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 It's one of the most successful product packagings in history: The iconic Heinz octagon bottle - on display in the Sen. John Heinz History Center - is now synonymous with "ketchup." It was first filled with Heinz's best ketchup: "Keystone Ketchup (Octagon Style)."

Make ketchup like Henry Heinz used to make

"This has ruined me for regular ketchup" - We found the recipe that first filled Heinz's iconic octagon bottle.

3 days ago

 In this Oct. 7, Joe Jutras stands with his world record breaking, 2,118-pound squash, following a weigh-in at Frerichs Farm in Warren, R.I. Mr. Jutras has become the first grower in the world to achieve a trifecta in the three most competitive categories in the hobby of growing gargantuan foods, having broken world records for largest pumpkin, longest gourd and now, heaviest squash.

Great pumpkins! Grower wins trifecta of giant food titles

A Rhode Island man is the only grower to have broken three world records: heaviest pumpkin, longest long gourd and now, heaviest squash.

4 days ago

 Gad Elmaleh, seen here with Audrey Tautou in the French farce "Priceless," will perform all weekend at the Pittsburgh Improv at the Waterfront, Homestead.

Pittsburgh things to do this weekend, Oct. 12-15

The Maker Faire, the music of The Weight, Milky Chance and Black Violin, along with lots of other events on the schedule for the weekend.

5 days ago

 Venison with mushrooms in a sour cream gravy, plated with new potatoes and carrots

Wild for game? You might be if you prepare it the right way

Instead of the same old, same old, serve venison with mushrooms, braised rabbit with Canadian bacon and roast duck with spices.

5 days ago

 A519 Chocolate will bring truffles to the Chocolate Bar on Saturday at the Benedum Center.

Food Column: Chocolate for charity and more

Autumn-themed events are springing up all over the area.

6 days ago

 Virginia Phillips of Slow Food Pittsburgh expects some of these apple varieties to find their way to the tasting buffet at the group's Apple Dinner Social Night on Oct. 17 at Quickhatch Coffee + Food in Etna. The small, dark yellow russets and the small red apples are heirloom varieties from Mick Luber of Bluebird Farm in Cadiz, Ohio. The large apples varieties are Rubinette, Cox's Orange Pippin and a Golden Delicious cross, all from Paul's Orchard in Joffre.

Apples top the menu at first of three fall Slow Food Pittsburgh events

Autumn food showcases include apples, beef and pies throughout the Pittsburgh region.

5 days ago

 Henry Dewey of Penn Avenue Fish Co. is opening a new venture this fall. Penn Cove Eatery and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood Bar will open at  the Clark Building on Liberty Avenue, Downtown.

3 new restaurants to watch out for this fall

They are a chowder house, a restaurant reboot, and day-to-night options from a Pittsburgh longtime restaurant crew.

6 days ago

 Souffles, besides being delicious and deceptively easy to pull off, are totally old school, classy with a delicate strength, like Audrey Hepburn in a ramekin. (Food styling by Mark Graham.) (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

How to whip up a cheese souffle that won’t fall (well, it will, but that’s science)

Gird your loins, Preeps, because today we’re tackling one of the most seemingly intimidating of all culinary endeavors, the souffle. For

5 days ago

 Lynn Shane and Kim Maggio Schepner, both 56 and both originally from Pittsburgh's Bloomfield neighborhood, peruse cookbooks for sale at the Sen. John Heinz History Center during its Hometown Homegrown food expo Saturday.

Home, history and food converge for 'Hometown Homegrown' food expo

“We come to this all the time – we come to see what foods are new.”

1 week ago

 Honey Sriracha Wings with Sesame

Let's Eat: Sticky wings with honey and Sriracha

We’re almost a month into the regular NFL football season. By now you should be perfecting your skills for that great pre-game eating.

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Let's eat: Sticky Wings with Honey and Sriracha

Kick off your football tailgate on Sunday with chicken wings that are sticky, sweet and Sriracha hot.

