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 In this July 29 file photo, dip-netters crowd the mouth of the Kenai River in Kenai, Alaska.

Instead of fighting global competition, Alaska’s salmon industry is (reluctantly) embracing it

Many bill Alaskan wild as the French wine of salmon.

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 Edward and Alma Fincke hold pawpaws from trees by their Emsworth home.  The couple planted pawpaw trees in 1988.

Forgotten fruit: Fest celebrates the pawpaw

Tree Pittsburgh’s annual Arbor Aid on Saturday at the Carrie Furnace in Swissvale will also include the city’s first Pawpaw Fest.

2 days ago

 Pawpaw Bread with Toasted Walnuts

Let's eat: Pawpaw Bread with Toasted Walnuts

The humble pawpaw is in season. Sweet and fruity, it’s a delightful substitute for bananas in this easy loaf bread.

2 days ago

Overnight French Toast rises bright and early for breakfast

The French Toast can be layered with bananas or pears or dried cranberries, and is served with a buttery caramel syrup.

4 days ago

 The pawpaw is native to more than 20 states, but is still largely unknown. It has creamy, custard-like flesh that takes like a cross between mangoes and bananas.

Pittsburgh festivals celebrate the humble pierogi, unheralded pawpaw

Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival will be held in Kennywood Park while Carrie Furnaces in Swissvale will host the Pawpaw Fest.

4 days ago

 Chris and Aeros Brittenburg from Who Cooks For You Farm with their children, Cedar, left, and Cyan.

Meet Your Farmer at happy hour at Smallman Galley

Founder Simon Huntley will debut “Harvie,” the company’s new platform that links customers with CSA farms and allows them to customize

4 days ago

 Lamb and Eggplant Casserole.

Eggplant might be weird but it's wonderful

The purple vegetable is exceptional when combined with lamb for a casserole or tahini and yogurt for a carpaccio or red pepper for a spread.

4 days ago

 Employees prepare for cake cutting along with accordionist Kevin Solecki during a birthday celebration at Wholey's in the Strip District. Wholey's will celebrate its 105th anniversary on Saturday with a seafood class, live music, cake, petting zoo, airbrush tattoos, balloons and more.

It's a week of festivals, cooking classes, hurricane relief

Wholey’s celebrates its 105th anniversary with a party, seafood class, petting zoo, balloons, samples, giveaways and live music on Saturday.

4 days ago

 Villa Italian Kitchen, a quick-service restaurant specializing in pizza, pasta and salads located in the main area of the airside terminal known as the center core, was hit with the most critical health violations over a two-year period. It received 13.

Pittsburgh International Airport eateries showing improvement on health inspections

Vendors at Pittsburgh International averaged 3 critical violations over the last two years vs. 14 when the Post-Gazette checked 4 years ago.

6 days ago

 In this 2011 file photo, a machine shakes a tree to harvest pecans at Evans Farms in Fort Valley, Ga.

Irma’s long gone, but Thanksgiving pecan pies are still at risk

Thirty percent of production may have been lost in Georgia.

1 week ago

 Pastry chef Arbil Lopez poses for a photo with a honey cake at Cafe Eighteen in Squirrel Hill.

Rosh Hashana : A holiday of hope and honey cake

Cafe Eighteen’s pastry chef, Arbil Lopez, explains the science behind the ingredients of the cake.

1 week ago

 Food from grocery stores and elsewhere that would normally be thrown away is delivered to those in need in Allegheny County by Food Rescue 412. Now, Food Rescue 724 will do the same in five surrounding counties.

Group that feeds the hungry expands into five counties

412 Food Rescue is set to launch 724 Food Rescue, which will serve Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

1 week ago

 Kale and Apple Salad with Toasted Nuts

Let's eat: Kale and Apple Salad with Toasted Nuts

Too tired to cook? This easy fall salad is cheesy, super crunchy and filling.

1 week ago

 The new Distrikt Hotel restaurant or, The Whale holds a grand opening event Wednesday, September 13, 2017, in Downtown.

First Bite: or, The Whale opens Downtown

Restaurant in new Distrikt Hotel continues Downtown dining hot streak

1 week ago

 Chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain is currently in West Virginia working on an episode for his CNN show, "Parts Unknown."

PG Exclusive: An interview with Anthony Bourdain

The celebrity chef talks about Pittsburgh, food as politics, the opioid crisis and how writing about a salad is like writing porn.

1 week ago

 Diners eat and converse at Stagioni's Sunday Supper, one of Munch's 40 favorite food adventures.

40 FOR 40 Munch celebrates a birthday by sharing his favorite Pittsburgh food spots

Columnist shares 40 favorite Pittsburgh food stops, past and present.

