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Cook It! Program Offers Healthy Cooking Demonstrations in new Buhl Community Park

PITTSBURGH (July 12, 2012)— Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh invites visitors and community members to enjoy free cooking demonstrations in the newly revitalized Buhl Community Park at Allegheny Square on Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the summer at 12:15 pm. 

Chef Angelo Galioto of the Children’s Museum’s Big Red Room Café will share the benefits of seasonal eating inCook It!, a new series of interactive cooking demonstrations. Participants can learn new recipes and sample healthy dishes as Chef Angelo demonstrates how to prepare easy, delicious meals using fresh ingredients straight from the Museum Garden. 

The dishes will be featured on the menu of The Big Red Room Café, and Chef Angelo will offer the recipe so participants can try the dishes in their own kitchen.

July's Cook It! Featured Recipes:

July 17: Bruschetta / Fusilli Pasta Salad
July 20: Pasta Fresco / Cold Summer Soup
July 24: Macaroni Salad / Vegetarian Chili
July 27: Cucumber Salad / Guacamole
July 31: Macaroni Cheddar Salad Bowl / Waldorf Salad

About Buhl Community Park

Buhl Community Park at Allegheny Square is a revitalized community resource for Pittsburgh's Northside that opened on June 23, 2012. The park sits at the former crossroads of Federal Street and Ohio Street in front of the Children’s Museum. 

Starting in 2011, the Children’s Museum led a $6.5 million collaborative effort to transform this neglected city park into a vibrant green space for the neighborhood. Learn more about the project, see a list of donors and more at the project page.

About Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh 

Providing innovative museum experiences that inspire joy, creativity and curiosity. Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is a place that delights and inspires children, where they can take off on fantastic flights of imagination daily, and return to earth to splash in a river, hammer a nail and ink a silkscreen. With 80,000 square feet of space the Museum welcomes nearly 250,000 visitors annually and provides tons of fun and loads of “real stuff” experiences for play and learning.  Hands-on, interactive exhibit areas at the Museum include: The Studio, Theater, Waterplay, Nursery and Backyard.  In October 2011 the Museum opened its newest permanent exhibit area MAKESHOP -  a space where kids and adults can build and tinker with old and new technologies, exciting projects and cutting-edge media. The Museum’s award-winning, three-story, center building is screened by a shimmering wind Sculpture and connects two historic structures (Allegheny Post Office Building & the Buhl Building).  In 2006 the Museum became a certified green building (Silver LEED) and was honored by the American Institute for Architects and the National Historic Preservation Trust.  In 2011 the Museum was named as one of the nation’s ten top children’s museums by Parents magazine.  For further information, call 412-322-5058 or visit 

Learn more about The Big Red Room Café.