1 week ago

 Manager Joe Steed exits an egg setter at Perdue’s Eagle Springs Hatchery in Candor, N.C., on July 24, 2015.

Most meat producers use antibiotics. Now consumers can see how much.

U.S. consumers are about to gain a rare window into the use of antibiotics in the food system, an issue of skyrocketing concern among

1 week ago

 In this Aug. 31 file photo, North Korean workers walk in a group to dormitories in the compound of the seafood processing factory Hunchun Pagoda in the city of Hunchun in northeastern China's Jilin province.

U.S. Customs vows to block imports made by North Korea workers

An Associated Press investigation tracked salmon, squid and cod processed by North Korean laborers working abroad to American stores.

1 week ago

 Leah Crocetto and Thiago Arancam in a setting at Saint Stanislaus Kostka in the Strip District.  Ms. Crocetto debuts with the Pittsburgh Opera in the title role of "Tosca."

Pittsburgh things to do this weekend, Oct. 5-8

Lots of seasonal events are scheduled for the weekend, including zombie fests, fall festivals and Halloween fright nights.

1 week ago

 Portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il hang on the walls in a dormitory for workers with the seafood processing factory Hunchun Pagoda, in the city of Hunchun. At a time when North Korea faces sanctions on many exports, it sends of tens of thousands of workers worldwide, bringing in revenue estimated at anywhere from $200 million to $500 million.

Are American appetites propping up North Korea’s rogue regime?

North Korean workers outsourced to China work in seafood processing plants that serve U.S. stores and restaurants, but benefit Kim Jong Un.

1 week ago

 Grill master Courtney McFarlane grills burgers in the kitchen at Tessaro's in Bloomfield.

At Tessaro's, how a master of the flame was born

Courtney McFarlane has learned to perfect grilling burgers at this Pittsburgh institution from a lot of practice and a lot of mistakes.

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Fall festivals brim with apples, whiskey, wine, chestnuts

Food events for the week also include lessons in making pasta and sauces and fermenting cabbage.

1 week ago

 Justin Severino of Cure, and Morcilla, at right, will cook with Abby Molinaro at Tastebuds in November

Top Pittsburgh chefs to bring a world of flavors at Tastebuds

The well-known chefs will team up with people with disabilities at the fundraiser for Best Buddies Pennsylvania.

1 week ago

 Easy Maple Turkey Breakfast Sausage.

This fall, say hello maple and so long pumpkin spice

As comfortable with sweet as it is with savory, maple syrup is a moment.

1 week ago

 Golden Shakshuka is made with yellow bell peppers and yellow cherry tomatoes.

Hang on to fading flavors of summer with a shakshuka

This vibrant one-pan egg dish is made with yellow bell peppers and yellow cherry tomatoes.

1 week ago

 Meadow Creek Dairy's Grayson (front) and Appalachian (back). The Appalachian was among cheeses that showed impressively next to the famed Parmigiano-Reggiano at the recent Cheese 2017 festival in Italy.

How good has US cheese become? Good enough to worry the Italians

At Cheese 2017, American artisan cheesemakers milk the satisfaction of a job well done and wonder about the future of raw-milk cheese in

1 week ago

 J.J. Johnson, a James Beard-nominated chef from Harlem, will cook for the Carnegie Museum of Art's "Feast: 20/20" on Oct. 6.

NYC chef to roll out a rice-themed feast at Carnegie Museum benefit

Chef J.J. Johnson, a James Beard nominee, also will present a  free community cooking demo at the Homewood-Brushton YMCA.

1 week ago

 In this 2015 file photo, a Whole Foods employee exits the store with a shopping cart in New York.

Amazon promised to make Whole Foods cheaper. Let’s see how that’s going.

Overall prices have dropped very slightly — about 1 percent — since Amazon ownership, according to an analysis by Gordon Haskett.

1 week ago

 An Impossible Burger at Burgatory on Monday on the North Side. The restaurant is the only one in the state to sell the meatless burger.

