Author Alice Randall and her daughter Caroline Randall Williams, authors of "Soul Food Love."

Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams cook up some 'Soul Food Love'

A mother-daughter cookbook writing team put healthy spin on traditional soul food.

1 day ago

 Deanna Soost, owner of Good L'Oven Cookie Shop in Bellevue, boxes up an order in her shop.

Good L'Oven Cookie Shop and Muddy Cup Cafe warm up Bellevue

A new cookie bakery, run by Deanna Soost, cozies up beside a well-known coffee shop in shared storefront on Lincoln Avenue.

1 day ago

 The 2011 Bibich R5 Riserva: that obscure object of desire

A Croatia-to-Pittsburgh wine odyssey: How an obscure bottle gets in the PLCB system

You could find the notable 2011 Bibich R5 Riserva in ... one store in Indiana County? Discover how Pa. fields requests for “luxury” items.

1 day ago

 Tuna casserole.

Food fight: Our readers weigh in on Tuna Noodle Casserole

Some agree with Gretchen's "Yuk," some agree with Bob's "Yay,“ however everybody has an opinion.

1 day ago

 Beef Wheat Berry Stew.

Marathon Ready: Beef Wheat Berry Stew

This protein-rich stew is good for repairing torn muscle tissue; there also are plenty of carbs to restock your energy stores.

2 days ago

 Jeremy and Jessica Nolen of Philadelphia's Brauhaus Schmitz, and authors of "New German Cooking."

Dine: Pennsylvania’s German social clubs are the roots for this new cookbook

Jeremy Nolen shows the influences of growing up in Pennsylvania Dutch country in “New German Cooking,” written with his wife, Jessica.

4 days ago

 A spoonful of Balsamic vinegar.

In Northern Italy, they are particular about their balsamic vinegar

Hal B. Klein finds out everything about real balsamic vinegar, from its long history to its flavor.

1 week ago

 Markie Maraugha, the new owner of the  reopened Nancy's East End Diner on South Avenue in Wilkinsburg.

Nancy's East End Diner reopens in Wilkinsburg

The borough takes stock of its food assets, including newly reopened Nancy’s East End Diner, so it can promote them.

1 week ago

 Some of the 10,080 bottles of Penn Oktoberfest beer waiting to be poured into buckets at Wigle Whiskey in the Strip District.

Beer: 10,080 bottles of beer on the wall

Volunteers pour out many, many bottles of Penn Oktoberfest at Wigle distillery to be turned into Oktoberfest Whiskey

1 week ago

 Margaret Schlass of One Woman Farm, plows a field next to where she is growing lettuce on the property she leases in Gibsonia.

It's time to sign up for your CSA

Feb. 28 is National CSA Sign-Up Day

1 week ago

 A potluck dinner spread.

Two food policy events scheduled

Two related events in early March will address hunger, the sustainable-food movement and other food-security issues in the Pittsburgh area.

1 week ago

 John's Granola.

Marathon Ready: Stave off hunger with this nutrient-rich granola

Granola packs good-for-you grains, nuts and fruit into a wholesome treat. Even better, it’s portable.

1 week ago

 Tuna casserole.

Tuna Noodle Casserole: Yuck!

A case against the popular, one-pot Lenten dish.

2 weeks ago

 Maggie Joyce, owner of Eadie's Kitchen & Market in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Tuna Noodle Casserole: Yay!

What’s not to like about the rich combination of noodles and cheesy sauce, with a crunchy topping and “tuna fish”?

2 weeks ago

 Mary Kathryn Poole, the new Let's Move Pittsburgh director.

Let’s Move Pittsburgh names new director

Expect to be hearing from NOLA native, Mary Kathryn Poole, on kids’ nutrition, exercise and more.

2 weeks ago

What's your take on Tuna Noodle Casserole?

You’re invited, readers, to share your stories and recipes.

2 weeks ago

 Roasted Beet and Lentil salad does not have to be eaten while riding in an Uber.

Uber wants to help your date night, Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is one of six cities where valentines can get a meal kit from Hello Fresh delivered via Uber’s app today.

2 weeks ago

Mastering the art of the seduction dinner

Some of us have go-to meals for ulterior motives.

3 weeks ago

 Hamersley's Roast Chicken with Garlic, Lemon, and Parsley at the point when Julia Child said, "They look napalmed, don't they?"

A dessert, and a dinner entree, to make for your sweetie

At least one sweetheart loves the chocolate cake, and Julia Child was blown away by the chicken.

3 weeks ago

 Mary Todd Lincoln's White Cake.

Cake and other recipes harken back to Abe Lincoln's day

Gretchen McKay pulls up a chair at Abraham Lincoln’s dinner table

3 weeks ago

New tour hits Pittsburgh's Lenten fish frys

Pittsburgh Tours & More also launching PA Wine Tours.

3 weeks ago

 Winter Vegetable  Soup with Farro.

This time of year, soup is like a warm hug

Miriam Rubin shares some of her favorite soup recipes to help fend off the cold weather.

4 weeks ago

 Jeff Berkowitz at Step 5 in the cheese-making process. After the mixture heats to 105 degrees -- when the liquid whey separates from the mozzarella -- the liquid is strained off by pouring into a collander.

Cheese to please your belly: How to make the good stuff at home

Jeff Berkowitz, a former research chef, uses his home kitchen as a DIY food factory, also making beer, kimchi and other gut-friendly foods.

4 weeks ago

 Chocloate goodies.

Extra-special Valentine's Day treats for those on restricted diets

Arlene Burnett cooks up chocolate desserts that would work for a variety of special recipients.

4 weeks ago

 Freelancer Nancy Hanst has for 51 years kept little spiral-bound food diaries, recording everything she and her husband, Jim, cooked and ate -- and other observations.

Food Feedback: They loved reading about her food diaries

And Nancy Hanst isn’t the only one who keeps track of what she cooks and eats.

4 weeks ago

 U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg.

FDA commissioner to depart in March

Margaret Hamburg is among the longest-serving commissioners to head the agency.

3 weeks ago

 Marathon runners participate in a nutrition/training seminar at UPMC Montefiore Hospital.

Running long distance? Don't expect to lose weight

Long-distance runners will naturally lose body fat during training, but a build-up of muscle will replace much of this weight.

1 month ago

 Crunchy Mocha Shake  is easy to digest for morning runners.

Runners breakfast recipe: Crunchy Mocha Shake

Here’s a chocolate-banana smoothie that’s good for a runner’s breakfast.

1 month ago


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