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 Lidia Bastianich and her daughter, Tanya Bastianich Manuali, say they have a system that works when it comes co-writing cookbooks such as "Lidia's: Celebrate Like an Italian."

Basic recipe for Lidia's new cookbook? Testing 10 to 15 dishes a day

Lidia Bastianich and her daughter, Tanya Manuali, have come out with their eighth cookbook, “Lidia’s Celebrate Like an Italian.”

about 2 hours ago

 Arby's in Pleasant Hills started selling venison sandwiches starting today.

Farm-raised Arby's vension doesn't taste like the hunted white-tails

The fast-food chain is selling venison sandwich for the second consecutive year, but this time at all its locations.

about 10 hours ago

 Kasha Stuffed Peppers

Let's eat: Kasha-stuffed Italian Peppers

Trade buckwheat for beef in these easy, cheesy stuffed peppers.

1 day ago

 In this March 10, 2014, file photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips decorates a cake inside his store in Lakewood, Colo.

Prominent chefs oppose baker in major gay rights case

The food makers say that once they open their doors for business, they don’t get to choose their customers.

1 day ago

 Cranberry marshes at Wetherby Cranberry Co. in Warrens, Wisconsin, are flooded to make harvesting easier.

In Wisconsin, visitors can literally dip their toes into the cranberry harvest

Wisconsin produces about 60 percent of the country’s cranberries and about 50 percent of the world’s cranberries.

2 days ago

 Cider Baked Beans

Celebrate apple season with easy cider recipes

Eating apples are only half the fun. Your fall menu should also include dishes made with cider.

3 days ago

 Chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain speaks in Austin, Texas, in 2016.

AMC Waterfront to screen Bourdain's Pittsburgh episode for free

Chefs Kevin Sousa, Justin Severino and Jamilka Borges will answer questions at the screening, hosted by Best Buddies Pennsylvania.

3 days ago

 Pierogies will be among the many culinary offerings at the Ukrainian Food Festival in the South Side this weekend.

Festivals to serve pierogies, pies, borscht and more

The public is invited to the Lawrenceville brewpub to “add atmosphere” to the show.

3 days ago

 The Indian restaurant Rasika in Washington, D.C., has come out with its first cookbook.

Rasika's cookbook reveals the restaurant's house secrets

The debut cookbook by the acclaimed Indian restaurant in Washington, D.C., features recipes of its popular dishes.

3 days ago

 Raw vegan lasagna will appear on the menu at the first installmant of Pittsburgh Juice Co.'s Vegan Dinner Series in the Strip District.

What's for dinner? Raw vegan lasagna and tiramisu

Pittsburgh Juice Co. proves these dishes are possible through new raw vegan dinner series

3 days ago

 Homemade hard cider

Hard cider isn’t hard at all to make

Here’s a step-by-step guide to making hard cider at home.

3 days ago

 Fig, pear and walnut salad

One good recipe: Fig, Pear and Walnut Salad

’Tis the season also for pears and figs; they enhance the greens and go well with blue cheese.

4 days ago

 Arby's venison sandwich features a thick-cut. slow-roasted venison steak and crispy onions topped with juniper berry sauce.

Hungry for some venison? Head to Arby's on Saturday

Arby’s venison sandwich was a runaway hit last year and so the fast-food chain is offering it nationwide beginning on Saturday.

4 days ago

 Primanti Bros. is hoping that the prospect of free sandwiches might entice Amazon to take a longer look at Pittsburgh when it decides on which city to locate it second headquarters.

Primanti's hopes to sweeten bid for Amazon HQ with free sandwiches

If Pittsburgh wins its bid for an Amazon HQ, employees will get a free Primanti’s sandwich and a discount.

4 days ago

 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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

1 week 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.”

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago

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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.

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago


Fall festivals brim with apples, whiskey, wine, chestnuts

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

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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,

3 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.

3 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.

3 weeks ago

Vegetarian burger that 'bleeds' coming next week

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

3 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.

3 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.

3 weeks ago



Munch goes to The Pub at 333

Oakmont pub provides a good bet to hunker down and watch the Steelers with quality food and drink, and a lot of TVs.

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