Food


 Cheerios cereal was part of one of many lawsuits filed this  year, specifically for gluten issues.

What's in that? Food companies scramble to satisfy 'clean eating'

The steady swing toward “clean eating” has helped trigger an industry move toward cleaning product labels of unpronounceable ingredients.

2 days ago


 Pickles in Suzdal, pickle capital of Russia.

Chef Trevett Hooper savors Russian hospitality for a new venture

Legume’s chef visits Eastern Europe and Russia to bring back ideas for Dacha, a restaurant he hopes to open in Pittsburgh.

2 days ago


 Guests dressed all in white take part in last year's Diner en Blanc in New York. Pittsburgh will hold its first Diner en Blanc on Sept. 11 at an undisclosed location.

The color white will rule at Diner en Blanc

The elegant picnic that began in France in 1988 will be held in Pittsburgh for the first time on Sept. 11 at a undisclosed site.

3 days ago


 Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in McCandless.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in McCandless to offer 'Taste of Greece'

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church will host its annual festival featuring Greek food and music Wednesday through Sept. 6.

4 days ago


 A look at Domenico Carpico's garden.

Italian Garden project celebrates the secrets of fresh-picked flavor and quality produce

Italian Garden Project to host a Fig Fest Saturday as part of festivities to preserve disappearing practices.

6 days ago


Eat, shop under neon lights at Squirrel Hill Night Market

As the sun goes down over Pittsburgh, Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill will come alive on Saturday.

6 days ago


 Mixed Summer Salad.

Summer's last hurrah: Take this opportunity to feast on late seasonal produce

Celebrate the last weeks of the summer season with fruits and vegetables that best define it.

6 days ago


 Antonio Manti's garden in Shaler.

A chef salutes Italian Project gardeners

Vallozzi’s executive chef, Josiah Henry, wants garden project to get bigger and supports the people behind it.

6 days ago


 Spicy Chicken Tacos.

Great Race, Great Taste: Spicy Chicken Tacos

Spicy Chicken Tacos make a handheld dish that’s simple to prepare.

1 week ago


 Jeff Sloan, left, and Will Humphrey taste test coffee samples from beans they roasted the day before.

Dine: From bean to coffee cup, a new roastery will open in Munhall

Will Humphrey is so into coffee that he is opening a roastery/​lab in a building that had former lives as the Stay Tuned distillery.

1 week ago


 Frank Ruzomberka adds toasted coconut to his Coconut Cream Pie at Grant Bar & Restaurant in Millvale.

Rick Sebak's new PBS shows, 'A Few Good Pie Places' and 'A Few Great Bakeries,' are good eats

Grant Bar & Restaurant and Minerva Bakery are among the good pie places and great bakeries in Rick Sebak’s latest TV specials.

1 week ago


 Let the baking begin! Judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry are back for PBS’s “The Great British Baking Show,” beginning Sept. 6.

Reality Check: PBS baking contest rises again

It’s ready, set, BAKE, as “The Great British Baking Show” returns on Sept. 6; Clairton’s Nora Hewitt avoids the ax on “Face Off.”

1 week ago


Westmoreland County musem to reopen with new cafe cart

The cart will be run by The Supper Club of Greensburg and will offer soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1 week ago


 LaVanda cocktail made of lavender-infused Grappa, green pepper  honey and lemon juice paired with Fegato con Crostini, a chicken liver pate ramekin with a topping of marsala gelee at Grapperia in Lawrenceville.

Bites and brews in Pittsburgh: Something for every appetite

Here are a few of the PG’s favorite spots around the region, highlighting a trend not limited to beer joints.

1 week ago


 Ricotta cavatelli with Italian sausage, rapini and tomato.

Pack to school: What do professional chefs pack for their kids?

Pittsburgh chefs think outside the box when it comes to packing lunches for their school-going children.

1 week ago


 Paulina Neuschwander, left, and Vanessa Kachulis, center,  help their grandmother, Mary Papazis, while making cookies at the Presentation of Christ Greek Orthodox Church in East Pittsburgh.

