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 Chef Norman Peter Hart teaches at the new American Academy of Culinary Arts.

Food Column: Culinary school adds baking focus

Pittsburgh Technical Institute’s new baking and pastry certificate program can be completed in nine months.

2 days ago


 "Bonjour Kale"  by Kristen Beddard.

Food column : Former Pittsburgher chronicles kale crusade in memoir

Kristen Beddard tells her tale of bringing kale to France.

2 weeks ago


 The staff of Pittsburgh Food Review: From left, Dan Kitchen, Anthony DeSimone, Chris Mueller, Kendall Valan, Brittany Capozoli, Bailey Neale  and Sarah Swiss.

Food Column: Robert Morris students launch food website

The Pittsburgh Food Review site includes restaurant reviews, recipes, trends and unlikely discussions.

3 weeks ago


 Urbani competition: Samantha Santti and Rachel Walton created a duck breast with truffle mousseline forcemeat to win a truffle cooking competition in Italy.

Food Column: Art Institute culinary students win coveted trip to Italy

Samantha Santti and Rachel Walton net first prize in truffle competition.

1 month ago


 La Dorita's "kitchen share" space in Sharpsburg will be available for rent to local food entrepreneurs who want to expand their business savvy.

Food Column: 5 food entrepreneurs can get $70,000 worth of help

La Dorita in Sharpsburg is offering to assist five people seeking to expand their food business savvy.

1 month ago


 Macaroni and cheese samples from last year's MACC n' Cheese Bakeoff in Morningside are plated with wings and celery.

Food Column: Sample contestants' entries at MACC n' Cheese Bakeoff, and help a cause

The macaroni and cheese contest will be held at Morningside VFW on April 30 and proceeds will benefit the annual Morningside Mile.

1 month ago


 From left, Matthew Sheeler, Aden Whitlinger and Celeste Chitambo work on measuring sugar for oatmeal chocolate-chip cookies.

Food Column: Children get a lesson in basic kitchen skills

The classes in Sharpsburg teach proper boiling and draining techniques, egg preparations and using a knife properly.

1 month ago


Food column: Feast on pancakes, gumbo and live entertainment at local events

Maple Syrup Festival and Louisi-Ann’s GumboFest will held this weekend.

1 month ago


 Bartender Michael Anderson of Butcher and the Rye.

Food Column: Pittsburgher Michael Anderson has a shot at Bartender of the Year title

Butcher and the Rye’s Michael Anderson will face off with bartenders from New York and Boston in the contest.

2 months ago


 Mushroom Beef-Barley soup.

Squirrel Hill woman goes all local in homemade soup delivery business

Lori Kantor features one meat and one vegetarian soup each week, from fall through late spring.

2 months ago


 Church member Ron Maurer makes wild boar sausage in the kitchen of Northgate Church in preparation for its annual wild game dinner in 2014.

Food column: Wild Game Dinner to be held at Northgate Church

Northgate Church in Ross will hold its annual Wild Game Dinner Saturday, offering an opportunity to try venison, wild boar and even moose.

2 months ago


Food Column: Leap Year jam session planned at Union Pig

Also celebrate the extra day of this month by partying at Cornerstone at Tonidale.

3 months ago


 Anna Singer portrays Julia Child and will bake a French chocolate cake on stage.

Food Column: Sample food, humor, music, Julia Child and some Bach in 1 evening

Arts group Resonance Works’ fundraiser will feature food from Pittsburgh restaurants and bakeries.

3 months ago


Food Column : Removal of soda from kids' menus spurs no backlash

Advocacy group Mom Rising is behind the movement of having national chain restaurants dump soda from children’s menus.

4 months ago


 Chef Michael Gulotta of MOPHO, New Orleans, will serve up a Feast at Carnegie Museum of Art on Feb. 12.

Food Column: Carnegie Museum serves a feast of fine food and art

Chef Michael Gulotta will prepare a New Orleans-Vietnamese fusion meal to pair with a current museum exhibit for the Feb. 12 Feast.

4 months ago


 A visitor receives a steaming bowl of chili from a volunteer at the 2015 Winterfest at Moraine State Park.

Food Column: Heat is on at Winterfest's chili cook-off

The Moraine State Park event also includes ice carvings by chefs and winter activity demonstrations.

4 months ago


 The potato doughnuts by the PA Cooperative Potato Growers Inc. are a crowd favorite at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.

Food Column: Pennsylvania Farm Show turns 100

In honor of the centennial year, the food court will feature several new items including a new milkshake flavor.

4 months ago


Food column: Ring in the new year by eating out

Some restaurants are offering special menus on New Year’s Eve, and are even open on New Year’s Day.

5 months ago


Food Column: Give home cooks the gift of eating out on Christmas Day

There are a wide selection of restaurants open on Christmas Day in the Pittsburgh area to do the cooking for you.

5 months ago


 Lisa Kozich.

Food Column: Crockin' Moms creator shares tips, recipes, inspiration

Lisa Kozich of Canonsburg shares recipes on website, radio, TV, blog and in cookbooks.

5 months ago


 Eggnog Pumpkin Pie.

Food Column: Dine with Santa, feast on cookies and revel in festivals

Holiday events also include classes, demonstrations and fundraisers.

5 months ago


 The Beehive.

Food Column: Buzz on The Beehive? It's turning 25

Arts-oriented South Side coffeehouse to celebrate milestone with live performances and special food.

5 months ago


 Avocado Shrimp Toasts.

