ShareThis Page
News

Newsmaker: Linda Iannotta

Jason Cato
| Thursday, July 4, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Linda Iannotta of the North Side was selected as the 2013 Neighbor of the Year by the Allegheny West Civic Association.
Linda Iannotta of the North Side was selected as the 2013 Neighbor of the Year by the Allegheny West Civic Association.

Noteworthy: Honored by the Allegheny West Civic Council as its 2013 Neighbor of the Year.

Age: 66

Residence: North Side, Allegheny West

Family: Husband, Joel; daughter, Joah.

Occupation: Semi-retired from Linda Iannotta Catering, a gourmet food-service business she operated for 37 years, first from her home in Ross and then at the restored Victorian home on Beech Avenue in the North Side's Allegheny West Historic District.

Background: In addition to her catering business, Iannotta founded and operated the Linda Iannotta Gallery on Western Avenue and has owned and restored two additional properties in Allegheny West. In 1992, she published “Fabulous Feasts,” a cookbook of her recipes illustrated with photographs by Roy Englebrecht.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Languages, French, from Carnegie Mellon University, 1969.

Quote: “I flamed out as a school teacher,” Iannotta said of her intended career out of college. “I was a little better with pots and pans than with books and students. The pots and pans listened to me. The kids didn't.”

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me