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As we know it, it is incredibly hard to keep up with the latest information on mercury in some seafood.  The subject presents much challenge in defending what once was, is no longer? 

There is a real trust factor with the food category labeled as the 'mystery food'.

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Fiddleheads have Omega -3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, iron and fiber!  Finding them is a real treat!
Fiddleheads are furled fronds or ferns that tend to grow around march-lands and along river banks.  Both of which you'll find in the province of New Brunswick, Canada, who claim to be the "Fiddlehead Capital of the World". 
But you can find them in other regions of North America.  Springtime is when they flourish so grab them while you can.
Their taste lands somewhere between asparagus and broccoli.
Pick them and pickle or freeze them to enjoy them for as... read more

Spring is here-why not grow something this year?!
The thought of walking outside to your own passion pit of fruits and vegetables could be a reality.  Really.
Why not take the initiative to grow something yourself.
If the thought of that is at all intimidating, think again.  Just the smallest of gardens could be created in your backyard or on your window pane; vines of tomatoes or a patch of strawberries could be at your finger-tips. 
This picture was taken at Flora Farms, San Jose del Cabo,... read more

There is no doubt I love football, and all that’s wrapped around it.  Good friends and good food! 
But when it comes to eating on Super Bowl day, all of that jumping around needs a belly full of fun, hearty seafood. 
This year make something different - like more out of left field- and turn your Super Bowl food fest into a Four-Quarter Seafood Tasting!   
Follow some of these seafood recipe ideas- fit for Super Bowl 50!
In the first quarter flash-fried... read more

Michael-Ann Rowe, Seafood Nutrition Partnership Campaign, SNP

Follow me and take this SEL-FISH pledge.  "Love your Hearth, Eat Your Seafood".
Equals heart health, brain health, and longevity.  
Simply put, eating Seafood twice a week is a gift to yourself.  
As an ambassador of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership and your personal Fishionista, I take the pledge!... read more

When we were shooting our story in New Brunswick, Canada, I had no idea one of the oldest smoke houses was located only a short distance from where I grew up; in a quaint fishing village called, Cap Pele.  What they do is quite impressive and was a true Off the Beaten Palate story.  Watch and learn more!

Newfoundland Labrador Tourism photography, Put Your Best Fish Forward, Michael-Ann Rowe, Fishionista, Off the Beaten Palate

Its one of the four Atlantic Provinces, and has more characters than Monty Python!  Psst, I have never been to Newfoundland.  But yearning to go!  I have friends 'over there', would love to explore the saltbox houses, the rocky cliffs, go whale-watching and see the massive icebergs.  And of course, cook cod with a local Newfoundlander!  Actress, Julianne Moore commented during the premiere of the movie, "The Shipping News", that Newfoundland itself, was one of the characters of the movie.  On any given day it could rain, sleet, snow, or bless you with the sun. And watch out for the moose... read more

Mamma Caterina shows us how she makes pasta the old fashionished way- by hand! 
I love watching the passion she puts into this- every step of the way, as I captured her at Gradisca Ristorante in the heart of the West Village.
Every few months she comes from Bologna to make pasta for her Son's restaurant.
I look forward to watching her turn this pasta into Ravioli, Tortellini, Pappardelle, and more.  
Stay tuned! 

Have you ever seen a Canstruction®? 
Canstructions are designs made almost entirely out of cans of food. 
They come in all shapes, sizes and configurations, enough to stir your palatable imagination!
Each year, a host of architect and engineering firms participate to compete for the best Canstruction®. The designs always make me go, “how'd they do that?”.  
But they all resonate with one clear message.  Hunger exists.
After witnessing what goes into each Canstruction® and watching the teams build one can at at time, it’s clear that just one can... read more