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 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.

2 days 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.

3 days 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.

3 days 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.

3 days 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.

6 days ago


Roasted Asparagus

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

6 days 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago


 Caption: Chicken Tikka Masala.

In home-canned tomatoes we trust

Enjoy preserved summer tomatoes now and use them in chicken tikka masala, chili and with yellow squash.

3 weeks ago


 From left: Caliente regional chef Erik Von Hansen, Bloomfield general manager Josh Jimerson, Mt. Lebanon general manager Joe Terlecki, owner Nick Bogacz, Mt. Lebanon assistant manager Matt Hickey, Bloomfield assistant manager Brandon Patterson.

Caliente wins 'best pan pizza in the world' honor

The pizzeria, with stores in Bloomfield and Hampton, entered a duck pie at  International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas last month.

3 weeks ago


 Fans at PNC Park this year will be able to enjoy two favorite baseball foods -- hot dogs and Cracker Jack -- in one dish, with a side of mac 'n cheese. It's called the Cracker Jack & Mac dog.

PNC Park takes crazy foods to new level with Cracker Jack & Mac Dog

The ballpark will sell a naan-wrapped all-beef hot dog topped with mac ‘n’ cheese, salted caramel sauce and fried pickled jalapenos.

4 weeks ago


 Glenn Miller, left to right, his sister Stacy Miller and Alison Kaelin, all of Observatory Hill, toast with beers as bartender Patrick Madden watches at Max's Allegheny Tavern on the North Side.

PNC Park Dining Guide: Where to eat and drink on game day

Going to the Pirates game? Here are food and drink suggestions before you get to the ballpark.

4 weeks ago


 Strawberry Buttermilk Cake from “Back in the Day Bakery Made With Love.”

Fragrant, fork-tender desserts are the stars of the spring table

From strawberry and cherry-almond cakes to raspberry shortcakes to orange scones, there’s a reason to celebrate the season.

1 month ago


 Asparagus spears are laid out side by side in this tart made with goat cheese.

Savor the savory side of early spring

Tarts, salads and meats are elevated with a seasonal touch.

1 month ago


 Unhusked and husked spelt from Weatherbury Farms in Avella. Spelt is one of the grains that will be spotlighted in a Slow Food Pittsburgh event April 3-4.

Pittsburghers get a chance to try rare grains at Slow Foods Pittsburgh event

At “Grains Are Not Created Equal,” sample unique grains, enjoy a potluck buffet featuring grains, and participate in a baking class.

1 month ago


Culinary events planned in Mt. Lebanon, Peters

Two culinary events will showcase various South Hills restaurants while raising funds for educational groups.

1 month ago


 Blake Beckett of West Central Cooperative sprays a soybean field in 2013 in Granger, Iowa. Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide — and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it.

GMO labeling debate puts food industry on defensive

Growing wariness among consumers and concern among scientists has led to a national fight over whether foods should list GMO ingredients.

1 month ago


 The late Anna Hritz's Patch Cake.

Favorite family hand-me-down recipes for Easter

Recipes for ricotta pies, bread and cookies are passed on from generation to generation, and so are the memories that go with them.

1 month ago


 Christina King prepares a ricotta pie at her Ross home.

Nina King: Ricotta Pie

For Easter, Nina says, Grandma would prepare the ricotta pie crust weeks ahead of the holiday and throw them in the freezer.

1 month ago


 Tina Reed got the ricotta pie recipe from her grandmother, and uses orange and lemon zests to impart a citrusy flavor.

Tina Reed: Italian Ricotta Easter Pie

It’s not an Easter meal for Tina Vezendy-Reed’s family without ricotta pie, which is served with memories and laughter.

1 month ago


 The Croatian Butter Cookies recipe from Helen (Hranilovich) Bossick Kulusich pictured here on her wedding day to Nicholas Kulusich. The cookie cutters were made by her son Philip Kulusich in his eighth-grade metal shop class in the mid-1930s.  Philip, 2, sitting in the chair is photographed with his brother Daniel. The copy of the recipe is faded from years of use.

Janet Buzzeo: Grandma Kulusich’s Croatian Butter Cookies

Grandma Kulusich’s Croatian Butter Cookies brings back plenty of wonderful memories of family and good homemade wine for Janet Buzzeo.

