What does Christmas taste like?

What does Christmas taste like?

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

3 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.

3 days ago

Shop Holiday: Cook up these gifts for chefs

These suggestions may make life a little sweeter for the cooks in your life.

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

 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

 Farm Truck Foods founders Meredith Neel and Nicole Muise-Kielkucki at a planning meeting at Idea Foundry in Oakland.

Farm Truck Foods to get rolling this spring

Grant will help mobile grocery hit the road.

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.

5 days ago

Peet's closing coffee shops in Pittsburgh area, Ohio

Peet’s coffee shops closing in the Pittsburgh area are in Oakland, the SouthSide Works and Waterworks Mall near Aspinwall.

1 week ago

 Tony Moio, owner of Moio's Italian Pastry Shop in Monroeville, makes sfogliatelle, an Italian pastry stuffed with ricotta and candied fruit.

Dine: Homemade sfogliatelle is a three-day endeavor

And Moio’s Italian Pastry in Monroeville makes the effort. Delicate sheets of dough and filling make sfogliatelle a rare and special treat.

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

 Sweet Potatoes and Apples from Renaissance Food Group.

New York Produce Show presents trendy vegetables

Color and convenience were prevailing themes at the recent New York Produce Show and Conference in the Javits Center.

2 weeks ago

 Ruth Zimmerman Miller of Lititz, PA, gets ready to add another three saffron stamens to the drying plates of saffron in her home.

Food Feedback: Readers savor the Pennsylvania flavors of saffron and acorns

One reader’s relative may have survived in Jamestown thanks to the nuts.

2 weeks ago

Agriculture Department asks people to discard eggnog from Washington County dairy

Milk inspectors discovered possible improper pasteurization at The SpringHouse, a dairy and restaurant in Eighty Four.

2 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


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