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October / November 2009

CONTENTS October/November 2009
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FEATURES

14 The Actor and the Activist
Get a new green attitude from Ed Begley, Jr., who lauds Pittsburgh for its eco-friendly ways. Read up on how you can honor the environment in the actor’s new book, Ed Begley, Jr.’s Guide to Sustainable Living.

16 Giving Grazie!
Cook an Italian-style Thanksgiving dinner with a cornucopia of recipe ideas from DeLallo, and check out our guide to creative and scrumptious Thanksgiving leftovers!

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24 Bier Gartens
Raise a glass to our region’s breweries — it’s time for Oktoberfest at Bocktown Beer & Grill, North Country Brewing Co., and Barley’s & Hop’s Beer Café and Bottle Shop.
31 Harvesting the Wind
Get blown away by the power of the wind farms — our region is at the forefront of this green technology.
DEPARTMENTS

SEASON’S GREETINGS
Feast your eyes on the many reasons why we love the fall!

EDIBLE CALENDAR
Find an autumn festival, pumpkin
patch, or hayride near you.

EDIBLE CHATTER
Hail a Green Gears’ Pedi-cab, select
from our Thanksgiving dinner
wine recs, and scoop some fresh
veggies into BL Sour Cream, the
“preferred dip” of the Pittsburgh
Steelers.

EDIBLE GLOSSARY
Quash your cravings for fall’s
bounty of squash, including
pattypan, acorn, and butternut.

CULINARY CONVERSATION
Break bread with Breadworks
Bakery, which marks its 30th
anniversary this year.

FROM THE FARM
Breathe deeply at Shields Herb
& Flower Farm, where Leigh and
Lillian Shields propagate 700
fragrant herbs and perennials.

PLANTING THE SEED
Plot an urban garden with Carnegie Mellon University
student Jessica Jackson.

THIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE
Make locally made mead, blended by Glades Pike
Winery, a staple at your holiday table.

EDIBLE DIRECTORY
Go shopping for locally grown produce and products.

EDIBLE ESSENCE
Veg out with our celebration of carrots!

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