1 week ago

 Aeros Lillstrom, with the Who Cooks For You Farm in New Bethleham, talks with customers at the Bloomfield Saturday Market.

Harmony at Farm Aid: Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Pittsburgh farms band together

The all-day music and food festival aims to raise awareness and money to keep family farms on the land.

1 week ago

 A roasted pepper and egg sandwich on toast prepared by Becca Hegarty, with Bitter Ends Garden & Luncheonette in Verona.

Homegrown food takes center stage at Farm Aid

Menu items will be sourced from local farms, and there also will be local food vendors.

1 week ago

 Chef Anthony Bourdain's travels have included a trip to the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu in Peru.

Set the table and the DVR: Anthony Bourdain and 'Parts Unknown' air Pittsburgh episode October 22

CNN’s food and travel series puts Pittsburgh among Sri Lanka and the French Alps, among other locations.

1 week ago

 Robert Chang of American Truffle Co. will be the keynote speaker at the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club's annual Gary Lincoff Mushroom Foray.

A truffle revolution comes to Western Pa.

American Truffle Co.’s chief truffle officer to speak about the mushrooms at North Park.

1 week ago

 In the Moroccan Beet and Orange Salad, earthy sweet beets are combined with juicy oranges, and their flavors are accented with cumin and garlic.

Fresh, seasonal choices for a Rosh Hashana feast

Make a beet and orange salad; tabbouleh with fruits and nuts; sweet potato hummus and eggplant salad.

1 week ago

 Latitude 360 in Robinson.

Latitude 360 owner turns himself in on bounced-check charges

Brent Brown faces 34 criminal counts that he issued checks to his employees knowing there was not enough money to cover them.

1 week ago

 Crawfish are the centerpiece of a buffet at the Swedish Crawfish Party planned at IKEA in Robinson.

Food Column: Sample a world of flavors at crawfish party and Oktoberfests

There also will be festivals this week inspired by the planet Earth and Congo rainforest, and wine and brew festivities.

1 week ago

 A Spanish-inspired marinade of paprika, pounded garlic and olive oil lends an earthy depth to ribs made in the oven.

Forget barbecue for ribs, bake them instead and serve with salsa verde

For the Steelers’ first home game of the season, cook baby back ribs in the oven and coat them with an herb-y condiment.

1 week ago

 Food or fashion? Several colors that Pantone predicts will be popular for spring 2018 have names such as "cherry tomato" and "lime punch."

These colors sound like foods, but you'll be wearing them come spring, Pantone says

Cherry tomato, chili oil and coconut milk typically belong in the kitchen — but come spring, they’ll be color staples in your closet.

1 week ago

 Owners Michelle and Glenn Benigni at Fat Head's Saloon.

Fat Head's Saloon turns 25

South Side institution-turned-multi-state operation celebrates couple’s humble start on Carson Street in September 1992.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh has been been ranked No. 5 in "Best Cities for Pizza Lovers — 2017."

Call us Pizzaburgh! Steel City ranks No. 5 in 'The Best Cities for Pizza Lovers'

SmartAsset, a New York City-based finance technology company, assessed Pittsburgh as “the most affordable pizza town in our study.”

2 weeks ago

There is fresh produce out there -- and a new guide helps Homewood residents find it

The Homewood Healthy Food and gardening Access Guide came about after conversations with residents about the neighborhood's food system.

2 weeks ago

 Cheese and Apple Quesadillas.

Three quick and portable breakfast options for busy students

For students, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If they help make it, they’ll actually eat it.

2 weeks ago

 Spaghetti and marinara for dinner or retooled as pasta salad.

Lunchtime at dinnertime? Solving the school lunchbox dilemma can be done the night before

As we dive into September and a new school year here is some advice for lunch-box packing: Keep it simple and give them what they like.

2 weeks ago

 24-Hour Omelet.

Easy dishes every college student can make for dinner

Got a kid who’s no longer on a college meal plan? No worries — all he or she needs to make lunch or dinner is a pan and a handful of simple

2 weeks ago

 Waving the napkin at the beginning of dinner, are Carolyn Coss, left foreground and clockwise, Adam and Sara DePuglia and Laura Mullin at Diner en Blanc in Gateway Plaza in 2015.

Pittsburgh's Diner en Blanc is a party for people dressed in white

Third annual Diner en Blanc Pittsburgh transforms a secret location into a picnic in white.

2 weeks ago

2017 Fall Arts Guide: Time to delve into the season and the cultural riches that it brings

Your guide to fall activities around the region.

