Food


 Under the eyes of his cows, Latrobe dairy farmer Ralph Frye keeps a notebook with the information on each of his cows.

As harvest wraps up, farmers tally up their crops

The steady rains that helped the vegetables made cutting and baling hay for livestock tough.

3 days ago


 Pumpkin Syrup.

Pumpkin: One of fall's favorite flavors

When you begin to think of pumpkin as both a flavor and a softening and moistening superstar, your baking world will open up wide.

6 days ago


 Zwiebelkuchen, or German onion tart.

New wine is an old German tradition that goes great with this onion tart

Octoberfest is not the only German tradition, another German fall festival is also celebrated – Federweisser, or new wine.

6 days ago


 'Intervention" by Denise Caruso.

Forum invites public dialogue on GMOs

What are GMOs? A genetically modified organism is generally defined as a plant or animal with DNA altered by genetic engineering.

6 days ago


 Attendees, totaling 2,152, participate in breaking the Guinness World Record for most cookies simultaneously dunked in milk Tuesday at Market Square at an event sponsored by Giant Eagle sponsored. The former record is 1,796.

In Market Square, more than 2,000 break world record for cookie dunking

The lunchtime crowd at Market Square received a cup of milk and cookies from Giant Eagle.

1 week ago


 Apples in an old-fashioned picker.

Miriam's Garden: Really local apples

The other day, just before a much-needed rain, I went out to my diminished but still productive garden to see what I could find.

1 week ago


 Phil Bourque, one-time Penguins player and now color-commentator who was known in his playing days as Ol' Two-Niner, bites into a new food offering for the Pens season called the "Ole 29er." It consists of smoked barbeque, mac n' cheese, baked beans, and coleslaw served in a waffle bowl.

What's new in Penguins food

The team and food provider Aramark held the first “Taste of the Arena” media event in the center’s Lexus Club this past Monday.

1 week ago


 A latte served at Tazza d'Oro.

Pittsburgh Coffee Week kicks off

Local coffee purveyors are hold events designed to entertain and inform coffee drinkers, but also teach and inspire coffee professionals.

1 week ago


 Michele McClendon, left, and Sue Zitterbart enjoy dinner at The Elbow Room in 2005. Owner Michael DiFiore is selling the establishment to Trapuzzanno Group, LLC.

Shadyside staple The Elbow Room being sold to out-of-town group

Owner Michael DiFiore will hand over the property sometime in December.

1 week ago


 Guinness World Records adjudicator Michael Empric records the weight of the giant pierogi that chefs at the Rivers Casino made on National Pierogi Day.

Another first for Pittsburgh: world's largest pierogi

The 123-pound dumpling was created by the chefs at Rivers Casino.

1 week ago


 There were long lunch lines at the Conflict Kitchen in Schenley Plaza in Oakland for the first day of its Palestinian menu.

Conflict Kitchen's Palestinian focus criticized as one-sided

Some call the Oakland eatery anti-Israel with the debut of its new rotation of dishes.

2 weeks ago


 Former Penguins player and radio analyst Phil Bourque, known in his playing days as Ole 29er, bites into a new food offering for the Pens season, called the "Ole 29er." It consists of smoked barbecue pork, mac n' cheese, baked beans and coleslaw served in a waffle bowl.

Penguins, Aramark introduce new Consol treats at 'Taste of the Arena' event

The Polish Hill Pretzel sandwich and the Ole 29er are a couple of the new foods this season.

2 weeks ago


 A loaf from "In Search of the Perfect Loaf" by Sam Fromartz.

Dine: Make the perfect loaf of bread

Author Sam Fromartz masters handcrafted bread-making and shares stories and techniques with the home cook in a new book.

2 weeks ago


 Pear gingerbread and bourbon cream.

Appreciating the underappreciated pear

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

2 weeks ago


 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.

2 weeks ago


 Home brewer Gregor Bender of Peters hams it up in "Breaking Bad" character.

Beer: Brewing Up A Cure offers brews 'you won’t find anywhere else in the world'

The eighth-annual fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation takes over Downtown’s PPG Wintergarden on Oct. 11.

2 weeks ago


 A wedding cake made of cheese created by Sara Hill, education director at the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, for her niece last month. It has 6 tiers of cheese, mostly bries and mobay.

Wedding cheesecakes, made with real cheese, are becoming popular

Not to be confused with traditional cheesecake, these cakes made of cheese can be served with appetizers or as dessert alternatives.

2 weeks ago


 Chicken Larb, served in a red cabbage leaf with jasmine rice.

One Good Recipe: Chicken Larb

Chicken Larb has been called the national dish of Laos, where many Hmong people live, and Hmong cooks enjoy various versions of it.

3 weeks ago


 Chef T.J. Barney at Fukuda restaurant in Bloomfield last year.

Fukuda restaurant in Bloomfield to close its doors Sunday

Owner Hoon Kim said he will hold onto the location and convert it to the brick-and-mortar spot for the Lomito food truck.

3 weeks ago


 Shrimp and Grits from "Dinner: The Playbook" by Jenny Rosenstrach.

Cooking dinner by 'The Playbook'

The new cookbook “Dinner: The Playbook” provides a step-by-step guide to planning and cooking delicious family meals.

3 weeks ago


 The spicier-than-usual chicken at Gus's World Famous Chicken in the heart of Memphis, Tenn., is seasoned with cayenne. It can be ordered a la carte or as a platter with baked beans, cole slaw and white bread.

What we ate in Memphis

At the Association of Food Journalists conference, the Pittsburgh contingent ate very well.

3 weeks ago


 Marie Kozak serves beer Sept. 21 during Oktoberfest at Penn Brewery.

Beer: In Pittsburgh things really are hopping

Oktoberfests continue at Penn Brewery and Hofbrauhaus while other events are happening at Hop Farm Brewing and Wigle Whiskey Barrel House.

3 weeks ago


 Voletta Germany receives a donated slow cooker from Matthew Bolton at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

The Food Column: The gift of 300 slow cookers

A unique monetary donation has allowed Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry to give away not only food, but also cooking implements.

3 weeks ago


 Freshly picked apples from the tree at Regent Square.

Hidden Harvest sheds light on Pittsburgh's edible landscape

Local group Hidden Harvest connects people with fruit and nut trees to volunteers willing to pick them to give to the hungry.

3 weeks ago


 Bratwurst in Beer from  “Bitter: A Taste of the World’s Most Dangerous Flavor, with Recipes” by Jennifer McLagen

One Good (and Bitter) Recipe: Bratwurst in Beer

This recipe comes from in the new and very interesting cookbook “Bitter: A Taste of the World’s Most Dangerous Flavor, With Recipes.”

3 weeks ago


 Maria Merante Palmieri, left, with her sister, Gina Merante Ross, has a full slate of Italian cooking classes in October.

Gobble up some new skills at fall cooking classes

From wine pairings to French cooking to gluten-free baking, you can find a variety of classes in Pittsburgh.

4 weeks ago



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