Greek festival cookie recipe: Hard work, lots of humor

Members from Presentation of Christ (Ypapanti) Greek Orthodox Church in East Pittsburgh make 2,000-plus cookies in 7 hours for festival.

1 week ago


Miriam's Garden: Summer corn's a good team player

Pair it with tomato in soup, salad, salsa, bread or frittata, and you have a match made in heaven.

1 week ago


 Cheeses from Greece, clockwise from left: Feta, kefalotiri and graviera with oil-cured olives.

Dine: Merchants here say buying Greek imports can help debt-ridden nation

To help with the Greek financial crisis, Greek merchants in Pittsburgh are encouraging residents here to buy more products from Greece.

2 weeks ago


 Guests enjoy a cool summer night during an al fresco dinner party at the Ben Avon home of Gretchen McKay.

Celebrate summer with a dinner party al fresco

How not to be thrown by the thought of an outdoor gathering that doesn’t center around hot dogs, hamburgers and a charcoal grill.

2 weeks ago


Miriam's Garden: Cool beans -- A little past peak but still delicious

Beans are happy in the sun or rain, but critters may not leave much to pick.

2 weeks ago


 Jeff Solensky of DuBois came up with the New York Reuben flavor in a contest sponsored by Lays. It is one of four finalists.

Prize for potato chip contest? $1 million

With his New York Reuben flavor, Jeff Solensky of DuBois is among the four finalists of Lay’s Do Us a Flavor competition

3 weeks ago


 SLUG: LETSEAT0808 CAPTION: Corn Polenta with Tomato Salsa.

Let's Eat: Smoky Corn Farina with Tomato Salad

A dish that celebrates two of summer’s favorite crops

3 weeks ago


 Francisco Cervelli, catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, talks about his love of cooking and painting during an interview at PNC Park.

Cervelli to help teach his culinary and painting skills to kids

Pirates catcher to host cooking and painting camp at Children’s Museum in Pittsburgh today.

3 weeks ago


 Joe Bowser and Gayle Lawrence of McKees Rocks browse through offerings at the Farm Truck Foods Pittsburgh stand in McKees Rocks  on July 31. The mission of the farm truck is to increase access to local nutrient dense foods.

New business brings farm-fresh foods to places where markets are scarce

The company, started by three graduate students, made its first delivery in June in Homewood.

3 weeks ago


  Tara Sherry-Torres was born in Brooklyn. Her mother had emigrated from Puerto Rico.

Cafe Con Leche serves up Latino food, culture

Tara Sherry-Torres started the organization after she discovered that Latinos here often feel isolated.

3 weeks ago


 Udipi Cafe owner Manjunath Sherigar rolls up a paper masala dosa -- filled with potatoes and onions -- on the grill.

Restaurant scene: At Udipi Cafe, the pancake-like dosa making its mark

The dosa at Udipi in Monroeville earns the status of iconic Pittsburgh food

3 weeks ago


 Iced Teas, from left, Blueberry, Peach, Boston Iced Tea, Green Iced Tea and Lemon Ice Tea.

Iced tea: Simply refreshing

Brew a perfect beverage with good quality tea and fresh water

3 weeks ago


 Macy's Thumbprint Cookies.

Macy's classic thumbprint cookie will be no more

Kevin Ulrich has been baking the iconic Thumbprint Cookies at the Arcade Bakery inside Macy's Downtown store since the mid 1980s.

3 weeks ago


 Atlantic Beach Pie has a creamy lemon filling in a salty, buttery, crunchy crust.

Atlantic Beach Pie: Crunchy and creamy at once

Easy-to-make dessert has a thick saltine crust and sweet tangy filling.

3 weeks ago


 Linkie Marais demonstrates how to cook with the Big Green Egg grill in the seventh annual Big Green Egg festival at Moraine State Park in Portersville.

Big Green Egg, a Japanese kamado-style grill, fires up the faithful

Annual EggFest celebrated with cooking demos and grilled foods

4 weeks ago



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