Food Column: Celebrate Thanksgiving, the Peanuts way

Bring out the toast topped with avocado and shrimp; popcorn flavored with sesame seeds; and jellybeans.

6 months ago


Food Column: Get a taste of Farm to Table Harvest at The Waterfront

Wine, beer, live music and plenty of food will on tap at the event Saturday.

6 months ago


Food column: Give thanks with a vegan spread

VegFeast will host a buffet-style Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 21.

6 months ago


Food Column: 'Let's Move' to run with '5-2-1-0' campaign

Symposium at Phipps to focus on getting kids to eat more healthy and be physically active.

6 months ago


Food Column: Food-allergy-friendly trick-or-treating

As more and more kids develop food allergies, trick-or-treating can become a nightmare.

7 months ago


 Chef Kate Romane of e2 will be cooking for YouthPlaces event.

Food Column: Pittsburgh chefs team with teens to cook for a cause

Professionals will train youngsters from YouthPlaces to make signature barbecue dishes.

7 months ago


 California Olive Oil Cake featured in the CPK cookbook.

Food Column: Photojournalist creates a feast for the eyes

Bellevue resident captures nontraditional photographs of foods, chefs, servers and diners.

7 months ago


 Jason Dalling is the executive chef at Fairmont Pittsburgh.

Food Column: Celebrate Thanksgiving the Canadian way at Fairmont Pittsburgh

Habitat restaurant will celebrate with a brunch buffet on Sunday, a day before the actual holiday.

7 months ago


 Spanish language posters used by Just Harvest's Fresh Access program to help immigrant and refugee communities access local farmers markets.

Food Column: With food, two groups help immigrants to assimilate

Grow Pittsburgh and Just Harvest are helping Nepalese, Bhutanese and Latinos to grow vegetables.

8 months ago


Food Column: Feast on local foods, music, artwork in Braddock

Foods and artwork will be sold on “farm table,” which will span the length of Braddock Farms along Woodlawn Street.

8 months ago


 Visitors try products from Brunton's Dairy last year at the “What’s on Your Plate?” Healthy Foods and Wellness Expo"  at Robert Morris University.

Food Column: What's on the plate in Moon? Plenty of healthy information

Healthy Foods and Wellness Expo will feature health screenings, cooking demos, food samples on Sept. 12.

8 months ago


Food Column: Fundraiser calls all foodies who are good spellers

Spellers and the audience can win restaurant gift cards at “Food Words,” which will be held Thursday in Bloomfield.

8 months ago


 Quick Marinara Sauce.

Food Column: Gluten-free conference to be held in Pine

Event held by Allegheny Center for Digestive Health will include lectures and cooking demonstrations.

9 months ago


Food column: Fundraisers, Indian cooking demo, beer sampling on tap

A listing of food-related events scheduled for the coming weeks.

9 months ago


Food Column: Feast on vegan delights at VegFest

Animal-rights group hosts event, a first in Pittsburgh

9 months ago


Food Column: Potlucks, global foods on tap

Also, kids can learn to make quesadillas and adults can get a lesson on ginger-themed appetizers and cocktails

9 months ago


 Tres Leches Cake.

Food Column: An ode to Latino culture

Potluck picnic will include everything from rice and beans to tres leche cake

10 months ago


 Katie Heldstab (left) and Christa Puskarich own Leona's Ice Cream Sandwiches..

Food Column: At Leona's, ice cream sandwiches are lactose-free

Couple use locally sourced ingredients to make creative flavors

10 months ago


 Sweet Jeanie's, an ice cream shop in Grove City.

Food column: Stroll, sample ice cream to benefit nonprofits

Grove City fest to feature inventive flavors

10 months ago


 Baked Salmon Cakes.

Food column: New blog advocates clean eating

Jeet Clean? offers recipes, shopping tips for a more healthy lifestyle.

11 months ago


The Food Column: Writer presents 'Grain of Truth' about wheat, gluten

Writer Stephen Yafa has turned his attention to food, and will appear at the Slow Food Pittsburgh’s Farmers@Firehouse farmers market.

11 months ago


 This is the logo for the "Be Your Own Boss" contest by the  Pittsburgh Public Market for Food-Based Businesses (BYOB).

Food Column: Take a bike tour of Sandwich Week

The fourth annual Northside Sandwich Week has a new twist this year -- Le Tour de Sandwich, a bike tour with stops for sandwich samples.

11 months ago


 Farm Truck Foods logo.

The Food Column: Farm Truck Foods is rolling

Mobile grocery to bring the markets to underserved neighborhoods.

11 months ago


 MIX Salad Concept's Rachael Bane, left, and Lia Vaccaro.

Salad days are on the way with lots of options Downtown Pittsburgh

And Arts Festival time means a roll-out of new lunch options.

1 year ago


 Bacon Cacio e Pepe.

The Food Column: Two words: 'Bacon Tour'

That’s just one of many food festivals firing up this spring.

1 year ago


 The logo for T-shirts for the Steel City Pizza Fest.  Designed by Pops Miriello.

The Food Column: The Pizza Fest that ate Lawrenceville

8 pizzarias will deliver to you in Arsenal Park.

1 year ago


 Vintage ads for Pyrex kitchenware, made for the past 100 years in Charleroi.

The Food Column: A glassy salute to Charleroi

Pyrex celebrates a century with the Mon Valley people who built the brand with their hands.

1 year ago


 Chris Fennimore.

The Food Column: Celebrating Chris Fennimore

Chris Fennimore is honoree at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh International Culinary School’s James Beard Culinary Tribute fundraiser.

1 year ago


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