Food


 Kraft and Heinz products are shown in Chicago, Ill. Kraft Foods Group Inc. said it will merge with H.J. Heinz Co. to form the third largest food and beverage company in North America with revenue of about $28 billion.

Is change an ingredient in Heinz-Kraft merger?

Heinz, Kraft wedding yields some interesting recipes.

about 12 hours ago


 Spring Vegetable Risotto

Let's Eat: Spring Vegetable Risotto

Say goodbye to winter with this green, spring classic

about 21 hours ago


 An image from Le Diner en Blanc last year in Philadelphia.

'Secret' dinner series Le Diner en Blanc coming to Pittsburgh

The outdoor dinners, in which patrons dress entirely in white, are held in more than 20 countries and 50 cities.

1 day ago


 Fourth and fifth grade students of Eden Hall Upper Elementary in Pine Richland pose after competing in the 2015 Future Chefs Challenge, hosted by Pine-Richland’s Food Services provider Sodexo. From left are Stella Fannie, Kim Sauers, Rachel Bashe, Noah Carter, Haley Katzfey and Eliana Lazzaro.

Student chefs compete at Pine-Richland

Norah Carter, a fifth-grader at Eden Hall Upper Elementary School, won the districtwide competition with her recipe for Garden Pops.

1 day ago


 Egg Bhurji from "The Perfect Egg" by Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park.

Eggs are back and showing up for every meal

Experts say you need not fear the cholesterol in this symbolic, versatile food.

3 days ago


 Bonnie Morrow, home baker.

Housebound, Bonnie Morrow decided to bake bread

After a fall left her with an injured leg and stuck at home, a Baldwin Township woman began to cook like her grandmother.

3 days ago


 "1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die" by Mimi Sheraton.

Mimi Sheraton's book lists the 1,000 foods to eat before you die

Mimi Sheraton’s latest book is her autobiography and a map of the world’s food.

3 days ago


 Banker Bill Dickson, Mayor Bill Peduto and  Councilman Corey O'Connor serve soup.

Empty Bowls fundraiser slated for March 29

Empty Bowls fundraiser is in it’s 20th year at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland.

3 days ago


 Curried Chicken Salad.

Marathon Ready: Curried Chicken Salad with Chickpea-flour Crackers

An easy, protein-packed lunch for runners-on-the go.

4 days ago


 Chris Cunningham, private chef for the Chait family, prepares a lobster consomme.

Dine: How Chris Cunningham became the private chef to Giant Eagle founders

Chris Cunningham has cooked for two governors, two senators and a king, now he’s private chef for the Chait family.

6 days ago


 The macaron display at Gaby et Jules in Squirrel Hill.

Gaby et Jules to lease space in Market Street Grocery, opening April 22

Partner Frederic Rongier plans on selling macarons, cakes, croissants, baguettes and the rare-in-Pittsburgh canele, brought Downtown daily.

1 week ago


Giant Eagle recalls seasonal cookies due to milk allergen

The supermarket has issued a voluntary recall of seasonal cookies baked and sold through March 18.

1 week ago


 Cauliflower Parmesan.

Cauliflower: the new hot food of 2015

2015’s “It” vegetable is as versatile as it is good for you.

1 week ago


 Potaje De Frijoles Negros from "The Cuban Table" by Ana Sophia Pelaez and photographer Ellen Silverman

Pull up a chair at the Cuban table and taste some island food

Easing restrictions on travel to Cuba creates an interest in its food.

1 week ago


 Tortes galore: an 8-inch Burnt Almond Torte, an individual torte, torte cupcakes and a torte wedding cake from Grandview Bakery on Mount Washington.

A taste of Pittsburgh: Burnt Almond Torte

Prantl’s famous confection, embraced by other bakeries, is one that you could try whipping up at home. ‘

1 week ago


 Twelve-packs, 15-packs, 18-packs and 20-packs are now legal at beer distributors, reinterpreting — and in effect, overturning — decades of state law that required distributors to sell full cases of beer or large individual units, such as half-kegs and quarter-kegs.

12-packs, 18-packs hitting Pennsylvania beer distributor shelves

Rivertowne Brewing, which helped overturn the decades-old rules on beer sales, is among the first to market with a 12-pack.

1 week ago


 1st Generation Farms Crust-less Cast Iron Quiche.

Farm to Table Conference theme is 'Cook at Home'

The March 27-28 conference at David L. Lawrence Convention Center.aims to connect home cooks with local resources.

