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Food


 The interior of the new Missing Links Brewery in Connoquenessing, Butler County.

Missing Links Brewery opening near Butler; CoStar buys in Etna

Brewpub located near the Butler Farm Market on Friday starts out serving 10 house beers, plus Pennsylvania wine, housemade soda and food.

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 What's for breakfast? Lunch? Dinner? Late-night snack? An egg can be the answer to  all of those questions.

What's for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night snack? Eggs, of course!

Eggs are inexpensive, a quick fix, nutritious, and yummy. They’re perfect for the time of year when time and money are in short supply!

1 day ago


 In this Nov. 30, 2017, file photo, a man slices cuts of meat from a rotisserie Doner spit inside a Doner restaurant cafe in Frankfurt, Germany.

The European Parliament has voted against banning a key kebab additive

The doner kebab industry says it needs the phosphates to keep the frozen meat juicy, tender and tasty for consumption.

1 day ago


 Adults can learn to make gingerbread houses with Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel pastry chefs in a class Dec. 19.

Food Column: Pancakes with Santa, gingerbread house making class for adults and more

There are still plenty of holiday food activities to keep you in the spirit.

1 day ago


 Turkeys gather at Pounds' Turkey Farm in Leechburg.

Want to cook a goose? Here's where you can get it

Where to get local or unusual birds for Christmas dinner

2 days ago


 Savory Sausage Onion Apple Slab Pie.

Slab pie serves a crowd

Because it can serve 16 to 20 people, a slab pie is much easier than making (and carrying ) two or three 9-inch pies.

1 day ago


 SLUG: LETSEAT1216  CAPTION: My Dad's Lemon Chicken  CREDIT: Gretchen McKay/Post-Gazette

One good recipe: My Dad's Lemon Chicken

The tang of lemon and ginger in this crispy Chinese dish is addictive.

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 Gladys Fuentes, right, one of five female kitchen workers, in Boston speaks about her experiences while detailing a sexual harassment lawsuit the women are filing against McCormick & Schmick's, a national restaurant chain featuring seafood and steaks, on Dec. 12, 2017, in Boston.

Five female kitchen workers are suing the McCormick & Schmick’s seafood restaurant chain over lewd behavior

They say they were subjected to constant groping and lewd comments, and their complaints to the company were routinely ignored.

2 days ago




 In this April 19, 2017, file photo, chef Mario Batali attends an awards event in New York.

When the alcohol flowed, Mario Batali turned abusive, his workers say

After four anonymous allegations of sexual misconduct were published, the restaurateur and celebrity chef’s brand was thrown into turmoil.

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 In this Wednesday, April 20, 2016, file photo, Mario Batali attends an awards dinner in New York. Batali is stepping down from daily operations at his restaurant empire following reports of sexual misconduct by the celebrity chef over a period of at least 20 years.

Celebrity chef Mario Batali has stepped away from his restaurants and ‘The Chew’ amid sexual misconduct allegations

The website Eater reported Monday that four women, all unnamed, have accused Batali of sexual harassment.

3 days ago


 Rico Gagliano, left, and Brendan Francis Newnam, authors of "Brunch Is Hell: How to Save the World By Throwing a Dinner Party," and co-hosts of The Dinner Party Download.

Rescue your holiday by hosting a dinner party

A Pittsburgh native has co-written a tongue-in-cheek guide for restoring civility

3 days ago


 Baked Cannellini Beans with Rosemary, Tomato and Sausage

Let's eat: Baked Cannellini Beans with Rosemary, Tomato and Sausage

Danish-inspired comfort food will chase away whatever ails you.

6 days ago


 Brewer Bryan McDowell holds his chin while brewing one of the first batches of beer in the brewhouse at the new CR Brewing Co. in Neshannock, Pa., near New Castle.

CR Brewing Co. aims to be a regional destination near New Castle

The Crane Room Grille, complete with a working 10-ton crane, adds a brewery that released its first two beers there this week.

1 week ago


 Sephardic Cheese and Parsley Pastries from "Hazana" by Paola Gavin.

Hanukkah: Cheese is traditional, along with foods fried in oil.

Cheese — generally soft white — and pastries fried in oil have became symbolic foods for Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights.

1 week ago


 The logo for Rare Ale, which is made exclusively for area BRGR outlets by Full Pint Brewing Co.

BRGR offers customers a Rare Ale

Full Pint Brewing Co. created this amber brew expressly to complement burgers, rare and otherwise.

1 week ago


 A growler of cider is filled at Knockin’ Noggin Cidery & Winery in Volant, Pa.

Food Column: Holiday cookie sales, pancake breakfasts with Santa and more

Wine trails and wine walks are among all the festivities taking place in the Pittsburgh region as we gear up for the holidays.

1 week ago


 Vellutata di Patate con Baccala al Nero di Seppia (Creamed Saffron Potato Soup with Baccala and Squid Ink Foam served with Julienne Vegetables), one of the "seven fishes" to be served on Christmas Eve at Senti in Lawrenceville.

