Up your tailgating game by building a better burger

    For the football fan who cooks, tailgates are a beautiful thing. Unlike other parties where the host feels a lot of pressure to impress, this pre-game festivity can be as fancy or down-home casual as the cook likes or has time for on any given Saturday or Sunday during football season. So long […]

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Training meals: A look inside the Steelers’ training kitchen

  They look invincible. Yet beneath those steely, confident exteriors, the Pittsburgh Steelers struggle just like the rest of us schlubs — at least when it comes to their diets. The underweight players are attempting to pack on a few extra pounds. The heavier ones are working on losing some. And those who fit into […]

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Hail to the chef: Julia Child’s fans celebrate her centennial

Julia Child loved to socialize almost as much as she loved to cook. So nobody would have enjoyed the big celebration fans are cooking up in honor of her centennial next week more than the Grand Dame of American Cookery herself. Cities all across the U.S. are paying tribute with special Julia-themed dinners and cooking […]

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Pittsburgh Food: The Original Farmers Market and its bounty have been drawing crowds for nearly a century

    Farmers markets never have been more popular, with new ones popping up every season. Yet this is how Western Pennsylvania farmers always have brought their products to market during the growing season — some of them for generations. Diane Ryglewicz has staffed a stall three nights a week at The Original Farmers Market […]

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What’s for Dinner: Grilled Chorizo with Garlic-Sage Potato Puree

This recipe is simple but looks so impressive on the plate that you’ll feel as if you had put one over on your dinner guests. Local potatoes are plentiful now at area farmers markets — I got some beauties at the Janoski’s stand at the Original Farmers Market in South Fayette — but you’re probably […]

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