Food


 Janet McKee, with freshly picked strawberries,  and farm manager Kevin Keslar have started a "veganic" farm on a historic property in Donegal Township, Westmoreland County.

Holistic health counselor aims for better nutrition through vegan-inspired farming

Veganic farming is rare in America, but Janet McKee uses it to maximize nutrition on her Westmoreland County farm.

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 Garlicky shrimp are paired with sweet cherry tomatoes in this light summer dish.

Let's Eat: Garlicky Shrimp with Tomatoes

Garlicky shrimp are paired with sweet cherry tomatoes in a light summer dish.

3 days ago


 Salmon Quinoa Bowl.

Name your newborn Quinoa, win $10,000

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse challenge ends Labor Day.

4 days ago


 Jimmy Woods of Shaler works with mahi mahi fish in his food truck, Mission Mahi. Mr. Woods has had a long struggle with drugs and alcohol, but has found sobriety. He uses the truck not only to serve great fish tacos, but also to help people in recovery, many of whom work in the truck.

Mission Mahi food truck serves up more than tacos

For food truck owner and recovering alcoholic Jimmy Woods, “It isn’t about making money. It is about helping people.”

4 days ago


 BBQ Beer Can Chicken: Just place the bird on the grill, and let the beer escaping the can keep it moist while cooking

Sauces, rubs and marinades can help create sparks for Fourth of July cookout

Three recipes each for rubs, sauces and marinades.

6 days ago


 Circus Dinner in the Field menu will include farm-grown vegetables, grass-fed beef and local wine.

Middlesex event pairs farm, food and dance

Aerial and belly dancers to perform at dinner in the field event coming on Sunday.

6 days ago


 Sydney Tyner, a sixth-grader at North Hill's McIntyre Elementary, is the Pennsylvania winner of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a nationwide recipe challenge for kids that promotes cooking and healthy eating.

Ross sixth-grader is a chef in the making

Sydney Tyner of Ross is Pennsylvania winner of Michelle Obama’s “Healthy Lunchtime Challenge” contest

6 days ago


 Beets

Miriam's Garden: Beet goes on in the heat

Green beet tops add opulence and nutrition to dishes, while the roots make a luscious addition to meals..

6 days ago


 A scene from the 2014 Hometown-Homegrown event at Heinz History Center.

Food Column: Chefs to dish out skills, samples at Homegrown fest

Heinz History Center’s annual Hometown-Homegrown festival returns Saturday, June 27.

6 days ago


 Terri Dowd and David Carmine are co-hosts of "Between the Eats," a new Pittsburgh food web TV show.

Pro, home chef team up for Web TV series

David Carmine, Terri Dowd to serve trendy dishes

6 days ago


Food events for the coming week

Festivals, cooking classes and a food conference on the schedule for the coming week.

6 days ago


 Toasted Penne with Chicken Sausage.

Hungry biker: Toasted Penne with Chicken Sausage

Pasta, because it’s full of easy-to-digest carbohydrates, has always been a go-to food for athletes, including cyclists.

1 week ago


 Penn State head coach Joe Paterno tries to fire up his players against Ohio State at Beaver Stadium in November 2009. Ohio State won 24-7.

Latrobe brewery honoring Paterno with special beer

The Vienna-style lager available in mid-August will come in 12-oz. cans featuring Paterno’s image and accomplishments.

1 week ago


 Kitty Vagley, left, director of development for the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden and event planner Nancy Byrnes, on the plaza behind the restored  barn at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.

Tribute to chef Alice Waters will celebrate her influence

The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden will celebrate her legacy on Sept. 12 at its annual fundraiser, “From Garden to Table.”

1 week ago


 BIstro Steak and Frites  and Shallot Butter a great meal for Father's Day.

Let's eat: Bistro Steak and Frites with Shallot Butter

Because Dad deserves something special on Father’s Day.

1 week ago


 John and Lisa Pasqualino, owners of Eggs-R-Us on Noblestown Road, at their diner on Friday.