Feasts of the Seven Fishes abound in the Pittsburgh area

Restaurants, a cooking school and an entire town prepare the Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian-American custom.

1 week ago


 Tom Kha Gai (Thai Chicken Coconut Soup) .

Slow cooking makes it easy to take it slow in the kitchen

The slow cooker has never been more popular, and not just for those racing against the clock.

1 week ago


 Champinones Gratinados (Mushroom Gratin with Ham Mayonnaise).

Let's eat: Champinones Gratinados

Just because an appetizer is easy doesn’t mean it can’t be elegant.

1 week ago


Eating cheese every day might actually be healthy

An analysis shows those who ate a bit of cheese every day were less likely to develop heart disease compared to those who rarely ate it.

1 week ago


Kraft Heinz setting goals for eggs, oil and generally being a good citizen

Earlier this year not one, but three shareholder resolutions briefly battled to bring attention to sustainability, nutrition and sourcing.

1 week ago


 A closeup of the Chocolate Chip and Cardamom cookies at the Gluten Free Goat Bakery Monday in Garfield.

One smart cookie: Artificial intelligence helps perfect a gluten-free treat

With the help of artificial intelligence, Google Pittsburgh cooks up a recipe for the best-tasting gluten-free chocolate chip cookies.

1 week ago


 Julius Drake, center, of Homewood speaks during the Repair the World Pittsburgh panel discussion Thursday in East Liberty. Anthony Parks of Highland Park, left, and Josh Inklovich, right, of Garfield also spoke on the panel.

Food industry can be an entry point for ex-cons seeking to build a new life

“Prison and Plates” panel discussion Thursday focused on connecting ex-offenders with the culinary world.

1 week ago


 White Bean and Greens Soup

Let's eat: White Beans and Greens Soup

It’s officially soup season! This easy beans and greens version will warm you up from the inside.

1 week ago


 Hand-forged paring and chef knives from Lawrenceville-based Artifact Metalworks.

Shop Holiday: Gifts for chefs & foodies

Foodies are easy to please. Read on for gifts for everyone from the budding home cook to the most seasoned chef.

1 week ago


 Fresh vegetables from Andrews farm are put on display at Market Square Farmers Market in May 2017. Chad Andrews, of St. Thomas Township in Franklin County, is the third generation fruit grower.

How can Pittsburgh's farmers markets be improved? A new community outreach study aims to find out

The city’s Planning Department has hired the Farmers Market Coalition to recommend improvements

2 weeks ago


 Bob Doddato of North Fayette holds his daughter, Jovie, 4, as she takes in the lights at Point State Park during her first Comcast Light Up Night in 2016.

How to celebrate Christmas like a Pittsburgher

Here are 12 ways of Christmas in the Steel City, Kennywood and beyond.

2 weeks ago


 A tray of treats awaits "cookie tourists" at last year's Joy of Cookies Cookie Tour in Lawrenceville. This year's event will be held Friday through Sunday.

Food Column: A holly jolly cookie season has begun

Participate in a cookie tour in Lawrenceville and cookie extravaganza at Baldwin High School.

2 weeks ago


 Boozy Brunch Book Fair will be held on Sunday at Wigle Whiskey's new cider-making offshoot in Spring Garden.

A Boozy Book Fair & Brunch to be held at Threadbare Cider House

Wigle Whiskey co-owners to release book about the Whiskey Rebellion and rebirth of rye at a book fair brunch.

2 weeks ago


 Kringle's Cutout Sugar Cookies by Post-Gazette fashion editor Sara Bauknecht. PG writers, editors and photographers made a variety of Christmas cookies for the 2017 holiday season.

The Joy of Cookies, our best holiday cookie recipes

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette staffers are bringing some extra jolly to your Christmas and holiday cookie merrymaking by sharing recipes that

2 weeks ago


 Divinity candy by Erin Hebert of the Post-Gazette staff. PG writers, editors and photographers made a variety of Christmas cookies for the 2017 holiday season. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

Best Cookie Recipes: Mama's Divinity

Even though it is referred to as a candy, divinity is for all purposes a cookie the macaroon way.

2 weeks ago


 Christmas Tree Brownies by associate designer Alexa Miller of the Post-Gazette editorial staff. PG writers, editors and photographers made a variety of Christmas cookies for the 2017 holiday season.  (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

Best Cookie Recipes: Christmas Tree Brownie

When a brownie is shaped as a Christmas tree and has a thick green frosting, it’s a sign of comfort and joy.

2 weeks ago


 Florence StiglianoÕs Italian Drop Cookies by Rebecca Droke. PG writers, editors and photographers made a variety of Christmas cookies for the 2017 holiday season. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

Best Cookie Recipes: Florence Stigliano’s Italian Drop Cookies

These drop cookies are made with coffee, cocoa, dried fruits and nuts.

