Winter 2014|volume 8|Issue 2

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    Living in the Strip and Lawrenceville: Part 2 of a Series When it’s time for Strip District residents Joe and Ruth Barsotti to head to   Read More ...

    Behind the doors of the Strip’s Frediani Printing Company on Liberty Avenue is a nearly century-old business that has not only “written” the stories of   Read More ...

    Driving in from the northern suburbs as the rain plummeted my car windows, I began to wonder what it would be like to live in   Read More ...

    La Gourmandine’s Lunettes I think a lot of people have a memory of Christmas making cookies with their moms. I like the Lunettes not because   Read More ...

    Attention foodies and cooks! Are you looking for a new challenge now that you’ve mastered the making of chocolate mousse and beef bourguignon?  Do you   Read More ...

    Living in the Strip and Lawrenceville: Part 2 of a Series When it’s time for Strip District residents Joe and Ruth Barsotti to head to work for the day, they get dressed and walk out the back door. It’s a quick trip. Since December 2011, the founders and owners of Barsotti Wines have been living and working under one and the same roof. As wine wholesalers and importers, the couple   Read More ...

    Behind the doors of the Strip’s Frediani Printing Company on Liberty Avenue is a nearly century-old business that has not only “written” the stories of Pittsburgh but has also chronicled the rich experience of Italian-Americans locally and nationally. In addition, the building houses a veritable museum of the myriad artifacts of the printing industry over roughly six decades. The structure—just a block from the 16th Street Bridge and adjacent to   Read More ...

    Driving in from the northern suburbs as the rain plummeted my car windows, I began to wonder what it would be like to live in a city neighborhood like the Strip. There is always something going on, whether it’s the hustling vendors in the old warehouses or the excitement of busy shoppers on Penn Avenue or historic buildings being repurposed for a variety of uses, like the old Phoenix Brewery   Read More ...

    La Gourmandine’s Lunettes I think a lot of people have a memory of Christmas making cookies with their moms. I like the Lunettes not because they are strictly holiday cookies, but because they are a lot of fun and easy for kids to make, especially when you have to use a cookie cutter! You can use special holiday-shaped cutters, or any that you like—it doesn’t really matter, because the goal   Read More ...

    Attention foodies and cooks! Are you looking for a new challenge now that you’ve mastered the making of chocolate mousse and beef bourguignon?  Do you want to expand your horizons beyond your repertoire of two dozen crusty breads? Are you tired of vegetable foams? The answer to your need for the next kitchen adventure is charcuterie, that wide range of prepared food that includes sausages, terrines, pâtés, and assorted stuffings.   Read More ...

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