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 Rico Gagliano, left, and Brendan Francis Newnam, authors of "Brunch Is Hell: How to Save the World By Throwing a Dinner Party," and co-hosts of The Dinner Party Download.

Rescue your holiday by hosting a dinner party

A Pittsburgh native has co-written a tongue-in-cheek guide for restoring civility

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 Baked Cannellini Beans with Rosemary, Tomato and Sausage

Let's eat: Baked Cannellini Beans with Rosemary, Tomato and Sausage

Danish-inspired comfort food will chase away whatever ails you.

3 days ago


 Brewer Bryan McDowell holds his chin while brewing one of the first batches of beer in the brewhouse at the new CR Brewing Co. in Neshannock, Pa., near New Castle.

CR Brewing Co. aims to be a regional destination near New Castle

The Crane Room Grille, complete with a working 10-ton crane, adds a brewery that released its first two beers there this week.

4 days ago


 Sephardic Cheese and Parsley Pastries from "Hazana" by Paola Gavin.

Hanukkah: Cheese is traditional, along with foods fried in oil.

Cheese — generally soft white — and pastries fried in oil have became symbolic foods for Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights.

5 days ago


 The logo for Rare Ale, which is made exclusively for area BRGR outlets by Full Pint Brewing Co.

BRGR offers customers a Rare Ale

Full Pint Brewing Co. created this amber brew expressly to complement burgers, rare and otherwise.

4 days ago


 A growler of cider is filled at Knockin’ Noggin Cidery & Winery in Volant, Pa.

Food Column: Holiday cookie sales, pancake breakfasts with Santa and more

Wine trails and wine walks are among all the festivities taking place in the Pittsburgh region as we gear up for the holidays.

4 days ago


 Vellutata di Patate con Baccala al Nero di Seppia (Creamed Saffron Potato Soup with Baccala and Squid Ink Foam served with Julienne Vegetables), one of the "seven fishes" to be served on Christmas Eve at Senti in Lawrenceville.

Feasts of the Seven Fishes abound in the Pittsburgh area

Restaurants, a cooking school and an entire town prepare the Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian-American custom.

5 days ago


 Tom Kha Gai (Thai Chicken Coconut Soup) .

Slow cooking makes it easy to take it slow in the kitchen

The slow cooker has never been more popular, and not just for those racing against the clock.

5 days ago


 Champinones Gratinados (Mushroom Gratin with Ham Mayonnaise).

Let's eat: Champinones Gratinados

Just because an appetizer is easy doesn’t mean it can’t be elegant.

4 days ago


Eating cheese every day might actually be healthy

An analysis shows those who ate a bit of cheese every day were less likely to develop heart disease compared to those who rarely ate it.

5 days ago


Kraft Heinz setting goals for eggs, oil and generally being a good citizen

Earlier this year not one, but three shareholder resolutions briefly battled to bring attention to sustainability, nutrition and sourcing.

5 days ago


 A closeup of the Chocolate Chip and Cardamom cookies at the Gluten Free Goat Bakery Monday in Garfield.

One smart cookie: Artificial intelligence helps perfect a gluten-free treat

With the help of artificial intelligence, Google Pittsburgh cooks up a recipe for the best-tasting gluten-free chocolate chip cookies.

6 days ago


 Julius Drake, center, of Homewood speaks during the Repair the World Pittsburgh panel discussion Thursday in East Liberty. Anthony Parks of Highland Park, left, and Josh Inklovich, right, of Garfield also spoke on the panel.

Food industry can be an entry point for ex-cons seeking to build a new life

“Prison and Plates” panel discussion Thursday focused on connecting ex-offenders with the culinary world.

1 week ago


 White Bean and Greens Soup

Let's eat: White Beans and Greens Soup

It’s officially soup season! This easy beans and greens version will warm you up from the inside.

1 week ago


 Hand-forged paring and chef knives from Lawrenceville-based Artifact Metalworks.

Shop Holiday: Gifts for chefs & foodies

Foodies are easy to please. Read on for gifts for everyone from the budding home cook to the most seasoned chef.

1 week ago


 Fresh vegetables from Andrews farm are put on display at Market Square Farmers Market in May 2017. Chad Andrews, of St. Thomas Township in Franklin County, is the third generation fruit grower.

How can Pittsburgh's farmers markets be improved? A new community outreach study aims to find out

The city’s Planning Department has hired the Farmers Market Coalition to recommend improvements

1 week ago


 Volunteers with the American Cancer Society hold up lights in tribute to those affected by cancer as the PPG Plaza Tree is lit during the Comcast Light Up Night Friday, November 17, 2017, in Downtown Pittsburgh.

How to celebrate Christmas like a Pittsburgher

Here are 12 ways of Christmas in the Steel City, Kennywood and beyond.

1 week ago


 A tray of treats awaits "cookie tourists" at last year's Joy of Cookies Cookie Tour in Lawrenceville. This year's event will be held Friday through Sunday.

