In 1968, Pittsburgh Chef Ferdinand Metz cabled from Frankfurt, Germany, to tell his friends that the U.S. Team won the Grand Gold Award in the International Culinary Competition. He was at the top of the culinary world, with 16 gold medals and the grand award given to him and his team. And thousands…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading The history of Pittsburgh dining and the challenges it now faces
For me, it started with “The Betty Crocker Cookbook for Boys and Girls.” My sister-​in-​law loaned me her copy when I was 7. The 1950s spiral-​bound edition depicted smiling, neatly dressed girls in aprons stirring batter and beating eggs in (now vintage) bowls with the boy in the background tasting from a pot…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2015
  • Sub Heading What are Pittsburgh’s chefs reading for kitchen inspiration?
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