Pizza Ebraica from "The Holiday Kosher Baker" by Paula Shoyer.

Breaking the Yom Kippur fast

After services, most families go home to break the fast with a simple, light, dairy meal that starts with a cool drink or a few grapes.

about 6 hours ago

 This is Jessica Merchant, the Pittsburgh-area blogger's new book, "Seriously Delish."

The Food Column: Local blogger's book is 'Seriously Delish'

North Huntingdon blogger, Jessica Merchant, publishes “Seriously Delish: 150 Recipes for People Who Totally Love Food.”

about 6 hours ago

 Pears in season now. Sweet or savory.

Appreciating the underappreciated pear

No disrespect to apples, but pears are as sweet and delicious a fruit as you will encounter in the fall.

about 6 hours ago

 French Toast Pancakes.

What's for dinner: French Toast Pancakes

Who doesn’t like breakfast for dinner? Especially when the dish combines the sweet taste of two morning classics, French toast and pancakes?

1 day ago

 Honey Cake Biscotti from "The Holiday Kosher Baker" by Paula Shoyer.

Rosh Hashanah is time for sweetening the new year

A favorite custom is to dip slices of apples into honey, celebrating the fruits of the season and ensuring that the new year will be sweet.

2 weeks ago

 Stubna family yearly Gnocchi Fest.

The Food Column: Ever hear of a gnocchi Western?

Parkway Theater holds “Spaghetti Westerns” (movie and spaghetti) and “Sunday Morning Movie Services” (coffee/doughnuts with classic movies).

2 weeks ago


Miriam's Garden: Tomatillos

Tomatillos are what’s going on in my garden right now.

2 weeks ago

 Kevin Hermann,  executive chef at The Porch at Schenley says  Weatherbury’s "stone-ground flours are amazing. I wanted something local with real soul to it."

Pittsburgh grain pioneers look to past for flavor

There are more local farmers planting more fields of these special organic grains and selling all they can produce

2 weeks ago

 Ginger Lime Beef Stir-fry.

What's for Dinner: Ginger Lime Beef Stir-fry

Hectic days call for something quick and easy for dinner.

2 weeks ago

 Vietnamese Beef with Rice Vermicelli and Crispy Vegetables from Diana Henry's new book, "A Change of Appetite: Where Healthy Meets Delicious."

A change of appetite: Eating healthfully more simply

Diana Henry’s new cookbook is still about good food, and it’s better for you

3 weeks ago

 Caryn Goldenberg, left, and Ashley Bowen and  with finished challahs at Chabad of the South Hills.

The Food Column: A 'Mega Challah Bake'

About 300 Jewish women from all over Pittsburgh will converge on the Beth Shalom Ballroom next Thursday to make bread and share prayers.

3 weeks ago


Kitchen Mailbox

Our columnist meets a former colleague of her husband -- to break the bread.

3 weeks ago

 Steakhouse Smoky Barbecue Beer Burgers with Caramelized Beer Onions.

What's for Dinner: Steakhouse Smoky Barbecue Beer Burgers with Caramelized Beer Onions

Preparing to cook at the Steel City Big Pour beer event last weekend got me thinking about beefy, beery burgers on the grill.

3 weeks ago

One Good Recipe: Herby Green Mayonnaise

Herby Green Mayonnaise melds perfectly with tomatoes for one lip-smacking sandwich.

4 weeks ago

 Heirloom tomatoes from Miriam Rubin's garden.

Miriam's Garden: Tomato time, finally!

Our columnist shares a bunch of recipes.

4 weeks ago

 Surrounded by ripe ones, a green tomato sits on a window sill, ready for frying.

Green tomatoes are great to cook with

Green tomatoes have something going for them -- a refreshing, acidic, clean taste and body that stands up to frying and baking.

4 weeks ago

 Beer Beignets served at the 2014 Steel City Big Pour.

One good recipe: Beer Beignets

A great recipe concocted for Steel City Big Pour beer, food and art festival.

3 weeks ago

Kitchen Mailbox: Her readers write

Here’s a bunch of reader requests.

4 weeks ago

 Halibut with Tomato and Spinach.

What's for dinner: Halibut with Tomato and Spinach

This exquisite tomato-based dish from my favorite Italian chef, Lidia Bastianich, has just a handful of ingredients.

4 weeks ago


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