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 Bourbon Panna Cotta.

Celebrate Fourth of July with red, white and blue desserts and more

The options are plenty when it comes to creating a menu with a patriotic palate — think fruit, meat, cheese and spices.

1 day ago

 Orange chiffon cake is perfect for a Fourth of July picnic.

As American as chiffon cake

The dessert was created in California in 1927 and revolutionized the American baking scene by using vegetable oil instead of butter.

1 day ago

 Zucchini fritters, made with onions, feta cheese, dill and mint.

One good recipe: Bland zucchini exudes plenty of personality

Flavors explode in zucchini fritters when the squash is combined with dill, mint and feta cheese.

1 day ago

 Cast-iron bread baking demonstrations will take place at the historic gristmill at McConnells Mill State Park on Sunday.

Get Out: Cast-iron gristmill cooking this weekend at McConnells Mill State Park

An educational program at Slippery Rock Gorge on Sunday will be “period-correct” to show how traditionally milled foods were actually made.

5 days ago

Chick-fil-A, Cracker Barrel top in customer satisfaction

The 2016 American Customer Satisfaction Index shows newer chains with varied menus and gift shops are at the top of diners’ ratings.

6 days ago

 Scott Smith, owner  of the East End Brewing Company.

Good drink and food coming to the Strip District

East End Brewing’s taproom heads a number of new drinking and dining destinations in and around the city.

6 days ago

 The Burger King in Hermitage, Pa., is giving a test run to the Whopperito. It has all the ingredients of the Whopper in a wrap instead of a bun.

Burger King meshes Whopper and burrito for a Whopperrito

At Burger King, a flour tortilla is filled with the grilled ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, cheese sauce and mayonnaise.

6 days ago

 Berrylicious Blueberry Muffins

What's dishing on the blogs: Layered dinners and blueberry madness

Enchiladas and pulled-pork recipes dominate the savory menu, while berry desserts round up the sweet treats.

6 days ago

 Pittsburgh band Lovebettie.

Third annual Pennsylvania Rib Fest runs Friday through Sunday

.The Westmoreland Fairgrounds in Greensburg will be smokin’ this weekend with the third annual Pennsylvania Rib Fest.

1 week ago

 A breakfast smoothie.

Smoothies for around the clock

Versatile beverage can be breakfast or lunch in glass or a snack in the middle of the afternoon or dessert after dinner.

1 week ago

 Blueberry-Sour Cream Pancakes with Big Batch Bacon.

Expecting lots of company? Then serve easy-to-make breakfast

Blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and breakfast bread pudding are all crowd-friendly.

1 week ago

 Aji de Gallina (Chicken Chile).

Western Pennsylvania native, Katie Choy, masters the taste of Peru

“Family Secrets: Experience the Flavors of Peru!” features a spicy blend of native, Spanish and Asian cooking styles.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh Pierogi Truck.

Food trucks are on a roll in Pittsburgh

From crepes to cupcakes, pierogies to empanadas, there’s a truck catering to your tastes. Next week, an ice cream boat joins the fun.

1 week ago

 The Burtner House in Natrona Heights.

Turn back the clock and get a taste of history with shortcake at Burtner House festival

With a rich history dating back to 1821, the Burtner House in Harrison will hold its 42nd annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday.

1 week ago

 Steak Sandwiches on Texas Toast.

Espresso, Texas toast add oomph to steak sandwich

Treat Dad on Father’s Day with a tasty, hearty sandwich that has roots in the Lone Star State.

2 weeks ago

 Pig Pickin' Cake. It has mango and orange zest in the batter, and is covered in buttercream crushed pineapple and coconut frosting.

Roast or no roast, Pig Pickin' cake is creamy and dreamy

Moist and fruity, the layered yellow cake is often served at pig roasts in the Carolinas.

2 weeks ago

 Milk chocolate and toffee pizza topped with chocolate candies.

Where pizza and chocolate live happily ever after

Instead of a crust made with pizza dough or a cookie, chocolate and English toffee are used in the decadent pie.

2 weeks ago

 Cure chef proprietor Justin Severino in the dinning room of his restaurant with a piece of cured meat.

