Apple-Pecan Clafoutis.

What's for breakfast: Apple-Pecan Clafoutis

On Christmas morning, opening presents isn’t the only sweet treat.

3 days ago

What does Christmas taste like?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Food-section contributors share their must-have holiday flavors.

5 days ago

 Paul Witkowski's grandfather and his four sons singing Polish Christmas carols -- a must after Wigilia dinner -- obviously with great gusto.  Also probably from the late 1960s.

It's not just Christmas Eve. It's Wigilia

For her and other Poles, the Vigil involves a meatless feast.

5 days ago

 Stem Ginger Loaf with Vanilla Frosting

Gingerbread and cookies: A spicy holiday tradition

Celebrating the rich, beloved flavor of gingerbread. Share photos of your holiday sweets with the PG.

1 week ago

 Shawn Culp putting the finishing touches on the ACF Culinary Team USA ' entrée of Roasted Beef Sirloin with Sweetbread and Smoked Tongue, Truffle-celeriac Dauphinoise, Woodland Mushroom Variety, Braised Carrot, Semolina Dumpling, Jus Lie.

The Food Column: While you're at the mall, check out 'Culinary Traditions'

Pittsburgh Technical Institute culinary photo exhibit gives a taste of foods from many nations.

1 week ago

 Chocolate-Hazelnut Cookies (the lighter-colored ones) and Chocolate-Toffee Cookies (the darker ones). Christmas cookies

Kitchen Mailbox: More easy holiday cookies

Readers shared several recipes, which we share with you.

1 week ago

 Figs poached in wine, served along with an assortment of cheeses.

Figs and dates sweeten winter treats

Dried versions of the fruits are great in the off-season.

1 week ago

 Spaghetti Carbonara.

What's for dinner: Spaghetti Carbonara

Dishes like this classic spaghetti carbonara are super-easy to prepare requiring just a handful of ingredients.

1 week ago

 Easy holiday cookies include, clockwise from left, Christmas Drops (containing mini M&Ms), Chocolate Brittle Bars, Chocolate Rum Cookies, Drop Sugar Cookies (drizzled with frosting and topped with colored sugar), Chocolate Chip Shortbread and Sandwich Cookies.

Holiday baking without the heavy lifting

You can quickly make cookies that sparkle.

2 weeks ago

 Potato, Spinach and Carrot Latkes.

New books give 2 takes on Hanukkah traditions

This year I explored some different recipes for the holiday, including a couple of latkes, my choices sparked by two cookbooks.

2 weeks ago

 Harmonist Stew.

The Food Column: A Harmonist Christmas

Old Economy Village, the living-history commune in Ambridge, will celebrate Christmas this Saturday and Sunday.

2 weeks ago

 Cranberry-Hoisin Chicken 'n' Rice.

What's for dinner: Cranberry-Hoisin Chicken 'n' Rice

Hoisin sauces gives this sweet and savory one-pot dinner with Asian flair

2 weeks ago

 "Good Cheap Eats" by Jessica Fisher.

The Food Column: 'Good Cheap Eats'

Blogger-turned-author offer tips for eating well while spending less.

3 weeks ago

 Ruth Zimmerman Martin gets ready to add another three saffron stamens to the drying plates of saffron in her Lititz home

Pennsylvania's Saffron Belt

The world’s most expensive spice is a time-honored tradition in Pennsylvania Dutch country.

3 weeks ago

 Orzo with Saffron and Fennel.

What's for dinner: Orzo with Saffron and Fennel

Threads of saffron give an elegant flavor and golden color to a stovetop pasta dish.

3 weeks ago


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