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.

about 12 hours ago

 "The New Passover Menu," by Paula Shoyer.

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.

about 12 hours ago

 Easter dinner, in a basket.

A portable feast for Easter

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

about 12 hours 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.

about 12 hours ago

New treats for Passover

Area stores offer some new selections for Passover.

about 12 hours 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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 days ago

 Spring Vegetable Risotto

Let's Eat: Spring Vegetable Risotto

Say goodbye to winter with this green, spring classic

4 days 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 days 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.

5 days ago

 An assortment of local eggs from Lisa Parker of Carmichaels in Greene County, including tiny Serama eggs and a blue egg from an Araucuna hen.

Eggs are back and showing up for every meal

Experts say you need not fear the cholesterol in this symbolic, versatile food.

1 week ago

 Bonnie Morrow, home baker.

Housebound, Bonnie Morrow decided to bake bread

After a fall left her with an injured leg and stuck at home, a Baldwin Township woman began to cook like her grandmother.

1 week ago

 "1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die" by Mimi Sheraton.

Mimi Sheraton's book lists the 1,000 foods to eat before you die

Mimi Sheraton’s latest book is her autobiography and a map of the world’s food.

1 week ago

 Banker Bill Dickson, Mayor Bill Peduto and  Councilman Corey O'Connor serve soup.

Empty Bowls fundraiser slated for March 29

Empty Bowls fundraiser is in it’s 20th year at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland.

1 week ago

 Curried Chicken Salad.

Marathon Ready: Curried Chicken Salad with Chickpea-flour Crackers

An easy, protein-packed lunch for runners-on-the go.

1 week ago

 Chris Cunningham, private chef for the Chait family, prepares a lobster consomme.

Dine: How Chris Cunningham became the private chef to Giant Eagle founders

Chris Cunningham has cooked for two governors, two senators and a king, now he’s private chef for the Chait family.

1 week ago

 The macaron display at Gaby et Jules in Squirrel Hill.

Gaby et Jules to lease space in Market Street Grocery, opening April 22

Partner Frederic Rongier plans on selling macarons, cakes, croissants, baguettes and the rare-in-Pittsburgh canele, brought Downtown daily.

1 week ago

Giant Eagle recalls seasonal cookies due to milk allergen

The supermarket has issued a voluntary recall of seasonal cookies baked and sold through March 18.

1 week ago

 Cauliflower Parmesan.

Cauliflower: the new hot food of 2015

2015’s “It” vegetable is as versatile as it is good for you.

2 weeks ago

 Potaje De Frijoles Negros from "The Cuban Table" by Ana Sophia Pelaez and photographer Ellen Silverman

Pull up a chair at the Cuban table and taste some island food

Easing restrictions on travel to Cuba creates an interest in its food.

2 weeks ago

 Tortes galore: an 8-inch Burnt Almond Torte, an individual torte, torte cupcakes and a torte wedding cake from Grandview Bakery on Mount Washington.

A taste of Pittsburgh: Burnt Almond Torte

Prantl’s famous confection, embraced by other bakeries, is one that you could try whipping up at home. ‘

2 weeks ago

 Twelve-packs, 15-packs, 18-packs and 20-packs are now legal at beer distributors, reinterpreting — and in effect, overturning — decades of state law that required distributors to sell full cases of beer or large individual units, such as half-kegs and quarter-kegs.

12-packs, 18-packs hitting Pennsylvania beer distributor shelves

Rivertowne Brewing, which helped overturn the decades-old rules on beer sales, is among the first to market with a 12-pack.

1 week ago

 1st Generation Farms Crust-less Cast Iron Quiche.

Farm to Table Conference theme is 'Cook at Home'

The March 27-28 conference at David L. Lawrence Convention Center.aims to connect home cooks with local resources.

2 weeks ago

 Dave Lagnese at his California Connection stand at the Farmers’ Market Cooperative of East Liberty, where he sells new-crop olive oils.

