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Let's eat: Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Dry Rub

Now that the weather’s nice, it’s time to fire up the grill.

about 19 hours ago


 Kevin Sousa talks in February about the greenhouse in Superior Motors, a new restaurant scheduled to open in Braddock.

Pittsburgh restaurateur Kevin Sousa facing more legal troubles

The owners of the property where Kevin Sousa operated Station Street Hot Dogs have sued the chef and his wife for a total of $60,425.98.

1 day ago


 Tamari restaurant, at 3519 Butler St. in Lawrenceville, is closing in early May.

Tamari restaurant in Lawrenceville to close in May

The restaurant that had been one of the pioneering businesses in the neighborhood's revival will hold its last service May 2.

1 day ago


 Chicken Pot-Roasted in Milk, Bay and Nutmeg from "A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood" by DIana Henry.

Diana Henry's latest cookbook goes to the birds

The Northern Ireland native is the author of nine cookbooks, including  “A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood.”

3 days ago


Spirits: The (not-so) good earth

Pittsburgh’s soil and growing season might not be ideal for agricultural production — but perhaps it was ideal for producing Mon Rye.

3 days ago


 Emily's Bread & Butter Pickles.

Spring Pittsburgh Food Swap: unite and exchange your goodies

Emily Catalano of the blog Good Food Pittsburgh is hosting a free food swap on May 9 in East Liberty: bring something, get something.

3 days ago


 Craig McCloud passes out small samples of his Popsburgh frozen treats.

Popsburgh is popping up all over Pittsburgh

Craig McCloud is taking the frozen treats from the Pittsburgh Public Market and will be selling them from a bicycle-pulled cart.

3 days ago


 Crispy Black Bean and Quinoa Burritos.

Marathon ready: Crispy Black Bean Quinoa Burritos

A protein-packed meal you can hold in your hand.

4 days ago


Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products

The company “cannot say with certainty” how the bacteria was introduced to its facilities, Blue Bell’s chief executive Paul Kruse said.

4 days ago


 It's artichoke season in Rome, says Elizabeeth Minchilli.  The season lasts through May.  Locals eat them deep-fried and braised, or served in lasagna and risotto.

Dine: Two new books illuminate the ways of Italians and Italian regional cuisine

“The Italians” and “Eating Rome”: Two books to better understand Italians and the art of eating like one

6 days ago


 Deviled Chicken Thighs, a one-pot recipe, has some kick.

Let's eat: Deviled Chicken Thighs

Baked, breaded chicken is usually so boring. Not to mention predictable. Not this dish.

1 week ago


 Monica Martinez of San Francisco’s La Cocina sorts meal worms prior to baking them.

Bugs start to crawl into Americans’ diet

An increasing number of “entopreneurs” are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms and other edible insects.

1 week ago


 Heinz is hoping its new mustard will hold its own alongside its perennial product — ketchup.

Heinz looks to expand its reputation beyond ketchup — with mustard

New push for reformulated mustard in retail stores is part of the new owners’ vision for the company’s growth.

1 week ago


 A group of students from West Mifflin Area High School try the fresh made tortilla chips and salsas at Reyna's in the Strip District.

Latin-flavored field trip to the Strip sparks new food tour

West Mifflin Area High School students on the culinary excursion learn there’s more Hispanic/Latino flavor in Pittsburgh than they thought.

1 week ago


 Raj Sabharwal.

Make your own Canadian Peameal Bacon

The iconic Toronto-area food is a perfect project for the home cook.

1 week ago


 Carol Pascuzzi, cheesemonger at Penn Mac since 1984, prepares to cut a pound of Emmenthaler.

Carol 'Dearheart' Pascuzzi to take her leave from the Penn Mac cheese counter

After three decades of charming and educating cheese buyers, and calling everyone “Dearheart,” Ms. Pascuzzi is retiring at the end of May.

1 week ago


 "Everything Spice" bag .

One Good Recipe: Everything Seasoning

You know you have a keeper when you make a recipe and can’t keep your hands away from the finished dish

1 week ago


 Halushki potato-and-flour dumplings made by Maria Silvestri of Ben Avon. Topped with Bryndza cheese and bacon, these were served to a group of tour-goers at the Carpatho-Rusyn Center in Munhall.

Food Feedback: Store-bought noodles a no-no in halushki

Also: Readers praise Jessica Server’s essay on eating alone, “Table for One”; Melvin Krall send his late wife’s moving poem about Passover.

1 week ago


 Classic Ragu Bolognese

Let's eat! Classic Ragu Bolognese

Ragu Bolognese, which originated in the capital city of Bologna in the Emilia-Romagna region, is one of Italy’s most legendary dishes.

