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 It is best to sear a rack of lamb on both sides in a skillet on a stove top before cooking it in the oven.

All-star chefs to compete in the 1st Western Pa. Lamb Festival + Cook-Off

Twenty-four chefs will be divided into 8 teams to cook some of the country’s best lamb on Sunday at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh.

4 days ago


Corn is sweet, so why not turn it into a dessert?

How about making a rice-and-corn pudding or a cornmeal cake with corn kernels and raisins.

4 days ago


 An employee at Fuel & Fuddle does a balancing act while serving up piping hot pizza and fries.

Oakland Restaurant Week offers $6 lunches for 6 days

In addition to deals on pizzas, sushi, sandwiches and chicken from July 24-29, diners can win 1 month’s worth of free lunches.

4 days ago


 Jennifer Shearer, right, with Amanda Freitag last month at the General Mills headquarters in Minneapolis.

Johnstown restaurateur wins $50,000, visit from Amanda Freitag

The Food Network chef will be visiting Press Bistro on Thursday.

4 days ago


 Heinz celebrated National Hot Dog Day by trying to trick Chicagoans into eating hotdogs covered in ketchup rebranded as "Chicago Dog Sauce."

Heinz tricks Chicagoans into putting ketchup on hot dogs

Heinz got roasted on Twitter by Chicagoans unwilling to compromise their traditions.

3 days ago


 Daniel Walker, the new chef at Lidia's Pittsburgh, stands for a portrait in the restaurant's kitchen.

At Lidia's, new chef brings more than just a resume to the table

Lidia Bastianich says a chef needs to be creative and collaborative, and Daniel Walker understands it.

1 week ago


 David Allison from Dunn, N.C., in his 1969 Alexis MK15 Formula Ford and Tammy Lynne Calef from Myrtle Beach, S.C., in her 1981 Gemini Club Ford take turn 20 side by side during the Formula Ford Exhibition Race morning practice at the last year's Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

Pittsburgh things to do this weekend, July 13-16

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix revs up this weekend, while Seven Springs dishes out the ribs and wings.

1 week ago


 Attendees walk under the 35-foot Heinz Pickle balloon at Picklesburgh, a pickle festival held in Downtown Pittsburgh on Friday, July 15, 2016.

Relishing Pittsburgh's annual Picklesburgh festival

Here is everything you need to know about Pittsburgh’s annual celebration of all things pickled.

1 week ago


 Enjoying homemade popsicles on Thursday, July 6, 2017 are, from left, siblings Mae, Caleb and Autumn Waters of Ben Avon.

Cool off with ice pops on a hot summer day

Almost any fruit or vegetable can be pureed and turned into an ice pop, and combinations are endless.

1 week ago


 The colorful window at Klavon's in 1999.

Klavon’s holds new national ice cream competition with Ice Cream Day festival

This Sunday, 50 small ice cream shops around the country will be competing in Pittsburgh’s Strip District for the best ice cream crown.

1 week ago


 Chili Buns and Slaw Dogs from "Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, With Recipes" by Ronni Lundy.

A new appreciation for Appalachian "vidls"

Southern Appalachia cooking shines in this new James Beard Foundation Book of the Year: “Victuals: An Appalachian Journey with Recipes.”

1 week ago


 Finikia cookies  are flavored with cinnamon, dipped in warm honey syrup and topped with walnuts.

Beer, rib & wing, wine and Greek festivals are on tap

Pittsburgh Summer Beerfest, Rib & Wing Festival, Harvest Wine Festival and Greek Food Festival to be held this week.

1 week ago


 CLO Mini Stars will perform at Christmas in July at Market Square.

Santa's coming to Market Square Farmers Market

Christmas in July will be held Thursday in Downtown Pittsburgh.

1 week ago


 Millie's blueberry goat's milk ice cream sundae with buttery pecan brittle topped with fresh whipped cream.

There's good reason to twist and shout on National Ice Cream Day

Here’s a sampling of Pittsburgh-area ice cream shops that are offering deals on Sunday.

1 week ago


 Chad and Lauren Townsend founded Millie's Ice Cream in a mural-covered building on Lynn Way in Point Breeze. Millie's buys milk and cream straight from the dairy and pasteurizes its own ice cream.

Millie's Homemade Ice Cream to open Downtown on Sunday

The acclaimed ice cream shop by Chad Townsend will open its second location with free birthday cake ice cream

1 week ago


 Graduate student Stacey Jane Victor of Morningside passes out different chocolates for people to try as she leads a workshop on chocolate making at Chatham University's Eden Hall campus in Hampton.