Impossible! The 'bleeding' meatless veggie burger arrives at Burgatory

It looks like ground beef and tastes awfully close, and you can now find the Impossible Burger it in Pittsburgh.

2 weeks ago

 Creamy Corn Chowder

Let's eat: Summer's End Corn Chowder

Savor the last of summer corn with this easy recipe for delicious chowder.

2 weeks ago

 The Whole Foods Market on Siena Drive in Upper St. Clair.

Whole Foods says customer payment information was hacked

Whole Foods says credit and debit card information for customers at its in-store restaurants or bars may have been exposed to hackers.

2 weeks ago

 Bob Segar will hit town this weekend.  He'll play at PPG Paints Arena, Uptown on Thursday.

Pittsburgh things to do this weekend, September 28-Oct. 1

Performers including Bob Seger, John Waite, Shooter Jennings and Giada Valenti are scheduled to perform here this weekend.

2 weeks ago

 Ganesh Viswanathan tears a piece of roti with his fingers.

Where your hand is the spoon

Eating with your hands evokes a sensuous, intimate and tactile connection with the food on your plate.

2 weeks ago

 Donna Garlitz holds a plate with, clockwise from left, beef rouladen, red cabbage, knackwurst and spaetzle at the Garlitz Oktoberfest party in Mt. Lebanon.

Oktoberfest: Everybody is a little German right now

Donna Garlitz’s parents are Italian and Syrian but she channels the best German cooks when her Oktoberfest party comes around.

2 weeks ago

 This harvest was collected at Sankofa Village Community Garden in Homewood Brushton, one of 13 stops available on the Pittsburgh Urban Farm Tour.

Taste herbs, drink beer, meet pigs at urban farm tours

Pittsburgh Urban Farm Tour will stop at 13 farms and Butler County Farm Tour at six, and they are both self-guided.

2 weeks ago

 The interior of Ineffable Ca Phe on Penn Ave. offers Vietnamese coffee, sandwiches, and plenty of seating.

Little Bites: Ineffable Ca Fe and Enrico's Tazza D'Oro

Ineffable Ca Fe opened in August as a Vietnamese coffee bar; Enrico’s Tazza D’Oro has opened at 524 Grant Ave. in Millvale,

2 weeks ago

 Ben & Jerry's Downtown location, shown in 2012, will close Saturday.

Ben & Jerry's Downtown shop to close Saturday

The store is operated by nonprofit Life’sWork, which said it wants to spend more resources on job placement for its clients.

2 weeks ago

 Friendship Perk & Brew was created within a late 1800s house that once was used as a 7-Eleven.

Friendship Perk & Brew opens for lovers of coffee and beer

Friendship Perk & Brew at 300 S. Pacific Ave. is a passion project from JoAnn Redondo and Nick Redondo.

2 weeks ago

Vegetarian burger that 'bleeds' coming next week

Burgatory will add the alt-meat Impossible Burger to its menu

2 weeks ago

 The fourth annual fig fest will be held Friday at Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse and Whiskey Garden in Spring Garden.

Celebrate fall with figs and whiskey

Wigle Whiskey and Tango Food Truck join forces Friday for a night of fig festivities at the whiskey maker’s Spring Garden tasting room.

2 weeks ago

 The annual Autumnfest will be held every weekend through Oct. 22 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champion.

Festivals celebrate Ok-TEA-beer, autumn, German and Greek foods

Oktoberfests will be held in Millvale, Lawrenceville, Crafton Park and North Side.

2 weeks ago

 Vegans and vegetarians will love this brightly spiced eggplant and tomato curry.

Garlic shines whether it is assertively pungent or not

The bulb works in dips, curries, sauces and can speak with Italian, Greek and Indian accents.

2 weeks ago

 Jordan Andino and The Yard chef Chris Gilbert on Cooking Channel's "Late Night Eats."