2 weeks ago

 A bowl of the Lan Zhou Ramen at Mad Noodles on the South Side.

Munch goes to Mad Noodles

South Side pan-Asian noodle house offers big portions at good value in colorful space.

2 weeks ago

Fall Arts Preview: Festivals

A trip back to the 1600s, themed weekends, pipe bands, highland dancing, and athletic competitions are all apart of the fall festival

2 weeks ago

Pittsburgh abounds with festivals, charity dinners and more

Nine local chefs prepare a fall harvest feast with food stations, cocktails, beer, wine, hayrides, games, music and a silent auction.

2 weeks ago

 This is the new coat of arms for non-profit British American Connections and its Britsburgh event.

Britsburgh launches two new societies during next week's festival

Nonprofit group now offering a History Society and a Commonwealth Dining Society to explore connections between Britain and Pittsburgh.

3 weeks ago

 Children fish on Somerset County's Lake Stonycreek on a perfect Saturday night this summer.

Is there something you didn't do this summer but wish you had?

Enjoy it while you can this Labor Day weekend and remember: It ain’t over until it’s officially over on Sept. 21.

3 weeks ago

 "Jackal" wings at Bigham Tavern in Mount Washington.

Soaring chicken wing prices making Pittsburgh bars, restaurants sweat

A classic case of demand outpacing supply has caused a spike in the price of the otherwise ubiquitous chicken wing.

3 weeks ago

 Drew Allen, left, and Ismael Jones tend to chicken on one of the smokers at Showcase BBQ in Homewood.

Little Bites: When life handed Drew Allen lemons, he made Showcase BBQ

Drew Allen of Showcase BBQ wanted to be a big time DJ; he ended up a big time pitmaster instead.

3 weeks ago

 Country singer Drake White will appear at the Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib Fest.

Pittsburgh things to do for Labor Day weekend, August 31-September 4

Festivals, movies, food and performances abound for the coming holiday weekend.

3 weeks ago

Appetizers, sides and desserts for a Labor Day potluck

Some great, easy to carry recipes to try for a Labor Day outing.

3 weeks ago

 Three Rivers Dutch Ovens provided a variety of food for sampling at a recent demonstration at Linn Run State Park in Rector.

Forget the marshmallows: How about making cakes and cobblers on a campout

Members of Three Rivers Dutch Ovens pull off the impossible to promote and preserve the tradition of cooking in Dutch ovens.

3 weeks ago

 The winning professionally decorated cake at 2016's "Let Them Eat Cake" fundraiser for The Midwife Center was a cake titled "All You Need is Love" by Breanne Gustafson of  Bella Christie and Lil' Z's Sweet Boutique in Lawrenceville.

Festivals in Pittsburgh celebrate all things ribs, British, Greek and beer

The five-day rib fest will be held outside Heniz Field and Britsburgh Festival will be at various locations around Steel City.

3 weeks ago

 Mixed nut-Nutella tassies.

Sweeten a Labor Day potluck with cookies, pies and cakes

Nutella-filled tassies, chocolate-caramel bars and Texas Sheath Cake travel well and will please any crowd.

3 weeks ago

 Roasted Cocktail Shrimp

Sides are mainstays at a Labor Day potluck

You cannot go wrong with a shrimp cocktail, mushroom-bacon quiche or a pasta salad loaded with vegetables.

3 weeks ago

 Mexican Corn Fritters with Guacamole

Get your Labor Day potluck started with chorizo pate, corn fritters, zucchini tart

The appetizers are easy to transport, don’t require much assembly and beautiful to look at and eat.

3 weeks ago

 A salad of tomato and cucumelon, a type of cucumber with a citrusy flavor, at Acorn in Shadyside.

First bite: Chef Scott Walton's new Acorn restaurant prepares to open in Shadyside

The former executive chef for Aramark will open the 70-seat dining spot on Sept. 6 on Walnut Street at the former home of the Thai Place.

3 weeks ago

 Moths were found in bags of rice at  Thai Hana & Sushi Bar, which was hit by a consumer alert from the Allegheny County Health Department.

Consumer alert posted at Thai Hana & Sushi Bar in Oakland

Some of the problems at the Fifth Avenue eatery included bags of rice infested with moths, the presence of roaches and unsafe food temps.

3 weeks ago

Amazon cuts prices at Whole Foods by up to 43 percent on first day

Amazon acquired the upscale supermarket chain for $13.7 billion, sending competitors such as Kroger, Costco and Wal-Mart reeling.

3 weeks ago



Munch goes to Bobby D’s

Does a Kennedy pub have the most locally sourced sammie in Greater Pittsburgh? Either way, it’s got a good story.

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