A lesson in chocolate: From bean to bar

Chatham University workshops at the Eden Hall campus in Richland explore the art and history of chocolate making.

2 weeks ago


 Traci Yates Maga poses for a portrait in her store, Sunny Meadow Foods in Oakdale, where she sells grass-fed beef and Amish goods.

New food store in Oakdale sells grass-fed beef and cheese

Sunny Meadow Foods features Amish cheeses and baked goods, and area’s largest selection of grass-fed beef.

2 weeks ago


 Sonja Finn of Dinette in East Liberty displays a pasta with pesto sauce.

Dinette adopts no tipping policy

The East Liberty restaurant is the latest to ban gratuities and play servers and staff a guaranteed wage and benefits.

2 weeks ago


New street fest gives a nod to Italian restaurants, heritage in Pittsburgh

Italian StrEAT Festival, Downtown, will highlight restaurant foods, cooking demonstrations and games.

2 weeks ago


 Apricot Almond Calfouti.

Get your clafouti fix during apricot season

The fruits turn tart and zingy in the classic rustic dessert from France.

2 weeks ago


 A comparison of four cheesy snacks.

Bite-size, feel-good, 1 ingredient Whisps are cheesy crisps

Cello’s Whisps, which are made with Parmesan cheese and then baked, are high in protein.

2 weeks ago


 Mark Wilson restocks tomatoes at the Shop 'n Save in the Hill District on Friday. The store launched the Pittsburgh Food Bucks program on June 1. The new program at that store is aimed at assisting low-income consumers.

Pittsburgh "Food Bucks" program helps food stamp shoppers buy more fruits and veggies

Shoppers who use food stamps can earn credits when they buy fresh food and vegetables to buy more under a Hillman Family Foundation program.

2 weeks ago


 Jam ready for the pantry

How to eat summer fruit all year

Preserving fruit allows you to reap the benefits of their nutritional value and enjoy their wonderful flavors long after the summer is over.

3 weeks ago


 On July 5 -- National Bikini Day -- Villa Italian Kitchen will sell two-piece swimsuits made from real pizza.

Here's how you can order a bikini made out of pizza — but it will cost a lot of dough

In time for National Bikini Day on July 5, Villa Italian Kitchen will sell handmade two-piece swimsuits made from real pizza.

3 weeks ago


 Goat Cheese-Stuffed Lamb Burgers

The best burger in each of Pennsylvania's burgs

A gustatory tour of Pennsylvania burgers with 10 yummy recipes to try.

3 weeks ago


How to build a perfect burger

There are different theories on how to stack the layers in a burger. But here’s one that makes sense.

3 weeks ago


 Kevin Joyce, owner of The Carlton Restaurant in Downtown.

The Carlton named one of America's 100 best wine restaurants

The Downtown landmark is the only restaurant in Pittsburgh to make the Wine Enthusiast’s 2017 list ... again.

3 weeks ago


 Smoked 'Shroom & Swiss Burger is Cioppino's entry for the Blended Burger Project competition.

Five restaurants creatively blend burgers for James Beard contest

Blended Burger Project promotes mushroom-meat blends for health and sustainability.

3 weeks ago


Ramen and Scoops festivals slated for this week

Have free samples of ramen to live rock in Lawrenceville and $3 ice cream sundaes in Carrick.

3 weeks ago


 Nine on Nine, located two blocks from the Benedum Center, takes classic American dishes and turns them into small plates.

13 food options Downtown for a night at the theater

Headed to a show at the Benedum? Check out the Post-Gazette’s guide to Downtown’s dining options.

2 weeks ago


 Chicken barbecue is cooked in a 600-degree tandoor oven and served with a side of tikka masala along with naan.

Choolaah to bring Indian barbecue to Pittsburgh

The restaurant is scheduled to open in East Liberty in the fall and will feature meat, vegetarian, vegan and gluten- and dairy-free options.

3 weeks ago


 McDonald's is partnering with UberEATS to launch "McDelivery" at 44 Pittsburgh locations in the Pittsburgh area.

McDonald's delivery in Pittsburgh? UberEATS McDelivery now available

“McDelivery” will launch at 44 locations in the Pittsburgh area, with UberEATS charging a $5 flat fee for restaurant-to-door service.

3 weeks ago


 Downtown St. Catharines, Ont.

A hockey weekend in St. Catharines, Ontario Canada

Travelers can find plenty of charms in St. Catharines, just over the border in southern Ontario, to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.

