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 Avocado Shrimp Toasts.

Food Column: Celebrate Thanksgiving, the Peanuts way

Bring out the toast topped with avocado and shrimp; popcorn flavored with sesame seeds; and jellybeans.

6 days ago

Food Column: Get a taste of Farm to Table Harvest at The Waterfront

Wine, beer, live music and plenty of food will on tap at the event Saturday.

1 week ago

Food column: Give thanks with a vegan spread

VegFeast will host a buffet-style Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 21.

2 weeks ago

Food Column: 'Let's Move' to run with '5-2-1-0' campaign

Symposium at Phipps to focus on getting kids to eat more healthy and be physically active.

3 weeks ago

Food Column: Food-allergy-friendly trick-or-treating

As more and more kids develop food allergies, trick-or-treating can become a nightmare.

1 month ago

 Chef Kate Romane of e2 will be cooking for YouthPlaces event.

Food Column: Pittsburgh chefs team with teens to cook for a cause

Professionals will train youngsters from YouthPlaces to make signature barbecue dishes.

1 month ago

 California Olive Oil Cake featured in the CPK cookbook.

Food Column: Photojournalist creates a feast for the eyes

Bellevue resident captures nontraditional photographs of foods, chefs, servers and diners.

1 month ago

 Jason Dalling is the executive chef at Fairmont Pittsburgh.

Food Column: Celebrate Thanksgiving the Canadian way at Fairmont Pittsburgh

Habitat restaurant will celebrate with a brunch buffet on Sunday, a day before the actual holiday.

1 month ago

 Spanish language posters used by Just Harvest's Fresh Access program to help immigrant and refugee communities access local farmers markets.

Food Column: With food, two groups help immigrants to assimilate

Grow Pittsburgh and Just Harvest are helping Nepalese, Bhutanese and Latinos to grow vegetables.

2 months ago

Food Column: Feast on local foods, music, artwork in Braddock

Foods and artwork will be sold on “farm table,” which will span the length of Braddock Farms along Woodlawn Street.

2 months ago

 Visitors try products from Brunton's Dairy last year at the “What’s on Your Plate?” Healthy Foods and Wellness Expo"  at Robert Morris University.

Food Column: What's on the plate in Moon? Plenty of healthy information

Healthy Foods and Wellness Expo will feature health screenings, cooking demos, food samples on Sept. 12.

2 months ago

Food Column: Fundraiser calls all foodies who are good spellers

Spellers and the audience can win restaurant gift cards at “Food Words,” which will be held Thursday in Bloomfield.

2 months ago

 Quick Marinara Sauce.

Food Column: Gluten-free conference to be held in Pine

Event held by Allegheny Center for Digestive Health will include lectures and cooking demonstrations.

3 months ago

Food column: Fundraisers, Indian cooking demo, beer sampling on tap

A listing of food-related events scheduled for the coming weeks.

3 months ago

Food Column: Feast on vegan delights at VegFest

Animal-rights group hosts event, a first in Pittsburgh

3 months ago

Food Column: Potlucks, global foods on tap

Also, kids can learn to make quesadillas and adults can get a lesson on ginger-themed appetizers and cocktails

3 months ago

 Tres Leches Cake.

Food Column: An ode to Latino culture

Potluck picnic will include everything from rice and beans to tres leche cake

4 months ago

 Katie Heldstab (left) and Christa Puskarich own Leona's Ice Cream Sandwiches..

Food Column: At Leona's, ice cream sandwiches are lactose-free

Couple use locally sourced ingredients to make creative flavors

4 months ago

 Sweet Jeanie's, an ice cream shop in Grove City.

Food column: Stroll, sample ice cream to benefit nonprofits

Grove City fest to feature inventive flavors

4 months ago

 Baked Salmon Cakes.

Food column: New blog advocates clean eating

Jeet Clean? offers recipes, shopping tips for a more healthy lifestyle.

5 months ago

The Food Column: Writer presents 'Grain of Truth' about wheat, gluten

Writer Stephen Yafa has turned his attention to food, and will appear at the Slow Food Pittsburgh’s Farmers@Firehouse farmers market.

5 months ago

 This is the logo for the "Be Your Own Boss" contest by the  Pittsburgh Public Market for Food-Based Businesses (BYOB).

Food Column: Take a bike tour of Sandwich Week

The fourth annual Northside Sandwich Week has a new twist this year -- Le Tour de Sandwich, a bike tour with stops for sandwich samples.

5 months ago

 Farm Truck Foods logo.

The Food Column: Farm Truck Foods is rolling

Mobile grocery to bring the markets to underserved neighborhoods.

5 months ago

 MIX Salad Concept's Rachael Bane, left, and Lia Vaccaro.

Salad days are on the way with lots of options Downtown Pittsburgh

And Arts Festival time means a roll-out of new lunch options.

6 months ago

 Bacon Cacio e Pepe.

The Food Column: Two words: 'Bacon Tour'

That’s just one of many food festivals firing up this spring.

6 months ago

 The logo for T-shirts for the Steel City Pizza Fest.  Designed by Pops Miriello.

The Food Column: The Pizza Fest that ate Lawrenceville

8 pizzarias will deliver to you in Arsenal Park.

6 months ago

 Vintage ads for Pyrex kitchenware, made for the past 100 years in Charleroi.

The Food Column: A glassy salute to Charleroi

Pyrex celebrates a century with the Mon Valley people who built the brand with their hands.

7 months ago

 Chris Fennimore.

The Food Column: Celebrating Chris Fennimore

Chris Fennimore is honoree at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh International Culinary School’s James Beard Culinary Tribute fundraiser.

7 months ago

 Zaycon Fresh brings meat directly from the farm to the consumer.

The Food Column: Farm-to-consumer meat

Friends make a success of farm to consumer meat delivery business.

7 months ago

 Ben Mantica, left, and Tyler Benson of Smallman Galley.

The Food Column: New galley in the Strip hopes to turn out top chefs

Former Navy project managers seek pitches for four restaurant concepts.

7 months ago

 Pinto Bean Cake.

The Food Column: No foolin’ — she misses Nan

The woman was sweet, trusting and perfect for pranks.

8 months ago

 Ditka’s Pittsburgh executive chef, Mike Campbell was invited to cook lunch for 5,000 cadets at West Point. On March 12, 2015, he made BBQ Brisket Sandwiches in the West Point mess hall on the academy grounds.

The Food Column: Feeding cadets with military precision

Pittsburgh chef. Mike Campbell, has a quick chance to cook at West Point.

8 months ago

 Attendees at last year's Farm to Table Conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

The Food Column: It's Farm to Table time

Project Lunch Tray Jr. Chef Competition is a new twist on school food.

8 months ago

 This card for mixed berry yogurt pops was endorsed by Andrew McCutchen.

The Food Column: Cook with these baseball cards

Pirates playing with the Food Bank to present healthful recipes

8 months ago

 Pittsburgh Fish Fry App.

The Food Column: An app for catching fried fish in Pittsburgh

Jireh Mobile is a free app available for download at jirehmobile.com. It’s free for the user but not for organizations listing its fish fry.

9 months ago

 Terina Hicks.

The Food Column: Cobblering together a business

Terina Hicks of Swissvale uses her mother’s recipes for her new business, Cobblerworld.

9 months ago



Harrisburg sheds its stodgy image

Pennsylvania’s state capitol is a hidden gem in plain sight in a city building a reputation as a foodie and sightseeing destination.

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