FOOD



Chatham event aims to foster sustainable food

2012-03-08 08:57:00

Chatham University holds Food in Our Neighborhoods, "a networking and educational event to foster sustainable communities around food."


Fresh Find: New 'Freestyle' fountains let you customize your soda

Fresh Find: New 'Freestyle' fountains let you customize your soda

2012-03-08 08:39:00

Consumers are bubbling over a new soda fountain that allows customers to mix-and-match their drinks.


Food Feedback: TMI on the brownies? And do we need more witloof?

Food Feedback: TMI on the brownies? And do we need more witloof?

2012-03-08 08:34:00

A recipe for "Slutty Brownies"? Really? If I wanted to see this kind of language in my news, I'd go to mtv.com.


The Food Column: Japan's tragedy inspired cookbook on cuisine from Tohoku region

The Food Column: Japan's tragedy inspired cookbook on cuisine from Tohoku region

2012-03-08 08:31:00

Elizabeth Andoh was standing in her Tokyo kitchen last March 11 when life in Japan changed forever.


What's for Dinner: Pat's (Updated) Pot Roast

What's for Dinner: Pat's (Updated) Pot Roast

2012-03-07 12:18:00

Michael Twitty hopes to bring a greater awareness of African-American contributions to cuisine.


On the Menu: The problem with portion sizes

On the Menu: The problem with portion sizes

2012-03-04 00:00:00

How much should we eat? This seems like a simple question with a simple answer.


'The American Way of Eating': Food, our inglorious food

'The American Way of Eating': Food, our inglorious food

2012-03-04 00:00:00

From a certain perspective, Americans have never been so obsessed with food.


Endive: An interesting, versatile vegetable

Endive: An interesting, versatile vegetable

2012-03-01 18:19:00

This winter, I've discovered endive -- how to cook with it, how it grows, and how to pronounce it.


The Food Column: Her request for tips has readers seeing redd

The Food Column: Her request for tips has readers seeing redd

2012-03-01 18:17:00

Who knew redding up recipes was such a hot topic? Last week I wrote about my messy collection of recipe clippings.


The Oreo celebrates its 100th birthday

The Oreo celebrates its 100th birthday

2012-03-01 13:01:00

If you think junk food is a modern invention, you're wrong. Oreos will celebrate their 100th birthday on Tuesday.


Cupcake class at the Pittsburgh Zoo

Cupcake class at the Pittsburgh Zoo

2012-03-01 10:52:00

If you are "Wild About Cupcakes," you might want to participate in a class on how to turn a basic cupcake into "an edible animal-inspired de


Home & Garden Show will feature Post-Gazette staffers

Home & Garden Show will feature Post-Gazette staffers

2012-03-01 10:51:00

Gearing up for a spring project?


Food Feedback: Love for roasting and a new source for kaffir lime leaves

Food Feedback: Love for roasting and a new source for kaffir lime leaves

2012-03-01 08:29:00

I look forward to Thursday's food section, the only sane part of the news.


Muscadets show personalities of land

Muscadets show personalities of land

2012-03-01 00:01:00

As my boots crunch through snow, Pierre-Marie Luneau hands me a chunk of serpentinite rock in his vineyard on La Butte de la Roche.


Mark your calendar: Beer Week

Mark your calendar: Beer Week

2012-03-01 00:01:00

Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week is going to happen, and this spring.


Popovers: Popping fresh and good

Popovers: Popping fresh and good

2012-03-01 00:01:00

My chef-minded teenage grandson, Nate, vacationed with me this summer.


Casting call: Try Spanish mackerel

Casting call: Try Spanish mackerel

2012-03-01 00:01:00

People can be funny when it comes to eating fish.


What's for Dinner: Mu Shu Pork

2012-02-29 00:00:00

There is something inherently fun about eating with your hands.


Potassium: This nutrient prevents many ills

2012-02-27 12:30:00

It's one of the essential nutrients required for normal cellular function.


Eat like the A-list at your Oscar party: Wolfgang Puck shares casual comfort foods

Eat like the A-list at your Oscar party: Wolfgang Puck shares casual comfort foods

2012-02-26 11:17:00

Usually, Hollywood's A-list is feted with a formal sit-down dinner after the Academy Awards ceremony, the 84th of which gets under way tonig


Eat like a Hollywood A-lister ... Recipes for the Gold!

Eat like a Hollywood A-lister ... Recipes for the Gold!

2012-02-26 00:01:00

Moet Red Carpet Glamour Cocktail and more ...