1 week ago


 Dave Lagnese at his California Connection stand at the Farmers’ Market Cooperative of East Liberty, where he sells new-crop olive oils.

Dine: How to select a better olive oil

New-crop olive oils are now arriving in Pittsburgh, and they’re shockingly better than most brands at the grocery store.

1 week ago


 Cheese and butter meet in the comfort food Irish Mac and Cheese.

What's for Dinner: A gooey, bubbling crock of Celtic goodness

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish macaroni and cheese.

1 week ago


Giant Eagle recalls Irish Soda Bread over allergen

One customer has reportedly fallen ill after eating the bread, the FDA said in a statement.

2 weeks ago


 Frank Ruzomberka smooths the top of a coconut cream pie as the other cooks come in to work at Grant Bar.

Every day is pie day for Millvale chef Frank Ruzomberka

Frank Ruzomberka is 81 — and still bakes pies for Millvale’s Grant Bar, founded by his parents in 1933. And the pies are to die for.

2 weeks ago


 Scott Walton, executive chef at Heinz Field, talks with the table of tasters  for the 2015 Ireland Fund benefit at Heinz Field. Seated, from left, are Meg McCabe and Patricia Rooney.

Heinz Field's chef's Irish coming out party

Aramark’s Chef Scott Walton plans to wow for the American Ireland Fund gala

2 weeks ago


 In the steamy sugarhouse at Sweet Traditions near Corry, Erie County, John Wiggers Sr., seated at right, talks with neighbor Steve Anderson, standing, and son-in-law Joe Catalfu, standing in the steam behind him, while they all watch Mr. Wiggers' grandson Casey Catalfu boiling the season's first maple sap in February of last year.

In Western Pennsylvania it's maple sugaring time

Region’s sugar shacks are busy turning sap into syrup

2 weeks ago


 John DePaola, a fellow Penn Trafford band parent, serving Beth Kurtz Taylor's halushki at the concession stand.

Halushki power!

In and around Pittsburgh, we love our cabbage and noodles, even if we don’t all agree on how to make it.

2 weeks ago


 Tuna casserole.

Food Feedback: They're not at all wedded to Tuna Noodle Casserole

A reader shares a recipe that is dairy-free.

2 weeks ago


 Tim Tobitsch and Megan Lindsey own Franktuary.

Franktuary to open in Market Square, replacing Fat Tommy's

The new Franktuary, which already has a restaurant in Lawrenceville, will be at 115 Forbes Ave., between McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts.

2 weeks ago


 For years, beer distributors in Pennsylvania have been able to sell beer only by the case or keg.

Liquor Control Board says Pennsylvania beer distributors can sell 12-packs

Two Pittsburgh-area distributors and one local brewer helped overturn decades of state law.

3 weeks ago


 Author Alice Randall and her daughter Caroline Randall Williams, authors of "Soul Food Love."

Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams cook up some 'Soul Food Love'

A mother-daughter cookbook writing team put healthy spin on traditional soul food.

3 weeks ago


 Deanna Soost, owner of Good L'Oven Cookie Shop in Bellevue, boxes up an order in her shop.

Good L'Oven Cookie Shop and Muddy Cup Cafe warm up Bellevue

A new cookie bakery, run by Deanna Soost, cozies up beside a well-known coffee shop in shared storefront on Lincoln Avenue.

3 weeks ago


 The 2011 Bibich R5 Riserva: that obscure object of desire

A Croatia-to-Pittsburgh wine odyssey: How an obscure bottle gets in the PLCB system

You could find the notable 2011 Bibich R5 Riserva in ... one store in Indiana County? Discover how Pa. fields requests for “luxury” items.

3 weeks ago


 Tuna casserole.

Food fight: Our readers weigh in on Tuna Noodle Casserole

Some agree with Gretchen's "Yuk," some agree with Bob's "Yay,“ however everybody has an opinion.

3 weeks ago


 Beef Wheat Berry Stew.

Marathon Ready: Beef Wheat Berry Stew

This protein-rich stew is good for repairing torn muscle tissue; there also are plenty of carbs to restock your energy stores.

3 weeks ago


 Jeremy and Jessica Nolen of Philadelphia's Brauhaus Schmitz, and authors of "New German Cooking."

Dine: Pennsylvania’s German social clubs are the roots for this new cookbook

Jeremy Nolen shows the influences of growing up in Pennsylvania Dutch country in “New German Cooking,” written with his wife, Jessica.

3 weeks ago



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