Egg shortage comes to roost at the table

In December, the USDA announced avian flu is present in U.S. flocks, devastating the poultry supply and tripling the price of eggs.

1 week ago


Churchview Farm in Baldwin to stage brunch 'locavores' should relish

The brunch features six or seven courses and will be held outdoors at a table that seats 48.

1 week ago


Steel Cup to sell coffee and beans at Strip farmers market

Organic-certified coffeemeister's secret? The Turkish roaster.

1 week ago


Penn State ice cream at Klavon's

Klavon’s will be serving its own homemade ice cream starting July 19 and holds a special event tonight with the Penn State Creamery.

1 week ago


 Minted Summer Couscous with strawberry and mint.

Super (easy) salads for the summer months

Here are 25 reasons to reach for the salad bowl this season.

1 week ago


 A Mulberry Margarita features a touch of Cointreau

Purple reigns: mulberries are everywhere

Western Pennsylvania’s ubiquitous berry deserves a place at the table: in jam, sorbet or even a refreshing cocktail.

1 week ago


The Food Column: Writer presents 'Grain of Truth' about wheat, gluten

Writer Stephen Yafa has turned his attention to food, and will appear at the Slow Food Pittsburgh’s Farmers@Firehouse farmers market.

1 week ago


 Upside Down Pizza Casserole.

Kitchen Mailbox: Upside Down Pizza Casserole

Here’s a fast and fun recipe for families on the go.

1 week ago


 Brunton's Chocolate Creme and Pasture-Maid's whole milk are bottled and ready for labels.

Pittsburgh-area milk returns to Giant Eagle Market District stores

Pasture Maid and Brunton offer half gallons

1 week ago


Food events

Some food related events scheduled for the coming week.

1 week ago


 The Food and Drug Administration said today that it will require food companies to phase out the use artificial trans fats almost entirely. Consumers aren't likely to notice much of a difference in their favorite foods, but the Obama administration says the move will reduce coronary heart disease and prevent thousands of fatal heart attacks every year.

FDA to require food industry to phase out artificial trans fats

Scientists say there are no health benefits to trans fats, which are used in processing food and in restaurants.

1 week ago


 Betsy and Ryan Miller, owners of Betsy’s Ice Cream on Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon, have a year-round subscription-based ice cream home delivery program.

Mt. Lebanon ice cream business starts delivery service

In November, Betsy’s Ice Cream started a subscription delivery service, modeled after the community-supported agriculture system.

2 weeks ago


 Housemade ricotta from Caputo Brothers Creamery in Spring Grove, Pa.

Mastering the making of mozzarella

The slow stretch: Making mozzarella the traditional way at Caputo Brothers Creamery in York County.

2 weeks ago


Allegheny County program on canning, freezing food set

Denise Schreiber, greenhouse manager for county parks, will show how to preserve fresh produce from the garden or farm market year round.

2 weeks ago


 Mexican Lime Chicken Fried Tacos

Let's eat: Mexican Lime Fried Chicken Tacos

Fried chicken perfection, in a hand-held package

2 weeks ago


 Non-perishable food is ready to be sorted sort at Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in November. The food bank started its summer food service program in 2009.

No vacation for hunger: Summer food programs feel the heat

Organizations across the Pittsburgh region pool new funding and tactics to pick up where school meals left off.

2 weeks ago


 According to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, more than 45,000 children are food-insecure children in Allegheny County.

Pittsburgh expands summer meals program for children

Through a new program called GrubUp, Pittsburgh will offer free lunches at more locations and send a food truck to pools and playgrounds.

2 weeks ago


 Curtis Gamble, former chef de cuisine at Grit & Grace Downtown, along with Justin Janosko and John Pieranunzi of Craftwork Kitchen, will open Station in Bloomfield by early August.

Restaurant Scene: A number of new Pittsburgh eateries poised to debut this summer

Although Mediterranean menus remain a common thread, owners are diversifying beyond Italian restaurants.

2 weeks ago


 David Primm, a volunteer with 412 Food Rescue, drops off leftover food from Whole Foods at Linden Avenue Elementary School.

