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Butko, Brian A.
Klondikes, Chipped Ham and Skyscraper Cones: The Story of Isaly's
HD9275.U8 I833 2001
This book traces the rise and fall of Isaly's Dairy, which evolved from one milk wagon to a dozen plants that supplied its 400 delis and dairies by the 1950s. The family company thrived on sound business practices and good customer relations and was known for its famous chipped ham and ice-cream novelties -- the Skyscraper cone and the Klondike. The author shows how changing consumer habits weakened the family enterprise but led them to take the Klondike national.
Child Health Association of Sewickley
Three Rivers Cookbook: The Good Taste of Pittsburgh
TX714.T4945 2000
There are multiple volumes of this classic.
Dining in -- Pittsburgh
TX715 .D586157 1982
A collection of gourmet recipes for complete meals from pittsburgh's finest restaurants. Some of the restaurants, (like Hyeholde and Samreny's) are still around. By Barbara Klein and Judith Roscow.
Eat Pennsylvania: A Keystone Plate Special with Dave & Dave
(DVD) TX907.3.P4 E185 2006x
Travels to a number of notable Pennsylvania eateries: Cereality and John's Water Ice in Philadelphia, Jerry's Curb Service in Beaver, Texas Hot Dogs in Altoona, Sturgis Pretzel House in Lititz, Triangle Bar & Grill in Swissvale, Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, Pierogis Plus in McKees Rocks, and Sara's in Erie. Visits the annual mushroom festival in Kenneth Square and observes the tailgating ritual at Penn State.
Evosevich, Sarah Vukelich
Sarah: Her Life, her Restaurant, her Recipes
PENNA TX910.5.E88 A3 1987
Sarah Vukelich Evosevich was the Serbian proprietress of Sarah's Ethnic Restaurant on the South Side of Pittsburgh, which operated for 44 years, closing in 1992. Published by Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, 1987.
Farley, Marta Pisetska
Festive Ukrainian Cooking
TX723.3 .F37 1990
Although not written by a Pittsburgher, this book is published by the University of Pittsburgh Press.
Out of This Kitchen: A History of the Ethnic Groups and their Foods in the Steel Valley
TX714 .O9 1993
Recipes and descriptions of the immigrant groups that made Pittsburgh and the Steel Valley their home. The second edition (1992-3). Read more about it in this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article from 5/13/99.
Vivian, Cassandra, Vivian Pelini Sansone, and Elizabeth Parigi Vivian
Immigrant's Kitchen Italian
Available from Trade Routes Enterprises, 518 Fourth Street, Monessen, PA, 15062 for $16.95 plus $3 shipping and handling