A spoonful of Balsamic vinegar.

In Northern Italy, they are particular about their balsamic vinegar

Hal B. Klein finds out everything about real balsamic vinegar, from its long history to its flavor.

2 days ago

 Markie Maraugha, the new owner of the  reopened Nancy's East End Diner on South Avenue in Wilkinsburg.

Nancy's East End Diner reopens in Wilkinsburg

The borough takes stock of its food assets, including newly reopened Nancy’s East End Diner, so it can promote them.

2 days ago

 Some of the 10,080 bottles of Penn Oktoberfest beer waiting to be poured into buckets at Wigle Whiskey in the Strip District.

Beer: 10,080 bottles of beer on the wall

Volunteers pour out many, many bottles of Penn Oktoberfest at Wigle distillery to be turned into Oktoberfest Whiskey

2 days ago

 Margaret Schlass of One Woman Farm, plows a field next to where she is growing lettuce on the property she leases in Gibsonia.

It's time to sign up for your CSA

Feb. 28 is National CSA Sign-Up Day

2 days ago

 A potluck dinner spread.

Two food policy events scheduled

Two related events in early March will address hunger, the sustainable-food movement and other food-security issues in the Pittsburgh area.

2 days ago

 John's Granola.

Marathon Ready: Stave off hunger with this nutrient-rich granola

Granola packs good-for-you grains, nuts and fruit into a wholesome treat. Even better, it’s portable.

3 days ago

 Tuna casserole.

Tuna Noodle Casserole: Yuck!

A case against the popular, one-pot Lenten dish.

1 week ago

 Maggie Joyce, owner of Eadie's Kitchen & Market in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Tuna Noodle Casserole: Yay!

What’s not to like about the rich combination of noodles and cheesy sauce, with a crunchy topping and “tuna fish”?

1 week ago

 Mary Kathryn Poole, the new Let's Move Pittsburgh director.

Let’s Move Pittsburgh names new director

Expect to be hearing from NOLA native, Mary Kathryn Poole, on kids’ nutrition, exercise and more.

1 week ago

What's your take on Tuna Noodle Casserole?

You’re invited, readers, to share your stories and recipes.

1 week ago

 Roasted Beet and Lentil salad does not have to be eaten while riding in an Uber.

Uber wants to help your date night, Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is one of six cities where valentines can get a meal kit from Hello Fresh delivered via Uber’s app today.

2 weeks ago

Mastering the art of the seduction dinner

Some of us have go-to meals for ulterior motives.

2 weeks ago

 Hamersley's Roast Chicken with Garlic, Lemon, and Parsley at the point when Julia Child said, "They look napalmed, don't they?"

A dessert, and a dinner entree, to make for your sweetie

At least one sweetheart loves the chocolate cake, and Julia Child was blown away by the chicken.

2 weeks ago

 Mary Todd Lincoln's White Cake.

Cake and other recipes harken back to Abe Lincoln's day

Gretchen McKay pulls up a chair at Abraham Lincoln’s dinner table

2 weeks ago

New tour hits Pittsburgh's Lenten fish frys

Pittsburgh Tours & More also launching PA Wine Tours.

2 weeks ago

 Winter Vegetable  Soup with Farro.

This time of year, soup is like a warm hug

Miriam Rubin shares some of her favorite soup recipes to help fend off the cold weather.

3 weeks ago

 Jeff Berkowitz at Step 5 in the cheese-making process. After the mixture heats to 105 degrees -- when the liquid whey separates from the mozzarella -- the liquid is strained off by pouring into a collander.

Cheese to please your belly: How to make the good stuff at home

Jeff Berkowitz, a former research chef, uses his home kitchen as a DIY food factory, also making beer, kimchi and other gut-friendly foods.

3 weeks ago

 Chocloate goodies.

Extra-special Valentine's Day treats for those on restricted diets

Arlene Burnett cooks up chocolate desserts that would work for a variety of special recipients.

3 weeks ago

 Freelancer Nancy Hanst has for 51 years kept little spiral-bound food diaries, recording everything she and her husband, Jim, cooked and ate -- and other observations.

Food Feedback: They loved reading about her food diaries

And Nancy Hanst isn’t the only one who keeps track of what she cooks and eats.

3 weeks ago

 U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg.

FDA commissioner to depart in March

Margaret Hamburg is among the longest-serving commissioners to head the agency.

3 weeks ago

 Marathon runners participate in a nutrition/training seminar at UPMC Montefiore Hospital.

Running long distance? Don't expect to lose weight

Long-distance runners will naturally lose body fat during training, but a build-up of muscle will replace much of this weight.

3 weeks ago

 Crunchy Mocha Shake  is easy to digest for morning runners.

Runners breakfast recipe: Crunchy Mocha Shake

Here’s a chocolate-banana smoothie that’s good for a runner’s breakfast.

3 weeks ago

 Citrus tart.

Fresh citrus brightens winter meals

From oranges and tangerines to grapefruit, lemons and limes — they’re all available in spades now through late spring.

4 weeks ago

 The bar in the new pub which is being opened in the old Homestead municipal building by Meadville's Voodoo Brewery.

Voodoo opening pub in Homestead

The Meadville brewery is opening a pub to sell its brews closer to Pittsburgh.

4 weeks ago

 Anthony Zallo of the Bigelow Grille, who will be representing the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Taste of the NFL event on the eve of Super Bowl.

Pittsburgh chef serves elk at Taste of the NFL fundraiser

On Saturday, Chef Anthony Zallo will mark his seventh consecutive appearance at Taste of the NFL, a food-and-wine event for football fans.

4 weeks ago

 Jake Voelker poses for a picture at Voodoo Homestead.

Craft-beer destinations in Homestead, Bethel Park open Saturday

Public can visit Voodoo Homestead and Spoonwood Brewing Co. in Bethel Park.

1 month ago


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