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 The charcuterie board at Spork.

Munch goes to Spork

Chef Christian Frangiadis returns to Pittsburgh dining scene in a big way with a new Garfield spot.

about 9 hours ago

 All-American Cheeseburgers with Homemade Pickles.

Simple is best when it comes grilling burgers

A his-versus-her approach to building the ultimate hamburger

1 day ago

 Inspired by an annual Cuban barbecue in Pittsburgh, "El Cubano del Lado Sur" is a blended and seasoned beef and chorizo patty topped with a Cuban "Mojo" sauce, Jarlsberg cheese, Serrano ham, pickle chips and mustard on toasted sourdough.

The Grownup Pizza Burger and the South Side Cuban

Here’s a pair of gourmet burgers inspired by a childhood experiment and an annual neighborhood cookout.

1 day ago

 Warm Potato Salad with Green Olive Vinaigrette from "Whole World Vegetarian" by Marie Simmons.

Lighter side dishes for the Memorial Day buffet

Here are three vegetable-packed recipes where clean flavors shine through, instead of being laden down with mayo and melted cheese.

1 day ago

 'Burgh Bits & Bites Food Tours is starting a tour of South Side, which will include a stop and a snack at Le Petit Chocolate.

Food tours of South Side, Squirrel Hill to launch

’Burgh Bits & Bites Food Tours to start regular tours along Carson Street, while Pittsburgh Tours & More will feast in Squirrel Hill.

1 day ago

Consumer alert removed at La Nova Pizzeria

Health code violations were fixed, county health department says.

1 day ago

 Hello Bistro in McCandless

Hello Bistro signs leases for two more locations

The fast casual salad and burger restaurant will open locations at the Siena at St. Clair and at the Village at Pine developments.

1 day ago

 Nutrition facts labels on food packages are getting a long-awaited makeover, with calories listed in bigger, bolder type and a new line for added sugars.

Makeover coming for food nutrition labels

Calories will be prominently displayed starting in 2018.

5 days ago

 Built in 1770, George Washington's Gristmill at Mount Vernon produces grain products on millstones powered by a 16-foot waterwheel.

George Washington’s reconstructed gristmill offers a historic look at Colonial grains

After acquiring the mill in 1997, The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association embarked on a five-year renovation.

1 week ago

 Grilled Chicken Skewers from "Flavorwalla" by Floyd Cardoz.

The 'Flavorwalla' cookbook is a fusion of many different cuisines and cultures

It’s the second book from chef Floyd Cardoz of the now-closed Tabla in New York City, also a four-time Beard Award nominee.

1 week ago

 Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart.

One good recipe: Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart

Strawberry cream cheese tart is an “essential recipe” that’s easy to make and great tasting.

1 week ago

 Bill's Garden opened Tuesday, a cafe addition adjacent to Bill's Bar & Burger located at The Westin Convention Center hotel.

Bill's Bar & Burger opens new Downtown cafe

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership supported the addition of the Bill’s Garden cafe as part of its Paris to Pittsburgh program.

1 week ago

 Chef Justin Severino, owner of Lawrenceville restaurants Cure and Morcilla.

Food Column: Many chefs gather under one roof for James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour

The prestigious James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour returns to Pittsburgh for a second year under the direction of Chef Justin Severino.

1 week ago

 Rachael Ray and her husband, John Cusimano, stand behind her kitchen island.

TV chef Rachael Ray moves out of the kitchen to cook up a furniture collection

The celebrity cook and her husband, John Cusimano, debuted the Rachael Ray Home Collection at the Spring High Point Market last month.

1 week ago

 Michael Aiello makes a pizza at his restaurant, Aiello's Pizza, in Squirrel Hill.

Popular pizzerias Mineo’s, Aiello’s expand to broaden their reach

Mineo’s Pizza House and Aiello’s Pizza both started from humble beginnings. Now, the rivals are trying to reach a broader customer base.

1 week ago

Miriam's Garden: Rain or shine, let the gardening season begin

Welcome to a new gardening season. Despite the erratic weather, rhubarb, sweet peas and greens are starting to thrive.

2 weeks ago

 Green Curry Braised Salmon.

Salmon cookbook is a good catch for creative recipes, tips

Diane Morgan showcases the versatility, exceptional flavor and health benefits of North America’s third-most consumed seafood.

2 weeks ago

 Cool Whip Strawberry Pie.

