Grilled lamb chops grilled, with herbs and bread.

The man behind 'Man Made Meals'

Steven Raichlen’s latest cookbook is a swell one for both new and accomplished cooks, and for both men and women, too

1 day ago

 Mint Chocolate Icebox Cake from "Icebox Cakes: Recipes for the Coolest Cakes in Town" by Jean Sagendorph and Jessie Sheehan.

What's the coolest confection in town? Icebox cakes

Whipped cream and cookies and wafers magically transform into luscious treats.

1 day ago

 "Bread Revolution," by Peter Reinhart.

Bread: Experimenting with sprouted and whole grains

Peter Rhinehart’s “Bread Revolution” includes some non-traditional advice and methods

1 day ago

 Fresh Access Food Bucks, an incentive program for food stamp shoppers this season.

In season: Farmers market 'bonus bucks'

Just Harvest expands Fresh Access to fruits and veggies

1 day ago

 Tacos al Pastor

Let's eat: Tacos al Pastor

A fiesta-starting recipe for your Cinco de Mayo celebration

5 days ago

Miriam's Garden: This time of year, her plot has English accents

Her garden, and her column, begin for another season.

1 week ago

 See-Through Sashimi from Bistro In Vitro, the world's first in vitro meat restaurant, an interactive online project in Amsterdam that goes live May 6.

Lab-grown meat? Bistro In Vitro serving up food for thought

A viable industry may be a decade or two away, but you can talk about it at this new interactive, online restaurant.

1 week ago

 Feast on Brilliant in Aspinwall.

Feast on Brilliant: A market in Aspinwall offers foods of distinction

Patty Danforth’s market provides one place where a busy person can find everything needed for a dinner party or a family meal.

1 week ago

Coming soon? The Pittsburgh Porkrind Bike

The Pittsburgh mobile food scene looks to go up a notch this June, when the Pittsburgh Porkrind Bike hits the streets.

1 week ago

 Fusilli with Broccolini, Chicken and Pecorino.

Marathon Ready: Fusilli with Broccolini, Chicken and Pecorino

Carbo-loading before a race doesn’t have to load you down.

1 week ago

  SLUG: letseat0425  CAPTION: Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Rub  CREDIT: Gretchen McKay/Post-Gazette

Let's eat: Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Dry Rub

Now that the weather’s nice, it’s time to fire up the grill.

1 week ago

 Kevin Sousa talks in February about the greenhouse in Superior Motors, a new restaurant scheduled to open in Braddock.

Pittsburgh restaurateur Kevin Sousa facing more legal troubles

The owners of the property where Kevin Sousa operated Station Street Hot Dogs have sued the chef and his wife for a total of $60,425.98.

1 week ago

 Tamari restaurant, at 3519 Butler St. in Lawrenceville, is closing in early May.

Tamari restaurant in Lawrenceville to close in May

The restaurant that had been one of the pioneering businesses in the neighborhood's revival will hold its last service May 2.

1 week ago

 Chicken Pot-Roasted in Milk, Bay and Nutmeg from "A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood" by DIana Henry.

Diana Henry's latest cookbook goes to the birds

The Northern Ireland native is the author of nine cookbooks, including  “A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood.”

2 weeks ago

Spirits: The (not-so) good earth

Pittsburgh’s soil and growing season might not be ideal for agricultural production — but perhaps it was ideal for producing Mon Rye.

2 weeks ago

 Emily's Bread & Butter Pickles.

Spring Pittsburgh Food Swap: unite and exchange your goodies

Emily Catalano of the blog Good Food Pittsburgh is hosting a free food swap on May 9 in East Liberty: bring something, get something.

2 weeks ago

 Craig McCloud passes out small samples of his Popsburgh frozen treats.

Popsburgh is popping up all over Pittsburgh

Craig McCloud is taking the frozen treats from the Pittsburgh Public Market and will be selling them from a bicycle-pulled cart.

2 weeks ago

 Crispy Black Bean and Quinoa Burritos.

Marathon ready: Crispy Black Bean Quinoa Burritos

A protein-packed meal you can hold in your hand.

2 weeks ago

Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products

The company “cannot say with certainty” how the bacteria was introduced to its facilities, Blue Bell’s chief executive Paul Kruse said.