Pittsburgh's midnight snacks and more served up on Cooking Channel's 'Late Nite Eats' Thursday

The Yard, Pirata and Umami are featured restaurants on the Cooking Channel program.

2 weeks ago

 Contestant Elise Harris in the “All-Stars Arrive” premiere of "Hell's Kitchen."

'Hell' yeah: Elise Harris adores being the 'Hell's Kitchen' chef you love to hate

The Woodland Hills graduate is the prime-time drama chef of Fox’s upcoming all-star edition.

2 weeks ago

 In this July 29 file photo, dip-netters crowd the mouth of the Kenai River in Kenai, Alaska.

Instead of fighting global competition, Alaska’s salmon industry is (reluctantly) embracing it

Many bill Alaskan wild as the French wine of salmon.

3 weeks ago

 Edward and Alma Fincke hold pawpaws from trees by their Emsworth home.  The couple planted pawpaw trees in 1988.

Forgotten fruit: Fest celebrates the pawpaw

Tree Pittsburgh’s annual Arbor Aid on Saturday at the Carrie Furnace in Swissvale will also include the city’s first Pawpaw Fest.

3 weeks ago

 Pawpaw Bread with Toasted Walnuts

Let's eat: Pawpaw Bread with Toasted Walnuts

The humble pawpaw is in season. Sweet and fruity, it’s a delightful substitute for bananas in this easy loaf bread.

3 weeks ago

Overnight French Toast rises bright and early for breakfast

The French Toast can be layered with bananas or pears or dried cranberries, and is served with a buttery caramel syrup.

3 weeks ago

 The pawpaw is native to more than 20 states, but is still largely unknown. It has creamy, custard-like flesh that takes like a cross between mangoes and bananas.

Pittsburgh festivals celebrate the humble pierogi, unheralded pawpaw

Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival will be held in Kennywood Park while Carrie Furnaces in Swissvale will host the Pawpaw Fest.

3 weeks ago

 Chris and Aeros Brittenburg from Who Cooks For You Farm with their children, Cedar, left, and Cyan.

Meet Your Farmer at happy hour at Smallman Galley

Founder Simon Huntley will debut “Harvie,” the company’s new platform that links customers with CSA farms and allows them to customize

3 weeks ago

 Lamb and Eggplant Casserole.

Eggplant might be weird but it's wonderful

The purple vegetable is exceptional when combined with lamb for a casserole or tahini and yogurt for a carpaccio or red pepper for a spread.

3 weeks ago

 Employees prepare for cake cutting along with accordionist Kevin Solecki during a birthday celebration at Wholey's in the Strip District. Wholey's will celebrate its 105th anniversary on Saturday with a seafood class, live music, cake, petting zoo, airbrush tattoos, balloons and more.

It's a week of festivals, cooking classes, hurricane relief

Wholey’s celebrates its 105th anniversary with a party, seafood class, petting zoo, balloons, samples, giveaways and live music on Saturday.

3 weeks ago

 Villa Italian Kitchen, a quick-service restaurant specializing in pizza, pasta and salads located in the main area of the airside terminal known as the center core, was hit with the most critical health violations over a two-year period. It received 13.

Pittsburgh International Airport eateries showing improvement on health inspections

Vendors at Pittsburgh International averaged 3 critical violations over the last two years vs. 14 when the Post-Gazette checked 4 years ago.

4 weeks ago

 In this 2011 file photo, a machine shakes a tree to harvest pecans at Evans Farms in Fort Valley, Ga.

Irma’s long gone, but Thanksgiving pecan pies are still at risk

Thirty percent of production may have been lost in Georgia.

4 weeks ago

 Pastry chef Arbil Lopez poses for a photo with a honey cake at Cafe Eighteen in Squirrel Hill.

Rosh Hashana : A holiday of hope and honey cake

Cafe Eighteen’s pastry chef, Arbil Lopez, explains the science behind the ingredients of the cake.

4 weeks ago



Munch goes to Chevere

Small Downtown shop offers South American street food to delicious effect in barebones location

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