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 Paula Deen has come out with her 18th cookbook, "At the Southern Table With Paula Deen."

Paula Deen’s visit to Pittsburgh rescheduled

The cookbook author will come to town in January to promote her latest cookbook.

about 2 hours ago


 President Barack Obama, with daughter Sasha, carries on the Thanksgiving tradition of saving a turkey from the dinner table with a presidential pardon of 'Cheese' in the White House.

'Yes We Cran': A brief history of the presidential turkey pardon

Before it’s Donald Trump’s turn to spare a turkey on Thanksgiving, we looked back at some of the best presidential turkey pardons.

about 5 hours ago


 Abbas Elfatlawi, left, and Jean McHenry are served meals at the Jubilee Soup Kitchen. The Uptown center serves about 100 meals a day to the needy.

How Pittsburgh soup kitchens prepare to feed the needy on Thanksgiving

Volunteers team up at local shelters and soup kitchens  to make sure no one goes hungry or without companionship on the national holiday.

1 day ago


 Jim and Irene Rozum of Imperial enjoy a moment, and tastes of his nephew Mark Rozum's wines at Mark Rozum's new tasting room in North Fayette for his Black Dog Wine Co.

Black Dog Wine Co. opens a tasting room in North Fayette

New winery is leasing Half Crown Hill Orchard market building until it builds its own permanent production and tasting room location.

1 day ago


 Rose sangria with cherries from "Cherry Bombe" is pictured on Thursday, November 9, 2017 in Oakmont. The recipe is submitted by Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu.

Best of 2017: Feasting with authors for Thanksgiving

Top 10 cookbooks of the year, which have recipes that will be appearing again and again at my daily and special-occasion dinners.

2 days ago


 VegFeast, Pittsburgh's annual vegan Thanksgiving dinner, will be held Saturday.

Food column: Former 'Chopped' contestant to cook at pop-up dinner in Pittsburgh

Chef Giovanna Delli Compagni to cook a dinner hosted by Underground Kitchen at a secret location.

2 days ago


 Arash Mokhtar carves a turkey on stage  at Pittsburgh Public Theater.

Thanksgiving feast takes center stage in 'The Humans'

Actors cut, carve, eat and drink real food in real time on stage in the Tony-Award winning one-act play.

2 days ago


 The red pepper, pomegranate and walnut dip, also known as muhammara, is sweet and tangy.

“Bringing it Home” by Gail Simmons with Mindy Fox: Red pepper-pomegranate dip

“Bringing it Home” by Gail Simmons with Mindy Fox

2 days ago


 The top 10 cookbook for 2017 are: "Desserts"; "Onions Etcetera"; "Cooking at Home With Bridget & Julia"; "Christopher Kimball Milk Street"; "Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook"; "Tree of Life"; Lidia's Celebrate Like an Italian"; "Rasika"; "The Haven's Kitchen Cooking School"; and "Bringing it Home."

Feasting with authors for Thanksgiving

This year has brought a spate of great cookbooks that blend cuisines without going over the top and are as intriguing as straightforward.

2 days ago


 Shrimp with orange zest is topped with nigella seeds, also known as black onion seeds. Cumin seeds could be used instead of the nigella seeds.

“Tree of Life: Turkish Home Cooking” by Joy E. Stocke and Angie Brenner: Shrimp with orange zest

“Tree of Life: Turkish Home Cooking” by Joy E. Stocke and Angie Brenner

2 days ago


 Green beans is spiced with green chili and red pepper flakes in the recipe from the cookbook, "Rasika."

“Rasika: Flavors of India” by Ashok Bajaj, Vikram Sunderam and David Hagedorn: Green beans

“Rasika: Flavors of India” by Ashok Bajaj, Vikram Sunderam and David Hagedorn

2 days ago


 Cauliflower florets are roasted with tahini sauce brightened with lemon juice and cayenne pepper.

“Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street” by Christopher Kimball: Cauliflower with tahini

“Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street” by Christopher Kimball

2 days ago


 Sweet potatoes are roasted and dressed with an herby hazelnut gremolata.

“The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School” by Alison Cayne: Sweet potato with gremolata

“The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School” by Alison Cayne

2 days ago


 Barley, Kale and Butternut Squash Risotto from "Lidia's Celebrate Like an Italian."

“Lidia's Celebrate Like an Italian” by Lidia Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali: Barley risotto

“Lidia's Celebrate Like an Italian” by Lidia Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali

2 days ago


 Bistec Palomillo from "Onions Etcetra" is a Cuban dish made with steak, white onion and garlic.

“Onions Etcetera” by Kate Winslow and Guy Ambrosino: Bistec Palomillo

“Onions Etcetera: The Essential Allium Cookbook” by Kate Winslow and Guy Ambrosino

2 days ago


 Rose sangria with cherries is from "Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook" by Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu.

“Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook” by Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu: Rose sangria

“Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook” by Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu

2 days ago


 Turkey meatballs flavored with pesto and served along with spaghetti.

“Cooking at Home With Bridget & Julia” by America’s Test Kitchen: Turkey-pesto meatballs

“Cooking at Home With Bridget & Julia” by America’s Test Kitchen

2 days ago


 This upside-down apple cake is studded with cranberries and super moist.

