Pasca, a traditional Romanian Easter cake.

Easter recipes from our food-blogger friends

We encourage you to visit their blogs and see all the other good stuff that they do.

about 14 hours ago

 Food fires.

Paying attention prevents cooking fires

Kitchen cooking fires peak nationwide around holidays like Easter.

about 14 hours ago

Food Feedback: Readers remember Weinstein's, too

Her memoir about Weinstein's has readers remembering, too.

about 14 hours ago

 Fava Bean Salad from "Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food" by Jody Williams.

'Bunny food' includes fava salad, fancy cake

Recipes from our writers that are sure to brighten up the spring menu.

about 14 hours ago

 Fried Basket Cheese.

Basket cheese is an 85-year-old tradition for local company

It's called basket cheese, and it's been an Easter tradition at Lamagna Cheese Co. for as long as anyone can remember.

about 14 hours ago

Whitefish shortage startles as Passover approaches

The frozen Great Lakes have prevented fishermen from catching the key ingredient for fresh gefilte fish.

3 days ago

  Milk chocolate Easter bunnies at Betsy Ann Chocolates in West View.

Family-owned chocolatiers pleasing palates for generations

Betsy Ann, Sarris, Dorothy's, Esther's, Joe Clark's, Yetters, Pollak's, Anderson's and Edward Marc have passed down recipes and techniques.

3 days ago

 "Passover Made Easy" by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek.

More recipes for Passover

Monday at sundown marks the beginning of Passover. Here are several tested recipes for the holiday.

4 days ago

 Several restaurants in the PPG Place food court will close soon.

At PPG Place food court, dining options are dwindling

Only two eateries likely will be left in operation by May as street-level dining becomes more appealing to restaurateurs.

6 days ago

 Wine at a tasting at Barkan Vineyards in Israel.

Here's the history of how Israel became a world wine powerhouse

Since 1987, Israeli wines have been recognized in competitions next to the great names from the world’s most noble wine regions.

1 week ago

 Great-grandmother Rachel Weinstein with her sons -- standing, top left, Sam; standing top right, Ben; seated bottom right, Hyman; seated bottom left, Harold.

Remembering Weinstein's, the Oakland deli

As she makes matzo balls, the writer remembers her grandmother, her cooking, and the deli the family owned in the 1950s.

1 week ago

 Manischewitz Granola.

New noshes include matzo granola

Here are some new noshes for Passover.

1 week ago

 Matzo being brushed with rosemary from "Jewish Holiday Cooking."

Recipes for a Passover celebration

Just in time for next week's Passover celebration, here are several tested recipes that will make a wonderful meal.

1 week ago

 Larry Neskey at the Family Farms Creamery stand at the Pittsburgh Public Market, which last week started making its own ice cream from local ingredients.

A new local ice cream is born in Pittsburgh's Strip District

A vendor at the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip District, Family Farms Creamery launches a Pittsburgh ice cream.

1 week ago

 Ported  rhubarb on yogurt.

Fresh Find: Rhubarb is a sure sign of spring

Spring really is here. The proof is in the rhubarb.

2 weeks ago

 The Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga., is known for its green jackets and its egg salad and pimiento cheese sandwiches.

Food Feedback: Jell-O with fruit and mayo, elegant?

Pimento cheese was one of those elegant foods, back in the day.

2 weeks ago

 Sisters Danitza Nicklow and Ondrejana Zatek, wearing traditional dress, share a laugh at the Slovak Easter customs breakfast at Prince of Peace Parish..

Slovak Easter came early this year

Annual Slovak Easter breakfast is a meaninful, tasty tradition

2 weeks ago

 Mike Kadar, the Penguins strength coach, shows off one of the shakes he made.

Feeding the Penguins: The hockey team gradually is eating better and more healthfully

What do Penguins eat? Here's a team that eats a lot -- for training and for fun.

2 weeks ago

 Carla Hall

Carla Hall brings comfort food to Pittsburgh

This weekend, the celebrity chef is bringing her sassy and charming self to Pittsburgh to feed us her Spicy Chicken.

2 weeks ago

'Pop-up' offers tastes of Canada

The Consulate General of Canada in New York City will set up "Pop-Up Canada" Downtown to spotlight ties between our region and Canada.

2 weeks ago

 The Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga., is known for its green jackets and its egg salad and pimiento cheese sandwiches.

Simple sandwiches score at the Masters Tournament

Augusta's authentic recipe for its popular pimiento cheese and egg salad sandwich is top-secret, but these versions come pretty darn close.

2 weeks ago

 A worker sprays down the infield Friday at PNC Park to get ready for opening day.

It may take extra innings to finish PNC Park's Closer

A new baseball season brings new culinary delights to PNC Park.

2 weeks ago

 This is the interior of of Russ & Daughters in New York City, subject of the Jewish Film Festival film, "The Sturgeon Queens."

Movie 'The Sturgeon Queens' will make you very, very hungry

It's playing at The Manor Theatre in Squirrel Hill as part of the annual JFilm Festival.

3 weeks ago

 Quick Caribbean Chicken.

26.2 Marathon Food: How to eat right while training

Good nutrition before, during and after your run is essential when training for a marathon.

3 weeks ago

Food Feedback: Memories of Mineo's, maple syrup

Our readers write about Mineo's and maple syrup.

3 weeks ago

2 food contests that might interest you

Two food contests offer tasty prizes.

3 weeks ago

Your Lenten fish can be a lot more interesting with a bit of salsa

Marlene helps spice up Lenten fish with several recipes for salsa.

3 weeks ago

 Ensalada Mediterranean.

Long winter got you down? Have a tapas party

Tapas, popular throughout Spain, are the Spanish version of appetizers.

4 weeks ago

 The cover of "The New Midwestern Table"  by Amy Thielen.

Books celebrate Midwestern food

Midwestern food is the focus of two delicious new books by Amy Thielen and Peggy Wolff.

4 weeks ago

 Oregon hazelnuts toasting in a pan.

A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving — for a variety of nutty recipes

Our writer digs into her stash of hazelnuts and comes up with a variety of nutty recipes.

4 weeks ago


One good recipe: Hot pockets, Kansas-style

Before there were Hot Pockets, there were bierrocks.

4 weeks ago


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