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Chef Mitchell Jackson Takes First Place


Claddagh Oyster House chef wins 2017 PEI Potato Chowder Competition at PEI International Shellfish Festival If you think the PEI International Shellfish Festival is about gorging on oysters and mussels, while listening to some of the biggest talents on the East Coast, you wouldn’t be wrong, but you’d only be partially right. The Festival, which celebrated its 22nd anniversary this…

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A Chef’s Island


Bejewelled acrobats and seaweed crisp. Love Junkies and braised cow’s cheek.  Chef whites and ice carvings.  The unexpected and the spectacular loomed large at A Chef’s Island, the final Signature Event of The PEI Fall Flavours Festival. Arriving at The Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown’s stunning waterfront hotel and conference centre, I take in the scene that greets me. Streams of…

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Namaste Lamb, Fall Flavours September 23, 2017


Namaste. For many westerners, the first exposure to the greeting is usually associated with yoga. The word conjures up feelings of being peaceful, tranquil. But the addition of a little four letter word changes everything. Lamb. Pairing up namaste and lamb, the evening got a whole lot spicier. In India, namaste is a not really a yoga-related term at all.…

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Being Shellfish IS All It’s Cracked Up to Be!


Feast & Frolic kicks off the 2017 PEI International Shellfish Festival Bountiful. If only allowed one word to sum up the Feast & Frolic event on September 14th, 2017, this three syllable word would be the one. Other strong contenders would include: enticing, indulgent, grand, impressive, and spectacular. After all, how else could one describe an evening filled to the…

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Lobster Party on the Beach 2017


Just twenty-four kilometers south of O’Leary along the scenic North Cape Coastal Drive, Cedar Dunes Provincial Park is nestled in the ever-changing southwest shore of Prince Edward Island. Cedar Dunes, where Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association (PEIFA) hosts its seventh annual fête of the Island’s most famous marine crustacean, the lobster. A star of the Fall Flavours celebrations happening throughout…

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Spuds in the Spotlight


Potato warehouse transforms into a unique venue for Fall Flavours event Potatoes. There’s no denying the tuber is one of PEI’s biggest claims to fame. And we certainly haven’t shied away from celebrating this edible Island icon with songs (cue Bud the Spud), cookbooks, and souvenirs. Hey, we even have an entire museum dedicated to the potato—it’s in O’Leary in…

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Outstanding in the Field


Potato fields. These swaths of lush, green carpet are an enduring part of the Island’s pastoral, patchwork landscape that visitors and Islanders typically enjoy passively, as sightseers driving by or flying above. On August 26th, however, a humble potato field in Victoria-by-the-Sea will be transformed into an intimate dining space for Atlantic Canada’s first-ever Outstanding in the Field (OITF) dinner…

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Sprinting Towards Fall Flavours


Chef Irwin MacKinnon prepares to get really busy as September’s month-long food festival approaches If there’s one thing Islanders like almost as much as food, it’s a good party. At least that’s my theory as to why PEI has no shortage of food-focussed festivals and events. There are celebrations of our most famed products (lobster and potatoes for the un-indoctrinated),…

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