“Desserts” by the editors of Food & Wine: Apple cake with cranberries

“Desserts” by the editors of Food & Wine

2 days ago


 Apple Whiskey Pie from Prohibition Pastries is made with  Aged Wheat Whiskey from Wigle Whiskey. Prohibition Pastries is taking Thanksgiving pie orders through Sunday, Nov. 19.

Want a stress-free Thanksgiving? Order dinner to go

You can get smoked turkeys, ham with pineapple glaze, sweet potato sugared pecan casserole, vegan quinoa, boozy pies and ice cream

3 days ago


 Timothy Price, left, of Verona and Charlie Seay of the East Hills chat after running into each other during a brunch for veterans Saturday at Rivers Casino on the North Side. The casino offered their brunch free to veterans. The men, who both served in the Army, went to grade school together.

A free Primanti's sandwich or Sheetz car wash? Businesses offer thanks for vets' service

Two dozen restaurant chains offered some sort of Veterans Day promotion, in what has become as much of a tradition as the Downtown parade.

5 days ago


 Roasted Pumpkin Tacos

Let's eat: Roasted Pumpkin Tacos

Our take on a “Guerrilla Taco” from the streets of Los Angeles.

1 week ago


 Varol Ablak, the CEO of Ablak Holdings.

Green Tree-based franchise operator buys Turkish foods website

Established in 2003, Tulumba.com offers Turkish foods, home and personal accessories, gifts and flowers, and more.

1 week ago


 The Commonheart plays to the crowd on the final day of the 2017 Three Rivers Arts Festival.

Feeding their Soul: The Commonheart gets creative when eating on tour

The road goes on forever, but the dining options don’t for a young band working hard to make it big.

1 week ago


 Glistening with plum glaze, turkey is plated with roasted carrots and spinach.

Have it both ways for Thanksgiving: Butter-baste the turkey, serve leftovers with glazes

A traditional butter-basted turkey is a must and so are scrumptious glazes for leftovers, or a second bird.

1 week ago


 In this April 2017, photo, a passer-by walks near an entrance to a Panera Bread restaurant location, in Natick, Mass.

Together again: Panera Bread to buy Au Bon Pain

They were part of the same came company in the 1990s, until Au Bon Pain was sold to a private equity firm and Panera became the focus

1 week ago


 Spaghetti dinners will be held in Carrick and Penn Hills on Saturday.

Food Column: Sample wine, cheese, beer and oysters at festivals

Lessons in making pies and nutritional food for children will be held and so will dinners for charity.

1 week ago


 Eddie V's will feature sliced turkey, roast sage dressing and cranberry chutney as part of its traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Hate cooking for Thanksgiving? Then dine out in Pittsburgh

Forget the cooking and cleaning that comes with the Thanksgiving feast. Let the restaurant do that for you.

1 week ago


 Freshly shucked oysters add  a mild seafood flavor to a Thanksgiving stuffing.

Oyster stuffing isn't just for seafood lovers

Fresh-shucked oysters add flavor and moisture to Thanksgiving stuffing, and no, it won’t make side taste fishy.

1 week ago


 Sue Bumer and her husband Bob Bumer pose for a portrait with their grandchildren, from left to right, Morgan Bumer, 7, Chloe Spikula, 14, Brooke Bumer, 9, and Mason Spikula, 11.

Family meals rebranded for a new age

It takes more creativity to pull together multigenerational meals with different eating preferences, but encourage everyone to pitch in.

1 week ago


 Primanti Bros. Pastrami sandwich.

Airport patrons chew over loss of TGI Fridays. Would Primantis be a good replacement?

Suggestions on social media for replacement restaurants offering a taste of Pittsburgh include Primantis, Eat’n Park and a perogies vendor.

1 week ago


 Mexican Beef and Pork Chili.

Let's eat: Mexican Beef Chili

What better way to warm up on a chilly football Sunday than with a hot bowl of authentic Mexican chili?

2 weeks ago


 Patrons line up around the Dancing Gnome Brewing Company for the release of their new brew, Double Lustra Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in Sharpsburg.

Western Pa. towns are brewing up business

Pittsburgh-area towns and townships welcome breweries as catalysts for community and redevelopment.

2 weeks ago


 Waffles, INCaffeinated is set to become the first restaurant to open in the former Macy’s/Kaufmann’s department store Downtown. The building, a fixture at Fifth Ave. and Smithfield St. for well over a century, is being redeveloped.

Waffles, INCaffeinated inks deal to open in former Macy’s department store Downtown

Restaurant is the first to be signed for the Kaufmann’s Grand on Fifth Avenue development.

2 weeks ago


 From left brothers Shawn, Tony and Matt Lang stand where the future Pittsburgh Food Truck Park will be along the Riverfront Trail in Millvale.

Get an advance peek at the Pittsburgh Food Truck Park

Millvale riverfront attraction is to open in the spring, but Friday you can get a taste of eight trucks, a dozen local beers and two wines.

