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Culinary Affair Featured Stories:

    • Salmon Farming: The next mega-project offshore Newfoundland

      by Tina Olivero

      I asked Thomas if he was related to the great composer from Norway, Edvard Grieg. His response was just like something you’d hear on George Street, over a beer. “Yes, he’s my great, great, grandfather’s cousin or something like that… I’m also related to every other Grieg in Norway.” The Grieg family of Norway is […]

    • The Kitchen: The Center of Creation

      by Tina Olivero

      Imagine coming home after a long day to an oasis and a delicious feast. That’s what kitchens are all about. A personalized, functional, and aesthetically pleasing kitchen can become your space for wellness and relaxation. In creating your harmonic spot there are 5 important considerations: 1. Island convenience – Investing in an island will maximize your […]

    • SHRED FAT: With low carb, low sugar, high protein

      by Tina Olivero

      Let’s face it those deep-calling cravings that make you rummage through the cupboards looking for unnecessary sweets are annoying. Sometimes they make you feel like someone else has taken over your body. You know what I’m talking about, that dreaded feeling that you are about to burst right out of your skin – from the […]

    • Cuisine: Jiggs Dinner at the Celtic Hearth

      by Tina Olivero

      What’s the big hairy fascination with Jiggs dinner and how come the minute Sunday hits, it’s the one thing that pops into your mind and you think, hmmm, I wonder is Mom cooking that? Could it be the long steeped Newfoundland Sunday tradition, or the thought of being home, or the massive plate of grub […]

    • Event 3Sixty: Creating experiences & ambiance in decor

      by Tina Olivero

      Creativity can be defined as the use of ideas and imagination to produce works of artistic expression. Creativity pushes boundaries. It produces entirely new outcomes. It squashes the status quo. It pulverises mediocrity. It excites, motivates and inspires. The oil and gas industry is a culmination of the greatest minds on the planet who support […]

    • Brian Vallis – A Pizza Affair

      by Kala Noel

      As I enter Piatto Pizzeria, the tantalizing aroma of the wood oven pizza floods my senses. The decor is simple — pictures of fresh and colorful pizzas on the menu and Neapolitan scenery on the walls. The atmosphere is friendly and familiar, yet electric. I watch the Pizzaiolo’s hand toss the dough and I am […]

    • Living better and living longer… With Gluten-free and Vegan

      by Tina Olivero

      There is a gluten-free and vegan craze taking the world by storm. With so much information available on the internet, it’s easy to see why gluten-free and vegan lifestyles are offering a healthier way to live and eat. One individual responding to the demand for the gluten-free and vegan trend is Matthew Finateri of St. […]

    • The Art Of The Palate

      by Tina Olivero

      Bacalao is the Spanish word meaning dried salt cod. A traditional fare of Newfoundland, Bacalao lives in the essence of the Newfoundland culture. Salt cod (Bacalao) is white, delicate, and tender once it’s re-hydrated. Forever a primary staple of fisherman and a hot trading commodity in its day, Bacalao formed the backbone of the Newfoundland economy. […]

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