Guide to Pittsburgh’s Newest Food Trends

Guide to Pittsburgh’s Newest Food Trends
Pittsburgh is a city on the rise. While it used to be known for its thriving steel industry, today this vibrant city is experiencing a renaissance. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the city's food scene, which is blossoming thanks to a number of new restaurants and bars. Use this guide to plan out your food itinerary during your stay.…Read More

Have fork, will travel

Have fork, will travel

Food festivals are the new rock’n’roll, and Ireland’s chefs are the new rock stars.” So says Avril Bannerton, self-confessed food evangelist and event director at Taste of Dublin, one of the gourmet festivals that will be vying with big music events such as Electric Picnic and Forbidden Fruit for our attention this summer.

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2016 is all about the bowl

2016 is all about the bowl

Goodbye, plates. Hello, bowls. If you want a little prediction for the year ahead prepare for small bowl takeover in 2016. It may not sound like much of a trend — goodbye, plates has more of a ring to it — but bowl food is where we are all heading.

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Don’t mention the ‘d’ word

Don’t mention the ‘d’ word

January is coming and soon it will be time for the annual diet. You know you will give it a try because you do it every year. The coming month of self-denial casts a shadow over festive celebrations as dank and gloomy as the hardy perennials of bad weather, travel chaos and unbearably crowded shops.

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Green party

Green party
Herbs have a long history in this country: after the Romans conquered Britain in the 1st century AD, they introduced formal, elaborate herb gardens as part of villa complexes. Later, during the medieval period, herbs were grown in church grounds across Britain and used for medicinal, healing purposes. Over time, they developed into a crucial flavourer of food in Britain (they’re celebrated in the traditional ballad Scarborough Fair, “Are you going to Scarborough Fair? Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme”), but after artificial flavourings came along in the 20th century, interest waned. Even when I was a kid, we were brought up to cook with dried herbs, other than occasionally finishing a dish with a little fresh curly parsley. …Read More

Stop by the Mary Tyler Moore Landmarks While in Minneapolis

Stop by the Mary Tyler Moore Landmarks While in Minneapolis

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show was a game-changer when it first appeared. Mary was one of the first career girls living happily without a husband on television, and she paved the way for other female characters to be something besides a wife, mom, or girlfriend. Here's some information on landmarks that fans of the show might want to visit.…Read More

Foodies’ passage to India

Foodies’ passage to India

ASHA’S Birmingham Price pp £31 Signature dish Chingri malai curry Traditional Awadhi cuisine — kebabs, biryanis — with a Punjabi accent. The financial-district venue is owned by the Bollywood singer Asha Bhosle, who contributes recipes. Its cocktail list and lounge bar attract young professionals.

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Don’t fancy doing the dinner tonight? Then hire a chef

Don’t fancy doing the dinner tonight? Then hire a chef

First, there was the restaurant, then came the takeaway and after that delivery, often on the back of a moped. Now a young French entrepreneur believes that he is leading the catering industry’s next leap forward by bringing the chef, even a Michelin star-standard chef, to your door.

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‘Some people say I’m not a chef at all’

‘Some people say I’m not a chef at all’

Inaki Aizpitarte hates food snobbery, white napkins and Michelin stars. Yet his Paris restaurant is fêted by France’s top critics. Stefanie Marsh meets the rebel French chef to find out why

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