2 weeks ago


 Roasted buttered brussels sprouts from "The Farmhouse Chef" by Jamie DeMent

Which side are you on this Thanksgiving? Dishes can be creative or traditional

Whether you go the traditional or the nontraditional route, sides play a starring role for a Thanksgiving feast.

2 weeks ago


Papa John’s blames NFL anthem ‘debacle’ for hurting its pizza sales

The remarks follow a controversy over NFL football players protesting during the national anthem, a movement that started last season.

2 weeks ago


 These are some of the items a subscriber might find in a winter CSA box from Penn's Corner Farm Alliance. The winter subscription includes nine biweekly deliveries to pickup locations around the city, available from mid-November through mid-March. Boxes will hold items such as winter squash, potatoes, apples, greens, eggs, honey and maple syrup from local farms.

Food Column: Eat cakes, slurp soups, and drink wine, mead and rum for a cause

Pittsburgh Opera is holding a cake contest; Maggie’s Farm Rum and KingView Mead are raising money for South Park.

2 weeks ago


 Justin Severino, chef for Cure in Lawrenceville, works with his "buddy," Abby Molinaro, from Hampton, while cooking gazpacho at the restaurant.

Pittsburgh's best-known chefs to team with 'buddy' sous chefs

The 21 professionals will cook along with young adults with disabilities for the Best Buddies fundraiser on Nov. 8 in Downtown Pittsburgh.

2 weeks ago


 Espresso a Mano has opened at 1506 E. Carson Street on the South Side.

Lawrenceville specialty coffee pioneer opens South Side cafe -- with daytime meals

Espresso a Mano debuts on East Carson Street  with a range of specialty brews and a kitchen for breakfast and lunch items.

2 weeks ago


 Stuart Day of Stuart Day Guitars shows participants his workshop during the Burgh Bits & Bites practice run through the Allentown neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

The city's Allentown neighborhood has a food tour?

In a sign that this South Side hilltop neighborhood is coming back, ’Burgh Bits & Bites adds a tour of a half dozen of its eateries.

2 weeks ago


 This Feb. 16, 2017, file photo shows the ingredients label for soy milk at a grocery store in New York.

FDA moves to remove claim for heart benefits from soy milk, tofu and other foods

Monday’s announcement marks the first time the agency has moved to revoke a health food claim since it began approving such statements.

2 weeks ago


 Smoked and grilled killer wings at Fat Head's Saloon

The best dishes and drinks in Pittsburgh right now

We stop by Fat Head’s, Iron Born Pizza and Chengdu Gourmet

2 weeks ago


 Iberico pigs at White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Ga., where farmer Will Harris III worries about the possible long-term effects of a genetically modified pig.

Chinese scientists genetically engineered a low-fat pig. But for whose benefit?

The pig can better regulate its body temperature by burning fat in cold months. The side benefit? The hog ends up with leaner meat.

2 weeks ago


 Broiler chickens at a commercial poultry farm near Taylorsville, Miss., Nov. 1, 2016. The Kraft Heinz Co., which has spent the year bolstering its credentials on sustainability and good corporate citizenship, on Friday raised its standards for treatment of broiler chickens in the U.S. supply chain.

Kraft Heinz joins push to treat broiler chickens better

Under the new policy, Kraft Heinz joins food industry players such as Nestle USA and Panera in pushing the supply chain to make changes.

3 weeks ago


 The crabcake sandwich at RedWood Cafe in Mt. Lebanon.

Munch goes to RedWood Cafe

Mt. Lebanon lunch counter inspired by a bygone fine dining spot in the Mon Valley

3 weeks ago


 The logo for Abjuration Brewing Co., which aims to open by early next year in the Parkway Theater in McKees Rocks.

Abjuration Brewing holding open house in Parkway Theater in Stowe

Beer aficionados are invited to the back door for an advance peek, samples and growlers filled with a farmhouse ale or an American blonde.

3 weeks ago


 Pork belly with garlic mojo, cilantro, radish and queso fresco.

What's for dinner at Fairmont's new restaurant?

Garlicky chicken, 28-ounce ribeye, creamy lobster and citrus-bruleed pudding are among offerings at Fl.2, which opens at 4 p.m. Friday.

3 weeks ago


 Bethany Zozula, executive chef at Whitfield at the Ace Hotel in East Liberty.

Little Bites: Former chef duo teams up for a night at Whitfield

Former Eleven pair Bethany Zozula of Whitfield and Derek Stevens of Union Standard collaborate on Nov. 1.

3 weeks ago


 Vendors at the Farm to Table Harvest Tasting will offer a variety of items for sampling, including cheeses and fresh produce.   The event takes place at the Meadows  Race Track in North Strabane.

Food Column: Celebrate Halloween with treats and shots

Wigle Whiskey, Lawrenceville Farmers Market, East End Brewing and The Commoner are holding Halloween events this weekend.

3 weeks ago


 Buckwheat udon noodles are flavored with curry powder and garam masala.

Buckwheat is making a comeback, and not just in pancakes

Buckwheat is a gluten-free, protein-rich substitute for wheat.

3 weeks ago


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