4 weeks ago


 A peach tree, right, grows in Sarah Drake's shady backyard garden in Point Breeze.

How to grow your own peaches

Planting and taking care of a peach tree is a labor of love, and mostly praying for rain.

1 month ago


 Mary Louise and husband boxer Billy Conn in the early 1940s. She was 18 when they married and their life together was anything but dull.  The movie made about his life "The Pittsburgh Kid," will be shown at the Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville on Friday night.

Here’s what’s happening the weekend of June 22-25

Movies, food and music in abundance on this warm summer weekend.

1 month ago


 A CoreLife Eatery grain bowl

CoreLife Eatery to open at The Block Northway

Fast-casual chain’s first local outlet will serve green bowls, grain bowls (including tuna poke) and broth bowls in remodeled Ross mall.

1 month ago


 Refrigerated Produce  in  the newly renovated "Aldi", location in Robinson Twps. Wednesday June 21, 2017.   (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)

Aldi invests $36 million in Pittsburgh as discount grocers step up their game

The no-frills chain is expanding its foothold across the country amid tightening competition in the grocery business.

1 month ago


 Strawberries, Parmesan cheese, red chicory and chives top a ready-made pizza crust.

Pizzas that taste just like summer

Whether the pie is made with a from-scratch shell or slice of Italian bread, it can accommodate any type of seasonal topping.

1 month ago


 Luther,4, is the pet miniature donkey of Destiny Hill Farm owners Nancy and Jim Cameron. “He never misses an event at the farm and crawls under the fence to meet guests. He is our rock star,” the Camerons said.

Field to Vase Dinner to be served at Washington, Pa., farm

Destiny Hill Farm is hosting a four-course dinner for $175 against a backdrop of lavender fields.

1 month ago


 The pick-me-up taste in the Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies comes from the sesame seed paste and flaky salt.

Tahini is becoming a star in confections, condiments

The sesame seed paste adds flavor in cookies, salad dressings and smoothies.

1 month ago


 Attack Theatre uses a water game to get into the tar and featherin' spirit at last year's Tar & Feather party.

Food Column: Welcome summer with spirits, food, tarring and feathering

Wine, wings and ramen festivals also on tap in Pittsburgh venues

1 month ago


 Southern Tier Brewing Co., located between PNC Park and Heinz Field, provides the North Shore with all the beer options it can handle.

13 food options around PNC Park

There are plenty of places to get a beer and a burger on the North Shore before or after Pirates games.

3 weeks ago


 foodie restaurants illustration 0618 hilston Libercus Media Files, Next desk

Palate & pun

A parody on some new dining concepts for Pittsburgh’s too-hip foodie scene.

1 month ago


 Lauren Leader scoops vanilla ice cream at Millie's Homemade Ice Cream in Shadyside. The international shortage of vanilla beans has impacted local businesses, including Millie's, which have absorbed the higher costs.

Rising vanilla prices sour Pittsburgh businesses

Ice cream stores, bakeries, and liquor producers are searching for solutions, substitute suppliers.

1 month ago


 French toast with ham and cheese.

Let's eat: French Toast Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

Even small hands can help make this easy brunch dish on Father’s Day.

1 month ago


Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Amazon is expected to buy Whole Foods for $42 per share, Bloomberg News and Reuters are reporting Friday.

1 month ago


 The inside of the Union Trust Building on Grant Street, Downtown.

Freshii, a healthy fast-food chain, will open doors in Pittsburgh

The Toronto franchise is expected to open this fall at the Union Trust Building on Grant Street.

1 month ago


 John Mayer, Bill Kreutzmann  and Bob Weir of Dead & Company in concert.  The group will perform at Keybank Pavilion.

Here’s what’s happening the weekend of June 15-18

Kinetic Theatre premieres “The Christians,” singer Sam Hunt hits town, and The Mattress Factory hosts the Urban Garden Party.

1 month ago


 Nate Guidry/Post-Gazette Left: Nick Ambeliotis, owner of Mediterra Bakehouse. Right: Ron Molinaro, executive chef and owner of Il Pizzaiolo.

Pittsburgh dads who really know their dough

Il Pizzaiolo’s Ron Molinaro and Nick Ambeliotis of Mediterra Bakehouse set the standard for Neapolitan-style pizza and artisan bread.

1 month ago


 American Flag Cheesecake Bars.

Unfurl the red, white and blue with patriotic cheesecake bars

Celebrate Flag Day with creamy, fruity cake cut into bars.

1 month ago


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