Food Column: A holly jolly cookie season has begun

Participate in a cookie tour in Lawrenceville and cookie extravaganza at Baldwin High School.

1 week ago


 Boozy Brunch Book Fair will be held on Sunday at Wigle Whiskey's new cider-making offshoot in Spring Garden.

A Boozy Book Fair & Brunch to be held at Threadbare Cider House

Wigle Whiskey co-owners to release book about the Whiskey Rebellion and rebirth of rye at a book fair brunch.

1 week ago


 Kringle's Cutout Sugar Cookies by Post-Gazette fashion editor Sara Bauknecht. PG writers, editors and photographers made a variety of Christmas cookies for the 2017 holiday season.

The Joy of Cookies, our best holiday cookie recipes

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette staffers are bringing some extra jolly to your Christmas and holiday cookie merrymaking by sharing recipes that

1 week ago


 Divinity candy by Erin Hebert of the Post-Gazette staff. PG writers, editors and photographers made a variety of Christmas cookies for the 2017 holiday season. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

Best Cookie Recipes: Mama's Divinity

Even though it is referred to as a candy, divinity is for all purposes a cookie the macaroon way.

1 week ago


 Christmas Tree Brownies by associate designer Alexa Miller of the Post-Gazette editorial staff. PG writers, editors and photographers made a variety of Christmas cookies for the 2017 holiday season.  (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

Best Cookie Recipes: Christmas Tree Brownie

When a brownie is shaped as a Christmas tree and has a thick green frosting, it’s a sign of comfort and joy.

1 week ago


 Florence StiglianoÕs Italian Drop Cookies by Rebecca Droke. PG writers, editors and photographers made a variety of Christmas cookies for the 2017 holiday season. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

Best Cookie Recipes: Florence Stigliano’s Italian Drop Cookies

These drop cookies are made with coffee, cocoa, dried fruits and nuts.

1 week ago


 Gingersnaps by Post-Gazette photographer Stephanie Strasburg. PG writers, editors and photographers made a variety of Christmas cookies for the 2017 holiday season. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

Best Cookie Recipes: Nana's Ginger Molasses Cookies

Scented with spices, these ginger-molasses cookies are soft and chewy.

1 week ago


 Cranberry Shortbread Cookies by Post-Gazette food editor Arthi Subramaniam. PG writers, editors and photographers made a variety of Christmas cookies for the 2017 holiday season. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

Best Cookie Recipes: Cranberry Swirl Shortbread

This shortbread gets filled and drizzled with cranberry puree that is redolent with cinnamon.

1 week ago


 Raspberry Linzers by Post-Gazette food writer Gretchen McKay. PG writers, editors and photographers made a variety of Christmas cookies for the 2017 holiday season. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

Best Cookie Recipes: Traditional Raspberry Linzer Cookies

Jam-filled linzer cookies have a subtle nutty flavor.

1 week ago


 Kringle's Cutout Sugar Cookies by Post-Gazette fashion editor Sara Bauknecht. PG writers, editors and photographers made a variety of Christmas cookies for the 2017 holiday season. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

Best Cookie Recipes: Kringle's Cutouts

The recipe from a free 1989 holiday cookie booklet is still a go-to for Post-Gazette staff writer Sara Bauknecht nearly 30 years later.

1 week ago


 Cherry-Filled White Chocolate Blondies by Susan Banks of the Post-Gazette staff. PG writers, editors and photographers made a variety of Christmas cookies for the 2017 holiday season. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

Best Cookie Recipes: Cherry-Filled White Chocolate Blondies

These cherry-preserves filled bars, with coconut and almonds, are easy to make and a nice twist on regular blondie recipes.

1 week ago


 Candy Cane Cookies by Bob Batz. Jr. PG writers, editors and photographers made a variety of Christmas cookies for the 2017 holiday season. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

Best Cookie Recipes: Candy Cane Cookies

Candy cane cookies take a little bit of work but are fun to make, especially with children.

1 week ago


 French pastry chef David Piquard of "Gaby & Jules"

With visa extension for chef, French pastries are safe in Squirrel Hill

David Piquard, co-owner of Gaby et Jules, was granted an extension to his H1-B visa, meaning that he can stay in the U.S. until May 2019.

1 week ago


 Lt. Damian Szuch, of the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire's  Engine 17 in Homewood  takes his 30 lb. turkey out of the oven to check it for the Thanksgiving feast on Thursday.

Kitchen emergency: First responders cook and deliver meals on Thanksgiving

Firefighters eat when they can between calls on Thanksgiving, while police spread holiday cheer to elderly shut-ins who sorely need it

2 weeks ago


 Asian Pork Cabbage Cups

Let's eat: Asian Pork Cabbage Cups

The holidays can be exhausting, but making dinner doesn’t have to be.

2 weeks ago


Having a turkey emergency? Text, email or call a hotline for help

It’s that special time of year when we labor over the stove for that perfect turkey and the fixings — and sometimes need help, and now!