Shop Smart: Cut the sneaky fat with smart food swaps

2012-02-26 00:01:00

Fats can be sneaky -- they lurk in lots of everyday, packaged food items and can put people at risk for heart disease and other health issue


Owners of Del's in Bloomfield try for improvement on 'Restaurant: Impossible'

Owners of Del's in Bloomfield try for improvement on 'Restaurant: Impossible'

2012-02-23 18:02:00

Del's Bar & Ristorante DelPizzo has been a fixture on Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield for more than a half-century.


The Food Column: Kitchen need redd up? Start now

2012-02-23 10:36:00

I've got a case of Redd-Up Fever. What is it about the post-Christmas winter months?


What's for Dinner: Lemon Sole Fish Sticks with Homemade Ketchup

2012-02-22 00:00:00

Today is the official start of Lent, so if you're Catholic, you're probably


Ben & Jerry's to open Downtown in spring

2012-02-22 00:00:00

It's the repository for Bonnaroo Buzz, Chunky Monkey, and Chocolate Therapy.


On the Menu / Don't be afraid of squid: Forget the tentacles and enjoy the flavor

2012-02-19 14:47:00

I say squid, you say calamari. Whatever you want to call it, this tentacled mollusk might just be the most delicious, healthiest -- and easi


One Good Recipe: New community cookbook includes regional, ethnic dishes

One Good Recipe: New community cookbook includes regional, ethnic dishes

2012-02-16 12:30:00

Typical community cookbooks -- you know, those soft-cover, spiral-bound collections of recipes by members of a church or school or other gro


Drink your tea ... and eat it, too

Drink your tea ... and eat it, too

2012-02-16 10:56:00

A coffee drinker, I've always looked up to my tea-drinking friends. They seem, like symphony subscribers, a little more evolved.


U.S. monastery brews return after a century

U.S. monastery brews return after a century

2012-02-16 08:42:00

A new beer brand coming into the Pittsburgh market next week from New Mexico is "made with care and prayer."


The Food Column: Chef celebrates with 'Taste of Africa' at the Union Project

The Food Column: Chef celebrates with 'Taste of Africa' at the Union Project

2012-02-16 08:32:00

Chef Olafemi Mandley has been celebrating Black History Month with special events for several years now.


New lunch option places emphasis on health in Shaler Area

New lunch option places emphasis on health in Shaler Area

2012-02-16 07:58:00

Since October, students have been spending time at a station stocked with a variety of healthy alternatives for lunch.


Friends and soup a great winter mix

Friends and soup a great winter mix

2012-02-16 00:00:00

It was cold and wintry -- a perfect day for a bowl of hot soup. Or, seven bowls of soup.


Brewniversity is back in session

Brewniversity is back in session

2012-02-16 00:00:00

Pittsburgh Brewniversity is back in session at 5 p.m. Saturday at The Beer Hive in the Strip District.


What's for Dinner: Macaroni and cheese casserole

2012-02-15 00:00:00

Waaahh. It's been that kind of week.


Walkabout: Western Avenue diners now see the appeal in menu of options

Walkabout: Western Avenue diners now see the appeal in menu of options

2012-02-14 13:06:00

For many years, I would be on Western Avenue in Allegheny West thinking, "This street has so much potential."


On the Menu: Give your sweetie s'more cupcakes

On the Menu: Give your sweetie s'more cupcakes

2012-02-12 15:29:00

"Marshmallow Madness!," the forthcoming cookbook from baker and blogger Shauna Sever, is as cute as, well, a marshmallow. From the puffy, pa


S'mores Cupcakes

S'mores Cupcakes

2012-02-12 15:15:00

While the batter recipe makes a scant 12 cupcakes, I had tons of leftover frosting. Next time, I'll make a double batch of the graham cracke


The Food Column: A not-so-modest proposal

The Food Column: A not-so-modest proposal

2012-02-09 00:00:00

Looking to pop the question on V-Day? Well, men, you'd better be part of the One Percent if you want to do this particular deal.


Kitchen Mailbox: Chocolate desserts for two

2012-02-09 00:00:00

I miss the days when my kids were little and used to devour my cakes and pies. There was nothing left but empty plates.


Southern Discomfort: a tour through early African-American foodways

Southern Discomfort: a tour through early African-American foodways

2012-02-09 00:00:00

Culinary historian Michael Twitty's love affair with his ancestors' cuisine sprouted early.


Teens: You can send sweets instead of tweets

Teens: You can send sweets instead of tweets

2012-02-09 00:00:00

Valentine's Day gift-giving can be tough for the high-school set.


