Food Drink

Whip up indulgent dessert during berry season

When berry season arrives and they become much more affordable, my family and I turn into berry gluttons. We love them year-round, but it's ...

Classic Italian street food can be made right in your kitchen

I love panelle — Sicilian fritters — in any form, but perhaps my favorites are served in carts in the Vucciria market in Palermo, Italy. ...

Black beans, sweet potatoes pair up for a nutritious salad

The upcoming Summer Olympics have me dreaming of a bucket-list trip to Brazil, and because my dreams usually feature food, I'm also hankering for some ...

East End Brewing founder keeps focus on the beer

Scott Smith is turning 50 this year. That might come as a surprise to anyone who's met the owner and founder of East End Brewing ...

Lavender's palate-pleasing punch brightens savory and sweet dishes

I'm obliged to clear things up right away: Lavender does not have to taste like it smells in lotions and soaps. This herb has a ...

Kitchenwise: Tuna or Salmon Stuffed Eggs rescue lunch box

If it's already time to start gearing up for school — and if you're open to rethinking the typical lunch-box fare, consider losing the sandwich ...

A la carte: Tips on wasting less

Environmental Nutrition: Waste not Most people assume landfills are stuffed mostly with plastic packaging, spent furniture and garage sale leftovers, writes dietician Matthew Kadey, but ...

Mango, fresh tuna make a perfect match in this summery dish

Ripe, sweet mangoes are at the height of their season. They make a great accompaniment for pan-seared fresh tuna. Simply saute the tuna and top ...

FDA: Powdered caffeine can kill you

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of a teenager. Even a ...

Cooking Class: Biscuits With Mushroom Gravy and Grilled Green Onions at Whitfield

Cooking Class visits the kitchens of area restaurants, whose chefs share their popular recipes. Since its launch in Pittsburgh in 2015, the ...

Carlton, Spoon among restaurants that received wine awards

Pittsburgh has a few more reasons to pop the cork this year. Four Western Pennsylvania restaurants have been recognized by Wine Spectator for outstanding wine ...

This no-cook meal is easy to toss together

You need to eat, as my mother would say. But today, you don't need to cook. Here's a quick option: Start with a hunk of ...

Things get ugly when heirloom tomatoes arrive

Once upon a time, heirloom tomatoes were not the common commodity we know them as today. Mid- to late summer marked the start of a ...

Picklesburgh returns with a real dilly of a celebration

There's no denying that Pittsburghers have a passion for pickles. Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership proved it last summer, when the organization's first Picklesburgh festival drew more ...

Artists transform empty lots with community baking events

Pittsburgh has plenty of vacant lots, the "missing teeth" between neighborhood buildings. Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center is in a part of Pittsburgh, the eastern section ...

A la carte: Easy cheesy appetizer; how to avoid kitchen mistakes

Easy cheesy appetizer is perfect for an impromptu party Strawberries, brie cheese, fresh basil and balsamic vinegar come together in this addictive one-bite appetizer ...

Pork chops and strawberry salad make for perfect seasonal dinner

Dijon mustard and orange marmalade create a spicy, sweet glaze for quick-cooking boneless pork chops. The secret to speedy cooking is to buy thin-cut pork ...

KitchenWise: Flavor pork chops with a buttermilk marinade

Summertime and the living is easy. Dinners can be casual, thrown together at the last minute. But when the kids start heading back to school, ...

Grill fish and fruit for an appealing summer dish

When I first started grilling, I had one of those beginner's luck experiences that made grilled salmon and pineapple a mainstay in my dinner rotation. ...

One-dish meals

Bowls used to evoke visions of Oliver Twist holding one while posing that fateful request: "Please sir, I want some more." But Charles Dicken's ...