2 weeks ago


 In this file photo, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, executive chef Jerome Grant designs a Thanksgiving spread based on his knowledge of Native American culture.

‘This is not a trend.’ Native American chefs resist the ‘Columbusing’ of indigenous foods

Native American chefs, whose foodways the culinary establishment has neglected, have lately found themselves in high demand by food media.

2 weeks ago


 Don’t blame the turkey for those snores coming from the living room!

No, turkey doesn't make you sleepy – but it may bring more trust to your Thanksgiving table

‘Tis the season for giblets, wattles and snoods – oh my. On Thanksgiving and Christmas, Americans consume about 68 million turkeys – one

2 weeks ago


 Danielle Spinola runs Tupelo Honey Teas now located in Millvale.

Millvale invites you to its Holiday Drink Tour

For a $10 donation to the volunteer fire department, you get a cup and map to stops where you can fill it with tea, beer and other drinks.

2 weeks ago


 "Jewel of the Lotus" won top honors for decoration at Let Them Eat Cake, The Midwife Center's annual fundraiser. The cake was crafted by Emma Lee Moore of Emmalee's Sweet Dreams.

Food Column: Build a gingerbread house, give feedback on Citiparks farmers markets

Polish-style Christmas with carols and dinner will be held in Oakland on Dec. 3.

2 weeks ago


 Intergenerational discussion groups gather around lunch tables at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church's  Great Exchange event.

'Tis the season of traditions, conversations to integrate generations

East Liberty Presbyterian Church to hold a discussion that will focus on traditions this holiday season.

2 weeks ago


 A whole roasted turkey with plum glaze.

Thanksgiving 911: Answers to last-minute turkey day questions

A meat-cutter, chef, pastry chef and wine sommelier come to your rescue for your holiday feast.

2 weeks ago


 Maple Nut Tart.

A nut pie that is everything it’s cracked up to be for Thanksgiving

Pecans and walnuts are tossed together with brown sugar and maple syrup for an irresistible pie.

3 weeks ago


 Paired with barbecue sauce, leftover Thanksgiving turkey makes a great topping for pizza.

What to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers

Why settle for a turkey sandwich when it’s easy to reinvent your Thanksgiving leftovers into something more fabulous?

3 weeks ago


 Skillet Mac 'n Cheese with Gouda and Bacon

Let's eat: Skillet Mac 'n Cheese with Bacon and Gouda

Want to get dinner on the table in a flash? Let a one-pot meal come to the rescue.

3 weeks ago


 Paula Deen has come out with her 18th cookbook, "At the Southern Table With Paula Deen."

Paula Deen’s visit to Pittsburgh rescheduled

The cookbook author will come to town in January to promote her latest cookbook.

3 weeks ago


 President Barack Obama, with daughter Sasha, carries on the Thanksgiving tradition of saving a turkey from the dinner table with a presidential pardon of 'Cheese' in the White House.

'Yes We Cran': A brief history of the presidential turkey pardon

Before it’s Donald Trump’s turn to spare a turkey on Thanksgiving, we looked back at some of the best presidential turkey pardons.

3 weeks ago


 Abbas Elfatlawi, left, and Jean McHenry are served meals at the Jubilee Soup Kitchen. The Uptown center serves about 100 meals a day to the needy.

How Pittsburgh soup kitchens prepare to feed the needy on Thanksgiving

Volunteers team up at local shelters and soup kitchens  to make sure no one goes hungry or without companionship on the national holiday.

3 weeks ago


 Jim and Irene Rozum of Imperial enjoy a moment, and tastes of his nephew Mark Rozum's wines at Mark Rozum's new tasting room in North Fayette for his Black Dog Wine Co.

Black Dog Wine Co. opens a tasting room in North Fayette

New winery is leasing Half Crown Hill Orchard market building until it builds its own permanent production and tasting room location.

3 weeks ago


 Rose sangria with cherries from "Cherry Bombe" is pictured on Thursday, November 9, 2017 in Oakmont. The recipe is submitted by Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu.

Best of 2017: Feasting with authors for Thanksgiving

Top 10 cookbooks of the year, which have recipes that will be appearing again and again at my daily and special-occasion dinners.

3 weeks ago


 VegFeast, Pittsburgh's annual vegan Thanksgiving dinner, will be held Saturday.

Food column: Former 'Chopped' contestant to cook at pop-up dinner in Pittsburgh

Chef Giovanna Delli Compagni to cook a dinner hosted by Underground Kitchen at a secret location.

3 weeks ago


 Arash Mokhtar carves a turkey on stage  at Pittsburgh Public Theater.

Thanksgiving feast takes center stage in 'The Humans'

Actors cut, carve, eat and drink real food in real time on stage in the Tony-Award winning one-act play.

3 weeks ago


 The red pepper, pomegranate and walnut dip, also known as muhammara, is sweet and tangy.

“Bringing it Home” by Gail Simmons with Mindy Fox: Red pepper-pomegranate dip

“Bringing it Home” by Gail Simmons with Mindy Fox

3 weeks ago


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