Heart the one you love -- in the kitchen

Heart the one you love -- in the kitchen

2012-02-09 00:00:00

Ah, Valentine's Day. Ah, my skewered heart. A spicy heart kebab is surely a dish to set before any beloved brave enough to try it.


Food Feedback: Weighing in on Nutella

Food Feedback: Weighing in on Nutella

2012-02-09 00:00:00

My grandchildren, Mason and Chloe Spikula of Mt.


Environmental Charter School tests out looming lunch regulations

Environmental Charter School tests out looming lunch regulations

2012-02-09 00:00:00

A crisp romaine salad with chicken or tofu and Kraft Creamy Italian dressing led the menu Wednesday.


What's for Dinner: No Bean Beef Chili

2012-02-08 00:00:00

It's not often I get inspired to make a dish after watching a celebrity chef whip it up on TV.


'Girl Hunter': Georgia Pellegrini shoots, cooks and eats

'Girl Hunter': Georgia Pellegrini shoots, cooks and eats

2012-02-05 00:00:00

The cover image of Georgia Pellegrini's "Girl Hunter"


Add a cheesy treat to your Bowl: Stuffed Jalapenos with Chorizo Sausage

Add a cheesy treat to your Bowl: Stuffed Jalapenos with Chorizo Sausage

2012-02-05 00:00:00

This recipe gives you a chance to improve on the quality of classic football fare, taking typically deep-fried, or at least heavily breaded


Analysts expect beef costs to climb

Analysts expect beef costs to climb

2012-02-04 00:00:00

ST. LOUIS -- For anyone who loves a good steak, a juicy burger or a nice Sunday roast, these are anxious times.


Marty's Market aims to be new Strip District food 'destination'

2012-02-03 00:00:00

After spending time in Iraq during the war, Regina Koetters isn't about to lose sleep over her latest endeavor -- opening a new market in


Wigle Whiskey, Pittsburgh's first distillery since Prohibition, to open soon

Wigle Whiskey, Pittsburgh's first distillery since Prohibition, to open soon

2012-02-02 00:00:00

Small-batch whiskey-making, like most creative and entrepreneurial endeavors, is all about heart.


The Food Column: Celebrate Groundhog Day with a deja brew from Straub

The Food Column: Celebrate Groundhog Day with a deja brew from Straub

2012-02-02 00:00:00

I've never made the trek to Punxsutawney on Groundhog Day, but friends have told me it pretty much consists of three things: camping out on


Wigle Distillery offers tours of their Strip District operation

Wigle Distillery offers tours of their Strip District operation

2012-02-02 00:00:00

There's a rich history of whiskey making and drinking in Western Pennsylvania, but in the years since Prohibition, most distilleries never


For your Super spread, why not just wing it?

For your Super spread, why not just wing it?

2012-02-02 00:00:00

Super Bowl XVLI is but three days away, and even though the Steelers won't be playing, we know that most of you still will be watching --


Nutella inspires sighs and kisses

Nutella inspires sighs and kisses

2012-02-02 00:00:00

Some insist that chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven, but we Nutella lovers know better.


Ready for a taste of squirrel?

Ready for a taste of squirrel?

2012-02-02 00:00:00

If you're an adventurous eater, you might enjoy parts of the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show.


Food Feedback: Keeping a sausage-making tradition alive

Food Feedback: Keeping a sausage-making tradition alive

2012-02-02 00:00:00

I teared up when I read "When it's cold, we make sausage" by Gretchen McKay (Food & Flavor, Jan. 26).


Save Money: Soup makes for easy meals

2012-02-02 00:00:00

Readers are continuing to share ideas and recipes for saving money on food and drink: I have the double problem of living alone and having


Gender Cakes: Cut the cake to learn the gender of your bundle of joy

Gender Cakes: Cut the cake to learn the gender of your bundle of joy

2012-02-01 02:04:00

First comes love, then comes marriage. Then comes a wildly festive gathering featuring the grand unveiling of the baby's gender. And then co


Drawing a good beer: Local artists put their mark on Illustration Ale

Drawing a good beer: Local artists put their mark on Illustration Ale

2012-02-01 02:03:00

If you ever were going to choose a beer solely for its label, you might want to choose an Illustration Ale. The beer's good, too -- a dark B


What's for Dinner: Tagliatelle with Prosciutto Crudo

2012-02-01 02:03:00

Tagliatelle fresche al prosciutto crudo (Fresh Tagliatelle with Prosciutto Crudo) PG tested I'm not a big fan of prosciutto, an Italian ham


Drawing a good beer: Local artists put their mark on Illustration Ale

Drawing a good beer: Local artists put their mark on Illustration Ale

2012-02-01 00:00:00

If you ever were going to choose a beer solely for its label, you might want to choose an Illustration Ale.