Dine: How to select a better olive oil

New-crop olive oils are now arriving in Pittsburgh, and they’re shockingly better than most brands at the grocery store.

2 weeks ago

 Cheese and butter meet in the comfort food Irish Mac and Cheese.

What's for Dinner: A gooey, bubbling crock of Celtic goodness

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish macaroni and cheese.

2 weeks ago

Giant Eagle recalls Irish Soda Bread over allergen

One customer has reportedly fallen ill after eating the bread, the FDA said in a statement.

2 weeks ago

 Frank Ruzomberka smooths the top of a coconut cream pie as the other cooks come in to work at Grant Bar.

Every day is pie day for Millvale chef Frank Ruzomberka

Frank Ruzomberka is 81 — and still bakes pies for Millvale’s Grant Bar, founded by his parents in 1933. And the pies are to die for.

3 weeks ago

 Scott Walton, executive chef at Heinz Field, talks with the table of tasters  for the 2015 Ireland Fund benefit at Heinz Field. Seated, from left, are Meg McCabe and Patricia Rooney.

Heinz Field's chef's Irish coming out party

Aramark’s Chef Scott Walton plans to wow for the American Ireland Fund gala

3 weeks ago

 In the steamy sugarhouse at Sweet Traditions near Corry, Erie County, John Wiggers Sr., seated at right, talks with neighbor Steve Anderson, standing, and son-in-law Joe Catalfu, standing in the steam behind him, while they all watch Mr. Wiggers' grandson Casey Catalfu boiling the season's first maple sap in February of last year.

In Western Pennsylvania it's maple sugaring time

Region’s sugar shacks are busy turning sap into syrup

3 weeks ago

 John DePaola, a fellow Penn Trafford band parent, serving Beth Kurtz Taylor's halushki at the concession stand.

Halushki power!

In and around Pittsburgh, we love our cabbage and noodles, even if we don’t all agree on how to make it.

3 weeks ago

 Tuna casserole.

Food Feedback: They're not at all wedded to Tuna Noodle Casserole

A reader shares a recipe that is dairy-free.

3 weeks ago

 Tim Tobitsch and Megan Lindsey own Franktuary.

Franktuary to open in Market Square, replacing Fat Tommy's

The new Franktuary, which already has a restaurant in Lawrenceville, will be at 115 Forbes Ave., between McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts.

3 weeks ago

 For years, beer distributors in Pennsylvania have been able to sell beer only by the case or keg.

Liquor Control Board says Pennsylvania beer distributors can sell 12-packs

Two Pittsburgh-area distributors and one local brewer helped overturn decades of state law.

3 weeks ago

 Author Alice Randall and her daughter Caroline Randall Williams, authors of "Soul Food Love."

Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams cook up some 'Soul Food Love'

A mother-daughter cookbook writing team put healthy spin on traditional soul food.

4 weeks ago

 Deanna Soost, owner of Good L'Oven Cookie Shop in Bellevue, boxes up an order in her shop.

Good L'Oven Cookie Shop and Muddy Cup Cafe warm up Bellevue

A new cookie bakery, run by Deanna Soost, cozies up beside a well-known coffee shop in shared storefront on Lincoln Avenue.

4 weeks ago

 The 2011 Bibich R5 Riserva: that obscure object of desire

A Croatia-to-Pittsburgh wine odyssey: How an obscure bottle gets in the PLCB system

You could find the notable 2011 Bibich R5 Riserva in ... one store in Indiana County? Discover how Pa. fields requests for “luxury” items.

4 weeks ago

 Tuna casserole.

Food fight: Our readers weigh in on Tuna Noodle Casserole

Some agree with Gretchen's "Yuk," some agree with Bob's "Yay,“ however everybody has an opinion.

4 weeks ago

 Beef Wheat Berry Stew.

Marathon Ready: Beef Wheat Berry Stew

This protein-rich stew is good for repairing torn muscle tissue; there also are plenty of carbs to restock your energy stores.

4 weeks ago


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