The huge Minnesota State Fair is big on decadent food creations

Deep-fried and on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair are the popular offerings that draw nearly 2 million visitors a year.

Pittsburgh's North Shore survives trifecta of events

Pitt football, Pirates baseball and the all-day Rib Fest made traffic and parking tight on the North Shore, but planning prevailed.


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Munch goes to Schwartz Living Market

Old South Side market now a hub for vegan foods

Munch goes to Voodoo Brewery

Cool spot, good food and great beer make for a fun excursion north to Voodoo Brewery in Meadville.



Beer: Local places will pour it on during 'Big Pour Week'

Saturday’s Steel City Big Pour has sold out, but look for these related events at area bars, restaurants and brewpubs.

Spirits: What does 'craft' mean?

If “craft” spirits are in the eye of the beholder, why do distillers care so much about who gets to use the terminology?


What's For Dinner

What's for dinner: Tomato and Peach Salad With Crispy Tofu

A sweet and tangy summer salad even tofu-haters will love.

What's for dinner: Caprese Skillet Eggs

All the flavors of Italy’s favorite salad in an open-skillet egg dish.



Nestle’s Toll House teardrop chocolate morsel turns 75

For that simple, crunchy pleasure of a chocolate chip cookie, you have Ruth Wakefield and Nestle Toll House to thank.

Ground cherries are having a moment

Fruit that originated in South America is spreading via farmers markets here.


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