24. 10. 2014

Pittsburgh sets record for world’s largest pierogi

Tweet Chefs at Rivers Casino on Wednesday put Pittsburgh in the record book by preparing and serving what Guinness World Records has verified to be the world’s largest pierogi. More than a year...

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23. 10. 2014

Pumpkin: One of fall’s favorite flavors

Tweet My beloved pumpkin has been getting a bad rap lately. More than a few of my fellow food-lovers have been calling it out on Twitter, bemoaning what they consider the over-exposure and over-commercialization...

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23. 10. 2014

The pressing business of hard cider

Tweet BENTON, Pa. —  Come September, when apples hang ripe and heavy on the tree in this tiny, rural corner of Columbia County, Bob Antanitis stands ready. No doubt there’s a giant smile spread across...

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23. 10. 2014

Autumn shows its colors at Ricketts Glen State Park

Tweet BENTON, Pa. — Fresh air and blue skies are easy tonics for the stressed-out city life.  Still,  I was in a pretty foul mood when I rolled into Ricketts Glen State Park in this scenic,...

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02. 09. 2014

Put-in-Bay, Ohio’s party island

Tweet PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio — The party starts early en route to Lake Erie’s South Bass Island. Minutes after the drive-on/drive-off ferry pulls away from the dock on Catawba Island a few miles west of Sandusky, Ohio, T-shirt-clad passengers on the lower...

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01. 09. 2014

A (very long) run for a good cause

Tweet When Eleven Contemporary Kitchen celebrated its 10th birthday this past June, executive chef Derek Stevens went all out. The four-course tasting menu he created for the Strip District restaurant awed and amazed: Some 200 guests dined on such gourmet delights...

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01. 09. 2014

Nestle’s Toll House teardrop chocolate morsel turns 75

Tweet Ask someone about his favorite cookie, and unless his taste runs to the exotic, the answer usually is pretty quick. Chocolate chip! Seriously: Is there any other cookie that so immediately makes you...

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01. 09. 2014

Meet Carol ‘Dearheart’ Pascuzzi, the ever-cheerful cheese expert of Penn Mac

Tweet Carol Pascuzzi often finds people staring at her. She’ll be standing in a line somewhere — the supermarket, perhaps, or an airport hundreds of miles from her creekside home in Turtle Creek  — when she’ll...

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01. 09. 2014

The huge Minnesota State Fair is big on decadent food creations

Tweet ST. PAUL, Minn. —  The smell washes over you in the parking lot, even before you reach the long lines that snake out in every direction at the ticket booth. The sweet,...

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30. 04. 2014

26.2 Food: How to eat right while training

Tweet An occasional series on how to fuel for the Pittsburgh Marathon. Most serious runners will stop at nothing in the race to maximize performance. High-tech trainers that keep your feet happy while logging serious...

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