Severino to host best of chefs for one-of-a-kind dinner

The James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chefs Tour dinner will be held Friday at The Mattress Factory.

2 weeks ago

 WQED-TV's Rick Sebak with bake-off contestant Alyse Horn  at last year's Next 3 Days Festival in Troy Hill.

Food Column: Sample the best of Hilltop at Next 3 Days Festival

Mount Washington and Allentown to showcase their best home bakers, food, drinks, businesses and music Friday through Sunday.

2 weeks ago

 Carol Kinkela.

Fundraiser aims to set Pittsburgh record for longest dinner table

Charity event is raising money to fund for Alzheimer’s awareness and research.

2 weeks ago

 A classic strawberry jam, made with ripe berries and a Granny Smith apple, which is shredded.

Cooking with fresh vegetables and fruits

Take advantage of the bounty at your neighborhood farmers market to make salads, jams and pestos.

3 weeks ago

 Assorted produce from Freedom Farm at the farmers market in Market Square.

Tips for buying produce at the farmers market

Farmers markets offer a lot of choices when it comes to produce, but sometimes that can be confusing.

3 weeks ago

 Strawberries from Sandhill Berries at the farmer's market in Market Square.

Farmers markets are cropping up across southwestern Pennsylvania

Locally grown produce, prepared foods, baked goods, craft items, flowers and live entertainment can be found at the outdoor markets.

3 weeks ago

 Assorted fudge at Simon's Concessions at the Three Rivers Arts Festival.

Please your palate at the Three Rivers Arts Festival

Meat lovers, vegetarians and fried-food fiends have plenty of choices at the Three Rivers Arts Festival.

3 weeks ago

 Key lime pie

Beach vacation on a plate: delicious dishes await

Vacation cooking can be terrific because it doesn’t have to be labor-intensive or complicated, and the food is fast and simply prepared.

4 weeks ago

 Brian Overbey, a chef at Young Brothers Bar, is king of this year's Northside Sandwich Week.

Young Brothers meatloaf entry wins top prize at Northside Sandwich Week

Marshall-Shadeland’s nightclub bar and restaurant beat last year’s winner Scratch, this year’s runner-up, in sandwich contest.

4 weeks ago

Miriam's Garden: Green onions are coming up while beets are taking their time

Onions in the lower beds look terrific, but those in the middle bed don’t seem to be suited to our changeable climate.

4 weeks ago

Essentials for a beach house kitchen

Grilling tools and knives will come in handy as will seasonings, ground coffee and dry baking ingredients when you pack for a beach trip.

4 weeks ago

 Brew 'n Chew will take place June 18 at the Monroeville Convention Center.

Food column: Scores of suds, beer floats will be on tap at Brew ’N Chew

The third Brew ’N Chew will feature a Beer Float Bar, beer bacon bites and an outdoor biergarten at the Monroeville Convention Center.

4 weeks ago

 Chef Michael Solomonov, left, will be a keynote speaker at the event. The Squirrel Hill native was the 2011 James Beard Award winner for “Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic” for Zahav in Philadelphia.

Wigle inviting food writers to Pittsburgh for 'raucous, literary' event

The Aug. 25-27 Three Day Blow Festival takes its name from a whiskey-tinged short story by Ernest Hemingway.

1 month ago

Have Penguins gear? Head out to Eat'n Park for a free Smiley Cookie

In honor of the Penguins being in the Stanley Cup finals, Eat’n Park will be handing out free Smiley Cookies.

1 month ago

 The charcuterie board at Spork.

Munch goes to Spork

Chef Christian Frangiadis returns to Pittsburgh dining scene in a big way with a new Garfield spot.

1 month ago

 All-American Cheeseburgers with Homemade Pickles.

Simple is best when it comes to grilling burgers

A his-versus-her approach to building the ultimate hamburger

1 month ago

 Inspired by an annual Cuban barbecue in Pittsburgh, "El Cubano del Lado Sur" is a blended and seasoned beef and chorizo patty topped with a Cuban "Mojo" sauce, Jarlsberg cheese, Serrano ham, pickle chips and mustard on toasted sourdough.