2 weeks ago

 It's artichoke season in Rome, says Elizabeeth Minchilli.  The season lasts through May.  Locals eat them deep-fried and braised, or served in lasagna and risotto.

Dine: Two new books illuminate the ways of Italians and Italian regional cuisine

“The Italians” and “Eating Rome”: Two books to better understand Italians and the art of eating like one

2 weeks ago

 Deviled Chicken Thighs, a one-pot recipe, has some kick.

Let's eat: Deviled Chicken Thighs

Baked, breaded chicken is usually so boring. Not to mention predictable. Not this dish.

2 weeks ago

 Monica Martinez of San Francisco’s La Cocina sorts meal worms prior to baking them.

Bugs start to crawl into Americans’ diet

An increasing number of “entopreneurs” are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms and other edible insects.

2 weeks ago

 Heinz is hoping its new mustard will hold its own alongside its perennial product — ketchup.

Heinz looks to expand its reputation beyond ketchup — with mustard

New push for reformulated mustard in retail stores is part of the new owners’ vision for the company’s growth.

2 weeks ago

 A group of students from West Mifflin Area High School try the fresh made tortilla chips and salsas at Reyna's in the Strip District.

Latin-flavored field trip to the Strip sparks new food tour

West Mifflin Area High School students on the culinary excursion learn there’s more Hispanic/Latino flavor in Pittsburgh than they thought.

3 weeks ago

 Raj Sabharwal.

Make your own Canadian Peameal Bacon

The iconic Toronto-area food is a perfect project for the home cook.

3 weeks ago

 Carol Pascuzzi, cheesemonger at Penn Mac since 1984, prepares to cut a pound of Emmenthaler.

Carol 'Dearheart' Pascuzzi to take her leave from the Penn Mac cheese counter

After three decades of charming and educating cheese buyers, and calling everyone “Dearheart,” Ms. Pascuzzi is retiring at the end of May.

3 weeks ago

 "Everything Spice" bag .

One Good Recipe: Everything Seasoning

You know you have a keeper when you make a recipe and can’t keep your hands away from the finished dish

3 weeks ago

 Halushki potato-and-flour dumplings made by Maria Silvestri of Ben Avon. Topped with Bryndza cheese and bacon, these were served to a group of tour-goers at the Carpatho-Rusyn Center in Munhall.

Food Feedback: Store-bought noodles a no-no in halushki

Also: Readers praise Jessica Server’s essay on eating alone, “Table for One”; Melvin Krall send his late wife’s moving poem about Passover.

3 weeks ago

 Classic Ragu Bolognese

Let's eat! Classic Ragu Bolognese

Ragu Bolognese, which originated in the capital city of Bologna in the Emilia-Romagna region, is one of Italy’s most legendary dishes.

3 weeks ago

 Pirates President Frank Coonelly welcomes media members for a preseason tour of the changes at PNC Park.

Beyond peanuts and Cracker Jack: PNC Park’s new lineup of food includes some heavy hitters

One of the items, the Cuban Pretzel Dog, comes topped with diced ham, house-made smoked pork, mustard and homemade pickles.

3 weeks ago

 Eating alone can be, well, lonely, but it also has the potential for freedom, spontaneity and indulgence.

Table for one: Eating alone needn't be lonely

Local teacher Jessica Server finds out what happens when you remove the social aspect from a meal.

4 weeks ago

 Gluten-free Apple Crisp

Gluten sensitivity can be on a sliding scale

Less than 1 percent of the U.S. population has celiac disease, but many have some type of insensitivity to gluten.

4 weeks ago

 Heart-transplant patient Allie Sklarew, on her recent annual checkup, ate as she always does at her favorite Pittsburgh eatery: Lulu's Noodles in Oakland.

For a heart-transplant patient and her family, Pittsburgh’s food helps heal

Allie Sklarew, and her family, enjoys Lulu’s Noodles and other Pittsburgh restaurants during yearly check-up visit.

4 weeks ago


Let's celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day

Our columnist gets fancy with grilled cheese.

4 weeks ago

 Chicken Stir-fry with Broccoli and Green Beans.

Marathon Ready: Chicken Stir-fry with Broccoli and Green Beans

A quick and easy stir-fry that makes it easy to eat your veggies.

1 month ago


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