Food


 Google Pittsburgh Executive Chef Lee Keener oversees a vertical garden planted with greens and herbs used for meals at Elements Cafe.

Dine: Good eats at Google

The new cafe at Google is the best restaurant you‘‍ll never go to in Pittsburgh.

2 days ago


At Google, each floor is its own fantasyland

The Pittsburgh Google offices mix play and whimsy with work.

2 days ago


 Retail prices for orange juice have hit a fresh record. In the four weeks ending July 5, prices have averaged $6.42 a gallon. Ten years ago, that figure was $4.40 a gallon.

Expanding options put squeeze on OJ

It may be the end of an all-American, breakfast-eating, mimosa-drinking era. Orange juice is becoming passe, according to Nielsen data.

3 days ago


 Hawaiian Barbecue Pizza

A really hot trend: Pizza on the grill

Grilled pizza continues to grow in popularity with home cooks as they realize how easy it is  to make pies on a gas or charcoal grill.

6 days ago


 Assorted smoothies during a test at Arlene Burnett's house.

Smoothie-making was anything but smooth

Eight grandkids plus seven smoothies equals a big mess -- and great memories.

5 days ago


 Shauna  Kearns, 25, a  student in Chatham University's food studies program, chops wood at the Braddock community brick oven to feed the fire for her sourdough bread.

Bringing people together with brick-oven-baked bread

Wielding flour and an ax, Chatham food-studies student helps build a new community oven in Braddock.

5 days ago


Miriam's Garden: It's pickling time

Our columnist is making pickles by the bushel, and her homegrown cukes are next.

5 days ago


 Artisan cheese made in the Hudson Valley.

Pittsburgh cheese scholarship winners named

Slow Food Pittsburgh is sending two local cheesemongers to the American Cheese Society conference in Sacramento July 29 to Aug. 1.

6 days ago


Pittsburgh Canning Exchange offers a pickle class

‘‍Pickle whiz’‍ will lead Greenfield party and participants can take pickles home.

6 days ago


 Margarita Cupcakes.

One Good Recipe: Margarita Cupcakes

Boozy baked dessert is a different way to mark National Margarita Day today.

6 days ago


 Summer-on-a-Pizza

What's for dinner: Summer-on-a-Pizza

Pizza on the grill continues to be one of summer‘‍s hottest, and tastiest, trends.

6 days ago


Study says beef a heavy polluter

Raising beef for the dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

1 week ago


 A latte from the Sugar Cafe in Dormont.

What your coffee choice says about you

Your coffee order may say more about your personality than you think.

1 week ago


 Beechview and its sole grocery, Las Palmas IGA, are part of an ambitious five-year project meant to look at food security in the Northeast, examining everything from how much land is devoted to farming to how the supply chain processes and distributes food in the region.

Experts keeping an eye on Beechview grocery in survey of Northeast food security

The project is examining everything from how much land is devoted to farming to how the supply chain processes and distributes food.

1 week ago


 An ice cream sandwich from Leona's in Shadyside.  Vanilla bean with peanut butter cookie.

The flavors of Pittsburgh: Small businesses collaborate on frozen treats

It‘‍s a business model that’‍s dishing up many mouth-watering menu items for consumers‘‍ varied tastes.

1 week ago


 Cast-iron pans from "The New Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook" by Ellen Brown.

Cast-iron cookware: Good for you and lasts forever

New books are filled with recipes for this old-fashioned kitchen staple.

1 week ago


 Squash Blossom Quesadillas, a seasonal recipe that is also gluten-free.

One Good Gluten-Free Recipe: Squash-Blossom Quesadillas

David Leite, the head-”blahger,” posted a recipe for squash-blossom quesadillas that has only five ingredients. Boy, is it ever good.

1 week ago


 Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Orange and Walnut.

Kitchen Mailbox: An "outstanding" Brussels sprouts recipe

Our columnist says they‘‍re great with a bit of orange.

1 week ago


 Robert Stehling’s Buttermilk Pie.

One Good Recipe: Buttermilk Pie

This one from Charleston, S.C., isn’t the easiest, but it’s the best.

1 week ago


 Chef Travis Brus and Chef Rhys Lewis point out ingredients in Kings Arms Garden in Williamsburg, Va.

Eating up Williamsburg: The Colonial tourist destination goes foodie

Colonial Williamsburg offers a big harvest of food events.

1 week ago


Local food events: Eat at the synagogue and more

Clairton farm stand opens today; kosher dinner in a synagogue Sunday.

1 week ago


 City Chicken -- with onions and parsley, made with Giant Eagle City Chicken from a recipe from Tom Friday's Market on the North Side.       Original Filename: P1040896.jpg

Dine: City chicken is cheap option

As the price of meat continues to rise, city chicken may be a cheap, tasty option to consider.

2 weeks ago


 The neighborhood of Pilsen in Chicago.

In Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, the face is changing

Pilsen, which has for years welcomed Mexican residents, is experiencing the effects of gentrification.

2 weeks ago


 Two tamales from Nelly Baxter's Peruvian and South American Food stand at the Farmers Market of the Ozarks.

Pittsburgh follows local food writer to Arkansas

Sherrie Flick takes a solo road trip and a residency at The Writers‘‍ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

2 weeks ago


 Garden beans.

Miriam's Garden: It's making beans

Our columnist has green beans, and two recipes for using them.

2 weeks ago


 Elliott Mower of Point Breeze holds the door at Kelly O's Diner in the Strip District as the Flavor of Pittsburgh Food Tour participants arrive on June 27, 2014.

'The Flavor of Pittsburgh' food tour launches

Starting Friday, a new tour eats its way from Market Square to the Strip and back.

2 weeks ago


 Pasta with Asparagus Lemon Sauce.

One Good Recipe: Asparagus

Asparagus stars in this fresh-for-spring recipe enhanced with lemon zest.

2 weeks ago


Pupsicle: Your dog's new favorite treat

How to keep your dogs well-hydrated and cool all summer?

2 weeks ago


 More than two pounds of roasted lamb shoulder, prepared by Allegheny City Smokehouse, are center-table at the Croatian Center in Millvale.

Croatian Lamb Roast Picnic is Sunday

This year’s Croatian Lamb Roast Picnic will be held at Shuetzen Park in Millvale on July 13.

2 weeks ago


General Mills unveils recipes to boost sales

General Mills hopes a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of fiber will be a recipe for stronger sales.

2 weeks ago


 Marilyn McDevitt Rubin

Obituary: Marilyn McDevitt Rubin / Former PG food journalist poured heart into writing

Marilyn McDevitt Rubin will be remembered for her lifelong celebration of food and all the joys that surround it.

3 weeks ago


 Buttermilk and Spice Fried Chicken, Potato Salad with Green Beans and Dill and Roasted MIni Peppers with Tomatoes and Cucumbers.

Celebrate the Fourth with fried chicken

Traditional picnic fare makes for a summery feast.

3 weeks ago


 Erica Garcia, left, and Emily Elder join other students in Pitt's Summer Language Institute for Slavic, East European and Near Eastern Languages during a Friday ethnic picnic outside Posvar Hall on Friday.

Pitt students study the language of food at picnic

University of Pittsburgh students gathered for a picnic of Middle Eastern food featuring fattoush, stuffed grape leaves and baklava.

3 weeks ago


  Grilled Scallion Salad, Batali-Style: Squeeze of Lemon, Almond Pesto

One Good Recipe: Scallion Salad

"Scallions“ are what Mario Batali calls them in this grilled salad.

3 weeks ago



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