1 month ago


 Mary Welsh of Erie got the recipe for the Gingery Lemon-Lime Jello Salad from her mother who had in turn received it from her dear cousin.

Mary Welsh: Gingery Lemon-Lime Jell-O Salad

Mary Welsh says she makes “a really good green stuff” to complement the baked ham every Easter.

1 month ago


 Lucy Koutsavlis of Munhall names these thumbprint cookies after her grandmother Ivy who taught her how to bake them. Grandma The cookies are made with brown sugar and shortening.

Lucy Koutsavlis: Grandma Ivy’s Thumbprint Cookies

Lucy Koutsavlis will be celebrating Easter twice this year — with thumbprint cookies on Sunday and with leg of lamb on May 1.

1 month ago


 The Rice Pie has been an Easter classic in Lell Wood's family for generations. It is similar to a ricotta pie except that it also has rice and is covered with strips of crust.

Lell Wood: Rice Pie

Lell Wood’s grandmother’s sister, Annie DeLuca, was the best cook and baker of the family but she never liked to share her recipes.

1 month ago


 Kiki Lazaridis  cuts  spanakopita pie she prepared  at her home in Forest Hills.

Kiki Lazaridis: Spanakopita

Spanakopita is not going to make it to Kiki Lazaridis’ Easter table until May 1 because that’s when the Greek Orthodox celebrate.

1 month ago


 Louise DeRiso with her bunny and lamb cakes.

Louise DeRiso: Bunny Cake

Bunny Cake brings back fond Easter memories for Louise DeRiso of Edgewood.

1 month ago


 Bev Rowan of Bethel Park, bakes Patch Cake, an Easter tradition in her family. It's her Czech grandmother Anna Kerestan's recipe.

Bev Rowan: Patch Cake

One favorite dish Bev Rowan never could get enough of was her grandmother’s Patch Cake, a crunchy, rustic dessert made with sweet dough.

1 month ago


 Caption: Diners enjoy the 2013 "Brunch in Bloom" at Phipps Conservatory in Oakland.

Brunch choices are vast and varied for Easter

Eggs, ham, lamb and other brunch and dinner specials abound in Pittsburgh restaurants.

1 month ago


 Potato-Cabbage Patties are made with mashed potatoes, onion and cabbage.

Cabbage reigns, at least on St. Patrick's Day

Combine shredded cabbage with mashed potatoes and onion for a party-friendly patty.

1 month ago


 Bagels and Lox Deviled Eggs.

Deviled eggs with a twist

Be adventurous and fill eggs with green onions, jalapenos, bacon, balsamic vinegar or shrimp.

1 month ago


 Chicken ramen with shiitake mushrooms, noodles and hard-cooked eggs.

Make a bowl of ramen soup, and achieve supper

All you need is good broth, noodles, some chicken and shiitake mushrooms. Bean sprouts, scallions, jalapenos and cilantro are optional.

1 month ago


 Salad with falafel by Sito's Dressing will be available at the Farm to Table Conference Downtown.

Farm to Table Conference returns to Pittsburgh for 10th year

“Keep it real, keep it local” is the theme of the two-day event, which will feature cooking and gardening demos, tastings and a food court.

1 month ago


How to: Hard cook an egg

Tips for making the perfect hard-boiled egg

1 month ago


 Vincent Brady.

Pittsburgh culinary student wins 'Almost Famous Chef' Signature Dish honor

Vincent Brady, an Art Institute of Pittsburgh student, competed with chefs from four other regions and walked away with a $2,500 prize.

1 month ago


 Jet's Pizzeria manager JoAnn Liebro, left, poses with Jay Leno and Jet's employee Bryanna Zembroski last Saturday night.

Jay Leno drops by Jet’s Pizzeria in Dormont for a slice or three

The former late-show host apparently was hungry after he finished performing stand-up at Heinz Hall.

1 month ago


 Chef Anthony Marino, in blue, Don's Appliances corporate chef, hosts a cooking class at their East Liberty store.

Chef Anthony Marino brings enthusiasm to Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show

Chef Anthony Marino has never met an appliance he hasn’t wanted to take for test spin, which is how he ended up at the Home Show in 2013.

1 month ago


  Purple Carrot's Falafel Hash with Grapefruit-Arugula Tabbouleh.

Online subscription plans deliver meals to your door

Dinner-in-a-box is trending big, with lots of choices available for interested consumers.

1 month ago


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