Cool Whip: Still cool after 50 years

America’s favorite frozen topping has a devoted fan club as it is time-saving, keeps for a long time and brings up good memories.

2 weeks ago

How fake is Cool Whip?

It’s top 4 ingredients in weight are water, hydrogenated oil, high fructose corn syrup and corn syrup.

2 weeks ago

 Gluten-free Chicken Noodle Salad

Let's eat: Gluten-free Chicken Noodle Salad

Expect your appetite to spiral out of control with this easy chicken salad.

2 weeks ago

 Doughnuts from the Pub Chip Shop at Piper's Pub in the South Side, which is starting a doughnut shop in May.

Doughnuts pop up at Pub Chip Shop

If the doughnuts are well-received, Piper’s Pub owner says they’ll open a dedicated shop to sell Just Good Donuts on the South Side.

3 weeks ago

 Chef Elise Wims prepares Capellin pomodoro with prawns and scallops in the kitchen at the Holiday Inn in Monroeville.

Winning delights for Mother's Day

Pittsburghers, who have showcased their culinary skills on national TV and contests, say their most devout fans have been their moms.

3 weeks ago

 Jacqueline Wardle plates Brioche French Toast in her booth, Josephine's Toast, at Smallman Street Galley in the Strip District. The booth is named after Jacqueline's maternal grandmother who "always burnt the toast, but got the butter and jam on at just the right time to create a culinary masterpiece."

Chefs cook for Mother's Day: Jacqueline Wardle, finalist on 'Cutthroat Kitchen'

The owner of Josephine’s Toast in Smallman Galley says her mother has been her faithful cheerleader through the ups and downs of her career.

3 weeks ago

 Lauren Kudlawiec learned how to make Blueberry Pound Cake from her mother, Barbara Bucci of Johnstown. "My mom played a paramount role in my cooking career," Mrs. Kudlawiec says.

Chefs cook for Mother's Day: Lauren Kudlawiec, runner-up on Rachael Ray’s 'Great American Cookbook Contest'

The Cresson high school teacher says her mother played a pivotal role in her cooking career.

3 weeks ago

 Vincent Brady with his mother, Janice Brady of Mentor, Ohio.

Chefs cook for Mother's Day: Vincent Brady, winner of ‘Almost Famous Chef’ Signature Dish award

The Pittsburgh Art Institute culinary student will be cooking for scores of moms on Mother’s Day.

3 weeks ago

 Sydney Tyner, 12, prepares Chicken Taco Tower for her mom, Amy Reed, the head chef of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Chefs cook for Mother's Day: Sydney Tyner, Pennsylvania winner of Healthy Lunchtime Challenge in 2015

I feel blessed to have a mother who makes steaks for me, says the sixth-grader from Ross.

3 weeks ago

 Key Lime Bundt Cake.

Win mom's heart with easy yet divine desserts

Make her a square-shaped Key lime cake or cookies or fudge that require only two ingredients.

3 weeks ago

 Pastries such as finikias, koulourakias and kourambiethes will sold at the Greek festival.

At 55, Greek Food Fest in Oakland is strong as ever

Crowd favorites such as spanakopita, pastitsio, souvlakia , baklava, koulourakia and finikia will be available.

3 weeks ago

Giant Eagle recalls dessert items

Grocery chain recalls walnut delight and pecan tassie cookies over undeclared milk allergen

3 weeks ago

 Richard DeShantz, left, and Keith Fuller, are teaming up to create Pork & Beans, a new restaurant to open in May.

Beer dinner offers a sneak peek of Pork & Beans

May 7 dinner of five courses with Full Pint beers previews the new Downtown restaurant by chefs Richard DeShantz and Keith Fuller.

4 weeks ago

 Khao Mun Gai at Asiatique Thai Bistro features crispy chicken, papaya soup, coconut rice, ginger sauce, and sweet and sour sauce.

Dining-out guide for Mother's Day

There’s a Pittsburgh restaurant to match every palate — from the toast & waffle mom to the froufrou mom to the global mom.

4 weeks ago

  Almond, Orange and Semolina Cake for Orthodox Easter.

Find a piece of heaven in the syrup-drenched revani

The cake, named after a Turkish poet, is made with semolina and topped with sugar syrup.

4 weeks ago

 Dietitian Mary Jo Costello, left, and Happy Vegan owner Sharon Gregory will speak at a healthy foods event on April 30.

'Forks Over Knives' food event pushes for plant-based diet

In addition to the documentary screening, there will be food, cooking demos and a catered lunch.