The Grownup Pizza Burger and the South Side Cuban

Here’s a pair of gourmet burgers inspired by a childhood experiment and an annual neighborhood cookout.

1 month ago

 Warm Potato Salad with Green Olive Vinaigrette from "Whole World Vegetarian" by Marie Simmons.

Lighter side dishes for the Memorial Day buffet

Here are three vegetable-packed recipes where clean flavors shine through, instead of being laden down with mayo and melted cheese.

1 month ago

 'Burgh Bits & Bites Food Tours is starting a tour of South Side, which will include a stop and a snack at Le Petit Chocolate.

Food tours of South Side, Squirrel Hill to launch

’Burgh Bits & Bites Food Tours to start regular tours along Carson Street, while Pittsburgh Tours & More will feast in Squirrel Hill.

1 month ago

Consumer alert removed at La Nova Pizzeria

Health code violations were fixed, county health department says.

1 month ago

 Hello Bistro in McCandless

Hello Bistro signs leases for two more locations

The fast casual salad and burger restaurant will open locations at the Siena at St. Clair and at the Village at Pine developments.

1 month ago

 Nutrition facts labels on food packages are getting a long-awaited makeover, with calories listed in bigger, bolder type and a new line for added sugars.

Makeover coming for food nutrition labels

Calories will be prominently displayed starting in 2018.

1 month ago

 Built in 1770, George Washington's Gristmill at Mount Vernon produces grain products on millstones powered by a 16-foot waterwheel.

George Washington’s reconstructed gristmill offers a historic look at Colonial grains

After acquiring the mill in 1997, The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association embarked on a five-year renovation.

1 month ago

 Grilled Chicken Skewers from "Flavorwalla" by Floyd Cardoz.

The 'Flavorwalla' cookbook is a fusion of many different cuisines and cultures

It’s the second book from chef Floyd Cardoz of the now-closed Tabla in New York City, also a four-time Beard Award nominee.

1 month ago

 Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart.

One good recipe: Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart

Strawberry cream cheese tart is an “essential recipe” that’s easy to make and great tasting.

1 month ago

 Bill's Garden opened Tuesday, a cafe addition adjacent to Bill's Bar & Burger located at The Westin Convention Center hotel.

Bill's Bar & Burger opens new Downtown cafe

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership supported the addition of the Bill’s Garden cafe as part of its Paris to Pittsburgh program.

1 month ago

 Chef Justin Severino, owner of Lawrenceville restaurants Cure and Morcilla.

Food Column: Many chefs gather under one roof for James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour

The prestigious James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour returns to Pittsburgh for a second year under the direction of Chef Justin Severino.

1 month ago

 Rachael Ray and her husband, John Cusimano, stand behind her kitchen island.

TV chef Rachael Ray moves out of the kitchen to cook up a furniture collection

The celebrity cook and her husband, John Cusimano, debuted the Rachael Ray Home Collection at the Spring High Point Market last month.

1 month ago

 Michael Aiello makes a pizza at his restaurant, Aiello's Pizza, in Squirrel Hill.

Popular pizzerias Mineo’s, Aiello’s expand to broaden their reach

Mineo’s Pizza House and Aiello’s Pizza both started from humble beginnings. Now, the rivals are trying to reach a broader customer base.

1 month ago

Miriam's Garden: Rain or shine, let the gardening season begin

Welcome to a new gardening season. Despite the erratic weather, rhubarb, sweet peas and greens are starting to thrive.

1 month ago

 Green Curry Braised Salmon.

Salmon cookbook is a good catch for creative recipes, tips

Diane Morgan showcases the versatility, exceptional flavor and health benefits of North America’s third-most consumed seafood.

1 month ago

 Cool Whip Strawberry Pie.

Cool Whip: Still cool after 50 years

America’s favorite frozen topping has a devoted fan club as it is time-saving, keeps for a long time and brings up good memories.

1 month ago

How fake is Cool Whip?

It’s top 4 ingredients in weight are water, hydrogenated oil, high fructose corn syrup and corn syrup.

1 month ago


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