Chicken Larb, served in a red cabbage leaf with jasmine rice.

One Good Recipe: Chicken Larb

Chicken Larb has been called the national dish of Laos, where many Hmong people live, and Hmong cooks enjoy various versions of it.

3 days ago

 Chef T.J. Barney at Fukuda restaurant in Bloomfield last year.

Fukuda restaurant in Bloomfield to close its doors Sunday

Owner Hoon Kim said he will hold onto the location and convert it to the brick-and-mortar spot for the Lomito food truck.

4 days ago

 Shrimp and Grits from "Dinner: The Playbook" by Jenny Rosenstrach.

Cooking dinner by 'The Playbook'

The new cookbook “Dinner: The Playbook” provides a step-by-step guide to planning and cooking delicious family meals.

6 days ago

 The spicier-than-usual chicken at Gus's World Famous Chicken in the heart of Memphis, Tenn., is seasoned with cayenne. It can be ordered a la carte or as a platter with baked beans, cole slaw and white bread.

What we ate in Memphis

At the Association of Food Journalists conference, the Pittsburgh contingent ate very well.

6 days ago

 Marie Kozak serves beer Sept. 21 during Oktoberfest at Penn Brewery.

Beer: In Pittsburgh things really are hopping

Oktoberfests continue at Penn Brewery and Hofbrauhaus while other events are happening at Hop Farm Brewing and Wigle Whiskey Barrel House.

6 days ago

 Voletta Germany receives a donated slow cooker from Matthew Bolton at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

The Food Column: The gift of 300 slow cookers

A unique monetary donation has allowed Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry to give away not only food, but also cooking implements.

6 days ago

 Freshly picked apples from the tree at Regent Square.

Hidden Harvest sheds light on Pittsburgh's edible landscape

Local group Hidden Harvest connects people with fruit and nut trees to volunteers willing to pick them to give to the hungry.

6 days ago

 Bratwurst in Beer from  “Bitter: A Taste of the World’s Most Dangerous Flavor, with Recipes” by Jennifer McLagen

One Good (and Bitter) Recipe: Bratwurst in Beer

This recipe comes from in the new and very interesting cookbook “Bitter: A Taste of the World’s Most Dangerous Flavor, With Recipes.”

6 days ago

 Maria Merante Palmieri, left, with her sister, Gina Merante Ross, has a full slate of Italian cooking classes in October.

Gobble up some new skills at fall cooking classes

From wine pairings to French cooking to gluten-free baking, you can find a variety of classes in Pittsburgh.

1 week ago

 Kevin Hermann,  executive chef at The Porch at Schenley says  Weatherbury’s "stone-ground flours are amazing. I wanted something local with real soul to it."

Pittsburgh grain pioneers look to past for flavor

There are more local farmers planting more fields of these special organic grains and selling all they can produce

1 week ago


Miriam's Garden: Tomatillos

Tomatillos are what’s going on in my garden right now.

1 week ago

 Honey Cake Biscotti from "The Holiday Kosher Baker" by Paula Shoyer.

Rosh Hashanah is time for sweetening the new year

A favorite custom is to dip slices of apples into honey, celebrating the fruits of the season and ensuring that the new year will be sweet.

1 week ago

 The first of the cherry tomatoes at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Westchester County, N.Y., a four-season farm, education center and restaurant.

Dine: How Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Hudson Valley influences U.S. food trends

Chef Dan Barber, author of “The Third Plate,” lures travelers with produce and policy to Blue Hill at Stone Barns outside New York City.

2 weeks ago

 Dan Barber, author of "The Third Plate."

Star chef plays 'The Third Plate'

Blue Hill at Stone Barns’ star chef Dan Barber reflects on changing how we cook and eat.

2 weeks ago

 Len Caric, the president and CEO of Uncle Charley's Sausage.

New owners of Uncle Charley's eye expansion

The sausage company based in Vandergrift looks to bring specialty brand into new regions

2 weeks ago

Post-Gazette wins two Association of Food Journalists awards

Food section editor Bob Batz Jr. and freelance writer Hal B. Klein were among 53 winners announced at a dinner Thursday in Memphis.

2 weeks ago

 Vietnamese Beef with Rice Vermicelli and Crispy Vegetables from Diana Henry's new book, "A Change of Appetite: Where Healthy Meets Delicious."

A change of appetite: Eating healthfully more simply

Diana Henry’s new cookbook is still about good food, and it’s better for you

2 weeks ago

 A taco from the stand outside Reyna Foods in the Strip District.

There's still time for summer's bounty

Though our city may be known for pierogies and fries on sandwiches, now is a great time for Pittsburgh food that is a lot more diverse.

2 weeks ago

 Heirloom tomatoes from Miriam Rubin's garden.

Miriam's Garden: Tomato time, finally!

Our columnist shares a bunch of recipes.

3 weeks ago

One Good Recipe: Herby Green Mayonnaise

Herby Green Mayonnaise melds perfectly with tomatoes for one lip-smacking sandwich.

3 weeks ago

 Surrounded by ripe ones, a green tomato sits on a window sill, ready for frying.

Green tomatoes are great to cook with

Green tomatoes have something going for them -- a refreshing, acidic, clean taste and body that stands up to frying and baking.

3 weeks ago

 Beer Beignets served at the 2014 Steel City Big Pour.

One good recipe: Beer Beignets

A great recipe concocted for Steel City Big Pour beer, food and art festival.

3 weeks ago

Food Feedback

Readers liked Marlene's ice cream 'a latte.'

3 weeks ago

Expo to celebrate Healthy Foods & Wellness

Sept. 13 event at Robert Morris University includes local chocolate -- in moderation.

3 weeks ago


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