What's for Dinner: Tagliatelle with Prosciutto Crudo

2012-02-01 00:00:00

Tagliatelle fresche al prosciutto crudo (Fresh Tagliatelle with Prosciutto Crudo) PG tested I'm not a big fan of prosciutto, an Italian ham


Gender Cakes: Cut the cake to learn the gender of your bundle of joy

Gender Cakes: Cut the cake to learn the gender of your bundle of joy

2012-02-01 00:00:00

First comes love, then comes marriage. Then comes a wildly festive gathering featuring the grand unveiling of the baby's gender.


On the Menu: The soulful walnut

On the Menu: The soulful walnut

2012-01-29 00:00:00

Eaten alone, pecans are undoubtedly the superior nut. They're sweet and mild, with none of the bitterness imparted by a walnut's skin. But i


Factoid: Before the Whitman's Sampler candy box ...

Factoid: Before the Whitman's Sampler candy box ...

2012-01-29 00:00:00

Before the famous Whitman's Sampler candy box was created, there were needlepoint samplers -- decorative pieces of cross-stitch created as a


Toffee and Walnut squares

2012-01-29 00:00:00

Next time, I would double the walnuts, as 1/4 cup doesn't quite cover all the squares. Darina Allen points out that this recipe could be mad


Grizzly Bear Pie

2012-01-29 00:00:00

This pie is slightly elaborate, but it is worth every step. To simplify the process, pre-bake your crust and toast the walnuts the day befor


Where's the beef? Cattle inventory falls

2012-01-28 00:00:00

The U.S. cattle inventory fell to the smallest size in 60 years as of Jan. 1, dropping more than expected, after a drought in the southern U


Taco Bell aims for breakfast market

Taco Bell aims for breakfast market

2012-01-27 00:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Yo quiero Taco Bell breakfast burrito! The Mexican-style fast-food chain that caters to the late-night snacking crowd wit


Making sausage: Local Italians gather to preserve meat as well as traditions from the Old Country

Making sausage: Local Italians gather to preserve meat as well as traditions from the Old Country

2012-01-26 00:00:00

The mercury has dipped to 18 degrees when Leon Panella pads into his garage in Prospect, Butler County, at about 8 a.m. on a recent, snowy S


Hold the gluten: Celiac tour kicks off here

Hold the gluten: Celiac tour kicks off here

2012-01-26 00:00:00

The Celiac Awareness Tour comes to town this weekend. But it would appear that everyone's knowledge of the subject is exponentially greater


The Food Column: McDonald's debuts new Happy Meal

The Food Column: McDonald's debuts new Happy Meal

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Kids all over the region are now ticked, and moms are happy. McDonald's introduced its new Happy Meal in the Pittsburgh market Friday, Jan.


Gluten-free cookbooks

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Along with the rise in gluten-free products and companies has come a proliferation of gluten-free cookbooks. An Amazon.com search brought up


Strangers grub together with help of new service

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Is dining with strangers awkward? Ask a friend, acquaintance or yourself and you might hear a resounding "yes." Ask one occupational therapi


Saving money on food

2012-01-26 00:00:00

If you've walked into any supermarket lately, you know how expensive just about every kind of food seems to be. Mix that with the down econo


Kiva Han to close in Oakland

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Kiva Han, a staple of the Oakland food scene for more than 15 years, recently announced it will be closing February 19.


Heinz brings beans back to U.S.

Heinz brings beans back to U.S.

2012-01-25 00:00:00

In the United Kingdom, "Beanz Meanz Heinz" and has since the slogan was first used in the 1960s by the Pittsburgh company. In the U.S., Hein


Fair Trade USA: From coffee farmers' advocate to market force

Fair Trade USA: From coffee farmers' advocate to market force

2012-01-22 00:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif. -- After years of living in the mountains of northern Nicaragua as an agricultural aid worker trying to make life better for


Paula Deen learns a hard lesson

Paula Deen learns a hard lesson

2012-01-22 00:00:00

Paula Deen, the butter queen, has had a tough week. On Tuesday's "Today" show, the Food Network chef famous for her over-the-top, indulgent,


Time to fire up your stove for the Year of the Dragon

Time to fire up your stove for the Year of the Dragon

2012-01-19 00:00:00

You gotta envy the magical, fire-breathing dragon, and the people born under its sign in the Chinese zodiac. The most powerful of the animal