Group delivers produce, baked goods to schools, shelters

412 Food Rescue working to end food waste in Pittsburgh.

2 weeks ago


 Miriam's Garden: Sweet Potatoes

Miriam's Garden: Southern flavors bloom

Miriam takes advantage of warmer weather to grow a few Southern favorites.

2 weeks ago


 Arthi Subramaniam.

PG names new food editor: Arthi Subramaniam

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette announces the appointment of Arthi Subramaniam as the new editor of Food & Flavor.

2 weeks ago


 Dustin Miller.

2 local chefs compete in Supermarket Showdown

Giant Eagle chefs Alois Maierhofer and Dustin Miller will compete in the Supermarket Chef Showdown in Chicago. ¼  ½  ⅓  ⅔  ¾

2 weeks ago


 This is the logo for the "Be Your Own Boss" contest by the  Pittsburgh Public Market for Food-Based Businesses (BYOB).

Food Column: Take a bike tour of Sandwich Week

The fourth annual Northside Sandwich Week has a new twist this year -- Le Tour de Sandwich, a bike tour with stops for sandwich samples.

2 weeks ago


 A Flag Pie made with blueberries and rhubarb-strawberry.

One Good Recipe: American Flag Pie

This red, white and blue dessert works for Flag Day and Fourth of July.

2 weeks ago


 Five-hour Ride Bars

Hungry Biker: Five-Hour Ride Bars

When you’re spending a few hours on a bike, it’s nice to have a nutritious snack that can travel with you.

3 weeks ago


 The new company's stock is expected to trade on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "KHC.”

Heinz-Kraft merger passes first regulatory hurdle

Canadian regulators are still reviewing the proposed merger, which would create the third-largest food/beverage company in North America.

3 weeks ago


 This tomato plant is infected with late blight, one of the  diseases which affect tomato plants.

Tips for growing disease-free tomatoes

Everyone knows homegrown tomatoes are the best. Summer isn’t complete without them. But it’s been challenging the last few seasons.

3 weeks ago


 Sesame-Crusted Salmon

Let's eat: Sesame-Crusted Salmon

Sesame seeds give crunch to an easy salmon dish.

3 weeks ago


 Tom Frommeyer bakes the eggplant for the moussaka in the kitchen at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church.

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church ready for food fest June 10-13

The upcoming semi-annual food festival will feature dishes like moussaka, spanakopita, lamb shanks and baklava.

3 weeks ago


 Tomatoes on the vine  for sale at the farmers market in Market Square. The stand is Spring Harvest Farm.

Farmers-market season includes several fresh finds in Western Pennsylvania

As the new grow­ing sea­son takes off, Western Penn­syl­va­nia once again is blessed with a bloom of bus­tling farm­ers mar­kets.

3 weeks ago


 Strawberry Relish.

Berry, berry good recipes for Western Pa. strawberries

Summer’s favorite fruit isn’t just for stuffing into shortcake

3 weeks ago


 Turmeric powder & fresh Turmeric root from Patel Bros. Indian grocery store in Monroeville.

Research points to health benefits of turmeric

Many studies show that turmeric may help prevent and treat heart disease, many cancers, Alzheimer’s and inflammation.

4 weeks ago


 Tofu Vindaloo from "Mastering the Art of Vegan Cooking" by Annie and Dan Shannon.

Healthful recipe: Tofu Vindaloo

It’s one of several recipes containing turmeric from the new book, “Mastering the Art of Vegan Cooking.”

4 weeks ago


 Grilled Chicken-and-Pineapple Sandwiches. Gretchen McKay/Post-Gazette

Hungry Biker: Grilled Chicken-and-Pineapple Sandwiches

You’re hot, you’re tired but most of all, you’re hungry. That’s what a long training ride will do to the body.

4 weeks ago


 Lauren and Chad Townsend at Millie's Homemade Ice Cream on Lynn Way in North Point Breeze.

Dine: Chef Chad Townsend turns his talents to Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream

Joined by his wife, Lauren, the former chef of Salt of the Earth brings his standards to making ice cream with seasonal ingredients.

1 month ago



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