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Bridges Wine Co. owner deemed Pittsburgh ripe for growth

By Rachel Weaver
A new Pittsburgh winemaker has adopted the saying of one of the industry’s well-known vintners as his personal motto: “A bottle of wine at every …

KitchenWise: Slow cooker short ribs are worth the trouble

By The Associated Press
Many people love the idea of a slow cooker because it seems so simple — open the pot, insert ingredients, cover the pot, turn on the heat, then leave it alone. Eight hours later, after a hard day at the …

Venetian soup inspires mussels recipe

By John Ash
This combination of mussels with plenty of garlic, parsley, saffron and white wine was inspired by the Venetian soup zuppa di peoci, which is usually …

Lettuce wraps are a fun meal for family or company

By Alice Choi
A trip to the Korean market is always fun when I’m getting ready to entertain or simply preparing a weeknight meal. We love Korean food …

Brussels sprouts grow into hipster moment

By Alison Ladman
Not so long ago there really was only one way to eat Brussels sprouts. It involved boiling the sprouts into oblivion. After they were reduced to near mush, you’d mound them on your plate, maybe add some butter and salt. …

Cooking Class: Cuisine as varied as wine selection at Open Bottle Bistro

By Sandra Fischione Donovan
Dave DeSimone believes people in the restaurant business need to be nimble. So, when he saw diners were having difficulty finding his last venture, Bridge …

Imagine chicken wings as a casserole

By Nealey Dozier
When it comes to comfort food, I can’t think anything more satisfying after a busy fall day than coming home to a warm and creamy …

Mild spaghetti squash can stand in for pasta

By Emma Christensen
If you’ve never experienced the magic that is spaghetti squash, this is the recipe to kick off your new fall obsession. It’s called spaghetti squash …

Celebrate Chocolate Day with brownies

By Tribune-Review
National Chocolate Day comes on Oct. 28 every year. Why? Who knows? But if you ask me, every day is National Chocolate Day at our …

Pittsburgh Whiskey festival provides exposure to new products

By Bob Karlovits
Whiskey and fine spirits are always matters of opinion. Which way do you go, bourbon or scotch? Neat or with ice, and how much? Or, …

Primanti Bros. to mail sandwiches nationwide

By The Associated Press
The Pittsburgh restaurant that stuffs its iconic sandwiches with French fries and cole slaw will be stuffing those fixins in the mail. Primanti Bros. is …

First Draft: Sours are easy to appreciate but tricky to brew

By Chris Fleisher
It looked like beer but tasted like something else. Papaya, white grape and guava, cut with a lemon acidity that was enveloped by a light …

Pumpkin muffins shift the fall season into high gear

By David Mcelhinny
Here’s some ideas for the Happy Halloween season. You can use any of them for the upcoming holidays also. They will complement into many menu planning ideas. Start the goblins and gremlins day off with these delicious seasonal muffins. Spiced Pumpkin …

Sweet, gruesome treats and crafts combine in Halloween party

By Staff and Wire Reports
It’s a big year for Halloween celebrations. The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans will spend $2.8 billion on Halloween costumes, including $1.4 billion on …

KitchenWise: Take the tedium out of making pumpkin risotto

By The Associated Press
If you’ve never made risotto before, you’re missing out on a great candidate for a weeknight meal. With no more at hand than the right …

Dinner in Minutes: Vermont Turkey Loaf with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

By Linda Gassenheimer
I have vivid memories of driving through Vermont when the sap was being collected from the sugar maple trees and buying authentic maple syrup. Pure …

Eight things my family learned by giving up processed foods

By Lisa Leake
A few years ago, I had the wake-up call of my life when I realized many of the foods I thought were healthy (by food industry standards) were highly processed. So, in an effort to completely overhaul my family’s diet, …

Fawn’s Mushroom Man hunts down fungi for restaurants

By Joyce Hanz
There is something other than game to hunt in the woods. It’s mysterious, wild and often misunderstood. Randy Danielson, aka “The Mushroom Man,” is having …

Grilled lamb chops are easy, elegant

By Tribune-Review
Celebrate the pomegranate season with these savory lamb chops. The combination of lamb with pomegranate juice was a favorite in California rancho kitchens in the …

Basic butter sauce adapts to the season

By Oneforthetable.com
Butter and white wine ... already you know this is good. These are the key ingredients for beurre blanc (literally, “white butter”), a traditional French …