Shop Holiday: Cook up these gifts for chefs

These suggestions may make life a little sweeter for the cooks in your life.

about 20 hours ago

 Stem Ginger Loaf with Vanilla Frosting

Gingerbread and cookies: A spicy holiday tradition

Celebrating the rich, beloved flavor of gingerbread. Share photos of your holiday sweets with the PG.

2 days ago

 Figs poached in wine, served along with an assortment of cheeses.

Figs and dates sweeten winter treats

Dried versions of the fruits are great in the off-season.

2 days ago

 Farm Truck Foods founders Meredith Neel and Nicole Muise-Kielkucki at a planning meeting at Idea Foundry in Oakland.

Farm Truck Foods to get rolling this spring

Grant will help mobile grocery hit the road.

2 days ago

 Shawn Culp putting the finishing touches on the ACF Culinary Team USA ' entrée of Roasted Beef Sirloin with Sweetbread and Smoked Tongue, Truffle-celeriac Dauphinoise, Woodland Mushroom Variety, Braised Carrot, Semolina Dumpling, Jus Lie.

The Food Column: While you're at the mall, check out 'Culinary Traditions'

Pittsburgh Technical Institute culinary photo exhibit gives a taste of foods from many nations.

1 day ago

Peet's closing coffee shops in Pittsburgh area, Ohio

Peet’s coffee shops closing in the Pittsburgh area are in Oakland, the SouthSide Works and Waterworks Mall near Aspinwall.

5 days ago

 Tony Moio, owner of Moio's Italian Pastry Shop in Monroeville, makes sfogliatelle, an Italian pastry stuffed with ricotta and candied fruit.

Dine: Homemade sfogliatelle is a three-day endeavor

And Moio’s Italian Pastry in Monroeville makes the effort. Delicate sheets of dough and filling make sfogliatelle a rare and special treat.

6 days ago

 Easy holiday cookies include, clockwise from left, Christmas Drops (containing mini M&Ms), Chocolate Brittle Bars, Chocolate Rum Cookies, Drop Sugar Cookies (drizzled with frosting and topped with colored sugar), Chocolate Chip Shortbread and Sandwich Cookies.

Holiday baking without the heavy lifting

You can quickly make cookies that sparkle.

1 week ago

 Potato, Spinach and Carrot Latkes.

New books give 2 takes on Hanukkah traditions

This year I explored some different recipes for the holiday, including a couple of latkes, my choices sparked by two cookbooks.

1 week ago

 Sweet Potatoes and Apples from Renaissance Food Group.

New York Produce Show presents trendy vegetables

Color and convenience were prevailing themes at the recent New York Produce Show and Conference in the Javits Center.

1 week ago

 Ruth Zimmerman Miller of Lititz, PA, gets ready to add another three saffron stamens to the drying plates of saffron in her home.

Food Feedback: Readers savor the Pennsylvania flavors of saffron and acorns

One reader’s relative may have survived in Jamestown thanks to the nuts.

1 week ago

Agriculture Department asks people to discard eggnog from Washington County dairy

Milk inspectors discovered possible improper pasteurization at The SpringHouse, a dairy and restaurant in Eighty Four.

1 week ago

 Ruth Zimmerman Martin gets ready to add another three saffron stamens to the drying plates of saffron in her Lititz home

Pennsylvania's Saffron Belt

The world’s most expensive spice is a time-honored tradition in Pennsylvania Dutch country.

2 weeks ago

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.

3 weeks ago

 Chocolate Brownie Pecan Pie.

Your Thanksgiving pie doesn't have to be pumpkin

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

3 weeks ago

 A spatchcocked turkey (backbone removed) cooks in half the time of a traditional roasted turkey.

Spread your (bird's) wings and it will cook in half the time

Spatchcocking is the secret to a tender, fast-cooking turkey on Thanksgiving.

3 weeks ago

Thanksgiving food questions? They're waiting for your call

A number of hotlines are ready to help you out of holiday cooking hot water.

3 weeks ago

Pittsburgher finalists didn't win the Bake-Off

Pittsburgh was well represented in this year’s Pillsbury Bake-Off, with four area residents and one former Pittsburgher among the finalists.

3 weeks ago

 Cauliflower Gratin with Garlic and Feta.

Last minute side dishes

Hare are four easy side dishes that will add color and incredible flavor to your Thanksgiving table.

3 weeks ago

 Herb roasted Thanksgiving turkey. The inspiration for the turkey came from South American chimichurri, a richly herbed sauce that pairs beautifully with roasted meats.

An herbal Thanksgiving

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

1 month ago

Craft Pittsburgh beer would go great with Thanksgiving dinner

Local beer makers share some of their holiday traditions and recipes.

1 month ago

 Miriam Rubin's relish tray.

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.

1 month ago

  Winter produce delivery from Kohser Farms.

You still can support local agriculture in winter

Regular CSA deliveries can help you make it to next year’s growing season.

1 month ago

 Gluten-free Pumpkin Bread from Be Happily Gluten Free.

Gluten-free sides for the holidays

The good news is that the gluten-free product market keeps expanding along with the popularity of the gluten-free diet.

1 month ago


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