Exploring our food to connect with our traditions!
Cultural Heritage Recipe Box
A western Pennsylvania tradition—the cookie table!
A Taste of the Past
Recipes, Customs, and Heritage Keep Us Close During Springtime Celebrations
In this story from April of 2020, Brianna Horan, Rivers of Steel’s manager of tourism and visitor experience, explores traditions during a time of social distancing. From Easter breads to pysanky eggs, Pittsburgh’s immigrant legacy offers rich cultural traditions…and lots of recipes you can try right now!
(Also includes links to local bakeries and eateries that you can support, if bread-baking isn’t your thing.)Springtime Traditions
Cultural Heritage Recipe Box—Winter Holidays Edition
This seven-part series was published between Thanksgiving, 2020 and and Orthodox Christmas in January, 2021. Each story that shares a recipe (or recipes!) also offers a window into the diverse heritage traditions celebrated in our region.
Thanksgiving German Christmas Recipes Hanukkah Serbian (and Italian) Traditions A Pittsburgh Christmas Story Kwanzaa Orthodox Christmas
About the Heritage Area
The Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area celebrates the region’s industrial history, the landscape that fueled it, and the hardworking men and women who made it possible, linking its communities through their shared cultural and industrial heritage. The eight-county region represents the Pittsburgh Industrial District and includes Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. It is one of 62 designated National Heritage Areas and one of 12 State Heritage Areas.
Learn More About Rivers of Steel’s attractions
that showcase the artistry and innovation of our region’s rich heritage.