2 weeks ago


 Gingersnaps by Post-Gazette photographer Stephanie Strasburg. PG writers, editors and photographers made a variety of Christmas cookies for the 2017 holiday season. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

Best Cookie Recipes: Nana's Ginger Molasses Cookies

Scented with spices, these ginger-molasses cookies are soft and chewy.

2 weeks ago


 Cranberry Shortbread Cookies by Post-Gazette food editor Arthi Subramaniam. PG writers, editors and photographers made a variety of Christmas cookies for the 2017 holiday season. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

Best Cookie Recipes: Cranberry Swirl Shortbread

This shortbread gets filled and drizzled with cranberry puree that is redolent with cinnamon.

2 weeks ago


 Raspberry Linzers by Post-Gazette food writer Gretchen McKay. PG writers, editors and photographers made a variety of Christmas cookies for the 2017 holiday season. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

Best Cookie Recipes: Traditional Raspberry Linzer Cookies

Jam-filled linzer cookies have a subtle nutty flavor.

2 weeks ago


 Kringle's Cutout Sugar Cookies by Post-Gazette fashion editor Sara Bauknecht. PG writers, editors and photographers made a variety of Christmas cookies for the 2017 holiday season. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

Best Cookie Recipes: Kringle's Cutouts

The recipe from a free 1989 holiday cookie booklet is still a go-to for Post-Gazette staff writer Sara Bauknecht nearly 30 years later.

2 weeks ago


 Cherry-Filled White Chocolate Blondies by Susan Banks of the Post-Gazette staff. PG writers, editors and photographers made a variety of Christmas cookies for the 2017 holiday season. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

Best Cookie Recipes: Cherry-Filled White Chocolate Blondies

These cherry-preserves filled bars, with coconut and almonds, are easy to make and a nice twist on regular blondie recipes.

2 weeks ago


 Candy Cane Cookies by Bob Batz. Jr. PG writers, editors and photographers made a variety of Christmas cookies for the 2017 holiday season. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

Best Cookie Recipes: Candy Cane Cookies

Candy cane cookies take a little bit of work but are fun to make, especially with children.

2 weeks ago


 French pastry chef David Piquard of "Gaby & Jules"

With visa extension for chef, French pastries are safe in Squirrel Hill

David Piquard, co-owner of Gaby et Jules, was granted an extension to his H1-B visa, meaning that he can stay in the U.S. until May 2019.

2 weeks ago


 Lt. Damian Szuch, of the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire's  Engine 17 in Homewood  takes his 30 lb. turkey out of the oven to check it for the Thanksgiving feast on Thursday.

Kitchen emergency: First responders cook and deliver meals on Thanksgiving

Firefighters eat when they can between calls on Thanksgiving, while police spread holiday cheer to elderly shut-ins who sorely need it

2 weeks ago


 Asian Pork Cabbage Cups

Let's eat: Asian Pork Cabbage Cups

The holidays can be exhausting, but making dinner doesn’t have to be.

2 weeks ago


Having a turkey emergency? Text, email or call a hotline for help

It’s that special time of year when we labor over the stove for that perfect turkey and the fixings — and sometimes need help, and now!

3 weeks ago


 In this file photo, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, executive chef Jerome Grant designs a Thanksgiving spread based on his knowledge of Native American culture.

‘This is not a trend.’ Native American chefs resist the ‘Columbusing’ of indigenous foods

Native American chefs, whose foodways the culinary establishment has neglected, have lately found themselves in high demand by food media.

3 weeks ago


 Don’t blame the turkey for those snores coming from the living room!

No, turkey doesn't make you sleepy – but it may bring more trust to your Thanksgiving table

‘Tis the season for giblets, wattles and snoods – oh my. On Thanksgiving and Christmas, Americans consume about 68 million turkeys – one

3 weeks ago


 Danielle Spinola runs Tupelo Honey Teas now located in Millvale.

Millvale invites you to its Holiday Drink Tour

For a $10 donation to the volunteer fire department, you get a cup and map to stops where you can fill it with tea, beer and other drinks.

3 weeks ago


 "Jewel of the Lotus" won top honors for decoration at Let Them Eat Cake, The Midwife Center's annual fundraiser. The cake was crafted by Emma Lee Moore of Emmalee's Sweet Dreams.

Food Column: Build a gingerbread house, give feedback on Citiparks farmers markets

Polish-style Christmas with carols and dinner will be held in Oakland on Dec. 3.

3 weeks ago


 Intergenerational discussion groups gather around lunch tables at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church's  Great Exchange event.

'Tis the season of traditions, conversations to integrate generations

East Liberty Presbyterian Church to hold a discussion that will focus on traditions this holiday season.

3 weeks ago


 A whole roasted turkey with plum glaze.

Thanksgiving 911: Answers to last-minute turkey day questions

A meat-cutter, chef, pastry chef and wine sommelier come to your rescue for your holiday feast.

3 weeks ago


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