2 weeks ago


 Pirates President Frank Coonelly welcomes media members for a preseason tour of the changes at PNC Park.

Beyond peanuts and Cracker Jack: PNC Park’s new lineup of food includes some heavy hitters

One of the items, the Cuban Pretzel Dog, comes topped with diced ham, house-made smoked pork, mustard and homemade pickles.

2 weeks ago


 Eating alone can be, well, lonely, but it also has the potential for freedom, spontaneity and indulgence.

Table for one: Eating alone needn't be lonely

Local teacher Jessica Server finds out what happens when you remove the social aspect from a meal.

2 weeks ago


 Gluten-free Apple Crisp

Gluten sensitivity can be on a sliding scale

Less than 1 percent of the U.S. population has celiac disease, but many have some type of insensitivity to gluten.

2 weeks ago


 Heart-transplant patient Allie Sklarew, on her recent annual checkup, ate as she always does at her favorite Pittsburgh eatery: Lulu's Noodles in Oakland.

For a heart-transplant patient and her family, Pittsburgh’s food helps heal

Allie Sklarew, and her family, enjoys Lulu’s Noodles and other Pittsburgh restaurants during yearly check-up visit.

2 weeks ago


 Croque-Monsieur

Let's celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day

Our columnist gets fancy with grilled cheese.

2 weeks ago


 Chicken Stir-fry with Broccoli and Green Beans.

Marathon Ready: Chicken Stir-fry with Broccoli and Green Beans

A quick and easy stir-fry that makes it easy to eat your veggies.

2 weeks ago


 Glazed Pork Loin with Pineapple-Scallion Chutney

Let's Eat: Glazed Pork Loin with Pineapple-Scallion Chutney

For boneless pork tenderloin, all you need to do is season, glaze and bake.

3 weeks ago


 Asparagus Tart with Creamy Ricotta.

Asparagus is among the season's first strokes of green

A versatile veggie that brightens just about any recipe, asparagus can be boiled, steamed, fried, grilled or roasted.

3 weeks ago


 Roast Chicken with Fennel and Orange from "Modern Jewish Cooking" by Leah Koenig.

Try some new traditions for this Passover

Both of these cookbooks would make an excellent holiday present, along with a bag of Matzo Granola and a bottle of kosher-for-Passover wine.

3 weeks ago


 Easter dinner, in a basket.

A portable feast for Easter

Ideas for yummy take-along dishes for the Easter holiday.

3 weeks ago


 "Nonna Tell Me a Story: Lida's Egg-Cellent Farm Adventure" by Lidia Bastianich.

Lidia Bastianich's third children's book explains farm to table

Lidia Bastianich pens her third book, “Nonna Tell Me a Story,” for children and gets them cooking.

3 weeks ago


New treats for Passover

Area stores offer some new selections for Passover.

3 weeks ago


 Gonzalo Cembrero plans to open Pallantia Tapas y Paella in Shadyside in May.

Spanish native to open a tapas restaurant in Shadyside by early May

Pallantia Tapas y Paella will offer a different paella every day of the week, from chicken to seafood or vegetable.

3 weeks ago


 In his suit, David Wawrzynski says Heinz copied his idea for a "Little Dipper" packet, which he showed them in 2008.

Michigan man claims Heinz stole his idea for ketchup packet

Former and current Heinz employees testified they had had ideas for single-serve ketchup packets for years.

3 weeks ago


 Kraft and Heinz products are shown in Chicago, Ill. Kraft Foods Group Inc. said it will merge with H.J. Heinz Co. to form the third largest food and beverage company in North America with revenue of about $28 billion.

Is change an ingredient in Heinz-Kraft merger?

Heinz, Kraft wedding yields some interesting recipes.

4 weeks ago


 Spring Vegetable Risotto

Let's Eat: Spring Vegetable Risotto

Say goodbye to winter with this green, spring classic

4 weeks ago


 An image from Le Diner en Blanc last year in Philadelphia.

'Secret' dinner series Le Diner en Blanc coming to Pittsburgh

The outdoor dinners, in which patrons dress entirely in white, are held in more than 20 countries and 50 cities.

4 weeks ago


 Fourth and fifth grade students of Eden Hall Upper Elementary in Pine Richland pose after competing in the 2015 Future Chefs Challenge, hosted by Pine-Richland’s Food Services provider Sodexo. From left are Stella Fannie, Kim Sauers, Rachel Bashe, Noah Carter, Haley Katzfey and Eliana Lazzaro.

Student chefs compete at Pine-Richland

Norah Carter, a fifth-grader at Eden Hall Upper Elementary School, won the districtwide competition with her recipe for Garden Pops.

4 weeks ago



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