The Pittsburgh Dish

The Pittsburgh Dish

The Pittsburgh Dish, a food show dedicated to showcasing and capturing the essence of Pittsburgh cuisine. Our podcast highlights the people, places, and recipes that make our region so special. By sharing personal stories, weekly recommendations, and community recipes, we aim to inspire our listeners to connect with their local food scene and learn more about the unique flavors that shape our city.


April 21, 2024 39 mins

(00:59) In this fiery episode of The Pittsburgh Dish, we sit down with the Spice King himself, Arthur Pitt, and learn about his unexpected journey from music, to cannabis private equity, to the hot sauce hustle. Artie dishes out the spicy beginnings of Artie's Hot Sauce, which started as a simple kitchen 'brain exercise' and has now blossomed into a full-blown passion project. 

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(01:10) Embarking on a career change is no small feat, but for Beth Kurtz Taylor, the pivot from child development to the realm of pastries and sourdough is a journey marked by resilience and an unwavering passion for food. Join us as Beth, the spirited co-owner of Pittsburgh's newest delight, Third Space Bakery, cooks up tales of her transformative path through a passion for food and the people behind it. 

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(00:58) Shayla Penn of Burgh Eats and Treats! graces our podcast with tales that extend beyond the plate, spotlighting the undeniable truth that food is the golden thread in the fabric of our communities. 

(14:28) This episode isn't just a tasting menu; it's a celebration of places and faces that define our culinary landscape. You'll hear about the 'Burgh Eats and Treats!' Facebook Group's dra...

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Paul Abbott from Giant Eagle Market District joins our table, and he's not coming empty-handed. He's here to unpack the journey of local food producers, from crafting their unique flavors right through to the moment their products hit the shelves. From the delight of tasting Pittsburgh's own Leona's Ice Cream Sandwiches or savoring La Familia's pasta sauce, knowing you're supporting the heartbeat of ou...

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When Chef Janet Loughran wheels her way into our hearts, she's not just pulling along a red wagon filled with culinary delights; she's carting a lifetime of poignant stories and robust flavors. Her journey from distributing home-cooked comforts during the throes of a pandemic to becoming the private chef every Pittsburgher would want—it's a testament to genuine passion and a hearty wedding soup. 


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When Desarae Legros steps into the kitchen, it's not just about the sizzle of the pan but the laughter that fills the room. She joins us this episode, spicing up our conversation with her journey to cookbook author and TikTok culinary sensation, blending cooking prowess with a hefty dose of humor. We unwrap the pages of her life, with candid tales of resilience and tradition, seasoned with the realities of dealing with disabil...

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Imagine biting into the perfect slice of pizza, but instead of just savoring the flavors, you spark a social media idea that unites food lovers citywide. That's exactly what happened to Ashley Cesaratto, co-founder of the Pittsburgh Foodies Facebook group, who joins us for a mouthwatering discussion about the city's culinary landscape. As we trace Ashley's path from music to influential foodie, we uncover the secrets...

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Embark on a culinary adventure with a master of macarons, Hannah Olsen of Aycho Melange, as we unravel these delicate French cookies that are taking Pittsburgh by storm. Hannah clarifies the 'macaron vs. macaroon' conundrum and shares the story behind her bakery's unique name. Her passion for these sophisticated yet approachable treats is contagious, and you'll find yourself craving more than just a bite of her ...

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Sink your teeth into the delectable journey of Alex Goodstein, the culinary connoisseur behind Alex Eats Too Much. From casual beginnings to a thriving social media presence, Alex recounts the pivotal nudge from friends that propelled his foray into the flavorful realm of Instagram and web-based food exploration. We savor the stories of personal connections and industry growth that are as satisfying as the dishes they inspire. 

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When Tara Jones joined culinary forces with her mom The Diabetic Pastry Chef, she didn't just expand a family business—she launched a new flavor revolution in Pittsburgh. On this week's episode of The Pittsburgh Dish, we're taking a culinary voyage that traces Tara's delicious Peri Peri Chicken back to her Portuguese roots. As the mastermind behind Tara Peri Chicken, she shares her  journey from culinary expert ...

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From humble beginnings as a delivery driver, Nick Bogacz has risen to create a pizza empire that's the talk of the town. Join us as we sit down with the Caliente Pizza and Draft House founder and learn how he kneaded dedication, innovation, and a family-like team environment into a successful recipe for his business. We'll also uncover how international pizza competitions have served as a proving ground for Caliente'...

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When the irresistible allure of Pittsburgh's cuisine beckons, who better to guide us than the vibrant Instagram star Ana Anthony of Ana.Eats.Pgh. This week, she sits down with us to share the inside scoop on the city's food scene, her journey to 100K+ followers, and the power of her platform in celebrating the unsung heroes behind local eateries. From the cozy charm of Dagny's Eatery to the enchanting Pusadee's ...

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January 25, 2024 1 min

Welcome to The Pittsburgh Dish, Pittsburgh's newest regional food show. Join us each week for profile interviews, recommendations, and recipes. We aim to inspire our listeners to connect with their local food scene and learn more about the unique flavors that shape our city. Thanks for checking out The Pittsburgh Dish!

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