Pint-sized pies: Make them in miniature jelly jars and muffin tins

Pint-sized pies: Make them in miniature jelly jars and muffin tins

2012-01-19 00:00:00

Are you tired of the same old, boring, full-size, homemade pie? Of course you're not. How ridiculous. Hardly anybody makes real pies anymore


Pinsker's to offer more kosher wines

Pinsker's to offer more kosher wines

2012-01-19 00:00:00

Thanks to Pinsker's Judaica store in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburghers now have access to a long list of kosher wines. Today's bear little resemb


The Food Column: Forget cookies, 'tis the season for a soup swap

The Food Column: Forget cookies, 'tis the season for a soup swap

2012-01-19 00:00:00

Last month I read an article promoting "soup swap" parties in place of cookie swaps on the theory that everyone was sugared up and didn't ne


Turn in that bad restaurant

Turn in that bad restaurant

2012-01-19 00:00:00

This is one nomination that probably wouldn't be an honor, but a producer is seeking restaurants in the region to appear in the reality TV s


'Pie Contest in a Box': a how-to guide

'Pie Contest in a Box': a how-to guide

2012-01-19 00:00:00

In promoting National Pie Day, the American Pie Council also suggests that people hold pie bake-offs, perhaps to benefit charity. If that in


Try stir-fry dishes to cut food cost

2012-01-19 00:00:00

Several readers responded to our call last week for ideas and recipes for saving money on food, drink and dining-out costs. We'll share the


What's for Dinner: Rice and Albondiga (Meatball) Soup

2012-01-18 00:00:00

This one-pot meal is so simple, my husband made it for me while I was at work. It's also nutritious, packing protein, carbs and veggies into


On the Menu: Harissa & cider a perfect pair

2012-01-15 00:00:00

It will be a number of weeks before I visit Justin Severino's new restaurant, Cure, in Lawrenceville, but a few months ago, I got a preview


How to dine on acorns, an ancient food source

How to dine on acorns, an ancient food source

2012-01-15 00:00:00

Once the tannic acid has been processed out, acorns have a sweet and mild taste. They can be eaten dried or roasted or coated with sugar to


Harissa and cider

2012-01-15 00:00:00

I used whole cumin, caraway, cardamom and dried lavender, then ground them in a spice grinder, before combining them with the cayenne and ci


Co-operative's Calif. plant is almond purveyor to the world

Co-operative's Calif. plant is almond purveyor to the world

2012-01-14 00:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Most people know the 90-acre Blue Diamond almond plant only from the outside, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Wit


Chipotle pepper is everywhere, adding its smoky, tingling punch

Chipotle pepper is everywhere, adding its smoky, tingling punch

2012-01-12 00:00:00

Baby, it's cold outside. I know this not because my kids have been inching the thermostat north of 68 when they think I'm not looking, or be


Homework comes first, but 13-year-old Sophie is big on baking

Homework comes first, but 13-year-old Sophie is big on baking

2012-01-12 00:00:00

At what age does an entrepreneurial gene kick in? At 33? At 26? For Sophia "Sophie" Poppenberg, it's 13. This Quaker Valley Middle School se


2012 food policy forecast cloudy

2012 food policy forecast cloudy

2012-01-12 00:00:00

Nutrition and public policy expert Marion Nestle answers readers' questions in this monthly column written exclusively for The Chronicle. Em


The Food Column: Better to be Mom's cupcake than dirty sock

The Food Column: Better to be Mom's cupcake than dirty sock

2012-01-12 00:00:00

If your family is like mine, Christmas somehow transforms into an occasion for hilarity. Sometimes it's planned, like the year my mom gave m


Pennsylvania Farm Show provides taste of rural life

Pennsylvania Farm Show provides taste of rural life

2012-01-12 00:00:00

HARRISBURG -- In between Philadelphia, where I've lived for five years, and Pittsburgh, where I grew up, there's a magical place called the


Saving money on food -- what are your suggestions?

2012-01-12 00:00:00

If you've walked into any supermarket lately, you know how expensive just about every kind of food seems to be. Mix that with the down econo


What's for Dinner: Spaetzle with Kielbasa and Caramelized Onions

2012-01-11 00:00:00

With a name like Gretchen and a long-standing membership in Teutonia Mannerchor on the North Side, it's no surprise I'm a big fan of German


On the Menu: In winter blahs, it's spices to the rescue

On the Menu: In winter blahs, it's spices to the rescue

2012-01-08 00:00:00

Technically winter has barely begun, but in kitchens we're deep into the season, and I find I'm already in need of a new twist to perk up al


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