4 weeks ago

 For some people, asparagus makes its presence known with an odor in the diner's urine.

A delicate topic regarding asparagus

The end result from eating asparagus has puzzled scientists and those who eat the spring vegetable from the time of the pharaohs.

1 month ago

Roasted Asparagus

Spring is the best time to eat fresh asparagus, and it doesn’t need fancy flavor enhancements.

1 month ago

 Lisa O'Connor, left, and Amanda Williams are pastry chefs at Six Penn Kitchen, Downtown.

Hard and sweet life of a pastry chef

Lisa O’ Connor and Amanda Williams make more than just desserts at Six Penn Kitchen. They make the breads, garnishes and after-dinner mints.

1 month ago

 Chicken Soup with Cilantro Matzah Balls.

Celebrate a time of tradition and change for Passover

Accent matzo balls with jalapeno and cilantro or dot karpas salad with dates and pine nuts.

1 month ago

 Spaghetti Frittata with Arugula and Fresh Herbs.

Go green with an arugula-herb frittata for Earth Day

Be kind to the planet by making a meatless dish with seasonal ingredients.

1 month ago

 The logo for Huszar on the North Side

New Hungarian tavern invites you to a traditional outdoor bacon roast

The North Side’s Huszar will serve bacon and sourdough bread with brandy, two beers, dessert and live music for $35 on April 30.

1 month ago

 Alton Brown is bringing his new, live show, "Eat Your Science" to the Benedum.

2Do this week, April 17-23: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Comedy, art, film and classical, rock, jazz and R&B music populate the schedule for the coming week.

1 month ago

 Black mussels with white wine and fresh herbs at McCormick & Schmick’s.

1040s to savor for Tax Day

National food chains are offering food combos for a total cost of $10.40 or a reduction in the bill for that amount.

1 month ago

 Head Chef Justin Thomson, left, and DJ Park craft the first course for a Dinner Lab event at the Mine Factory in Homewood on July 30, 2015.

Dinner Lab ceases operations nationwide, including Pittsburgh

The subscription supper club of pop-up dinners that operated in 30 cities, including Pittsburgh, has shut down nationwide.

1 month ago

 Quinoa Bowl with fried egg and avocado.

Liven your breakfast with the venerable quinoa

The ancient grain, packed with nutrition and flavor, is perfect for quiches, muffins or simply served with fried egg.

1 month ago

 Grits with pesto, baby bella mushrooms and spinach.

Where true grits go for a twist and shout

Top the ground corn porridge with pesto, spinach and mushrooms or scrambled eggs, cheese and chives for a savory satisfaction.

1 month ago

 Savory Granola.

Savory oats is no fad; it's here to stay

A recent issue of “Food & Wine” called savory oats a chef’s healthy trend.

1 month ago

 A look inside the Stickler’s truck freezer. Top row (left to right): Strawberry, Cucumber Mint Lime,  Elvis (Peanut Butter, Banana and Honey). Bottom row: Pineapple Banana, Watermelon Kiwi, Mixed Berry.

Gourmet ice pop business to move into vacant ice cream shop in Millvale

Morningside couple to use landmark space to make creative frozen treats, and will continue to cart and truck ice pops around town.

1 month ago

Local Brewhouse to open across from PNC Park

Local Brewhouse, a spin-off of the popular Local Bar and Kitchen on the South Side, will open in May.

1 month ago

 Giant Eagle

Giant Eagle joins the cage-free egg trend

O’Hara grocer commits to selling only cage-free eggs by 2025, citing customer interest.

1 month ago

 Goat Rodeo Farm & Dairy in Indiana Townshhip makes chevre. The log of goat cheese is drizzled with honey and topped with rosemary.

Made in Pittsburgh: Lots of food is made and sold here

If you want to feed your family with Pittsburgh-centric foods, you have a wealth of choices including cheese, sauce, pasta and snacks.

1 month ago

 Pork and Beans Bars from "The Daily Cookie: 365 Tempting Treats for the Sweetest Year of Your Life by Anna Ginsberg."

Give in to cookies, the savory kind

Bake cookies with pork and beans or ham and cheese or sausage and potatoes.

1 month ago



Munch goes to Spork

Chef Christian Frangiadis returns to Pittsburgh dining scene in a big way with a new Garfield spot.


Munch goes to Spork

Chef Christian Frangiadis returns to Pittsburgh dining scene in a big way with a new Garfield spot.

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