FOOD

Food


Into the woods: Recipes from hunters

For most hunters, good food is as much an expectation at deer camp as bringing home a year’s supply of venison and a eight-point rack.



Your Thanksgiving pie doesn't have to be pumpkin

Here are a few different-from-the-norm recipes for your holiday pie day.


 

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Restaurants


Dine: Off-the-grid dining options

Pittsburgh cooks up unique eats in non-traditional settings and events, and here are a few to consider this fall.



On the Table: Mezzo

Pittsburgh's most delicious pasta can be found at Mezzo Downtown in the three-tier Sienna Mercato building.


 

Munch


Munch goes to Cafe Moulin

Shadyside creperie Cafe Moulin offers a taste of France and the Mediterranean.



Munch: New-to-town chef and local veteran bartender team at Carmella's Plates & Pints

"Cutthroat Kitchen" winner David Murphy pairs up with longtime South Side bartender Carmella Salem at her new namesake restaurant.


 
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Looking for a few recipes to try out in the kitchen this Thanksgiving? Or are you hosting your first Thanksgiving dinner and need a little help planning?

This page offers a few tricks and delicious treats to help get you through Turkey Day.

Libations


Spirits: Punch up your holidays

Punch, ideal for holiday entertaining, has a history that goes back to the British sailors of the 17th century.



What makes a place a speakeasy under Pennsylvania law?

People hear the word “speakeasy” and think secret passwords, but often it’s no more illicit than a college keg party.


 

Kitchen Mailbox


Kitchen Mailbox: Recipes for Halloween fun

Don't be scared that it will take too much time: Holiday treats can be made quick and easy



Kitchen Mailbox: Two cakes you can fall for

Two cakes featuring fall fruits make special treats for breakfast, lunch, brunch ... or just because you’re craving a delicious cake.


 

What's For Dinner


What's for dinner: Linguine with Spicy Lentils and Caramelized Onions

This easy pasta dish has a Mediterranean flair, thanks to the aromatic addition of Lebanese Seven Spices, a staple in any Lebanese kitchen.



What's for dinner: White Chicken Chili

Pureed hominy — dried corn that has been soaked in a mineral lime bath — serves as a thickener in this flavorful chicken chili.


 

Recipes


An herbal Thanksgiving

Local members of The Herb Society of America get the chance to strut their knowledge and cooking skills for Thanksgiving.



Relish this Thanksgiving with a homemade relish tray

A relish tray is an old-school must, and you can give it new life by making some of what goes on it.


 
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