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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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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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Bivalve Love


PEI delicacy comes out of its shell One hundred and seventeen years ago the Malpeque oyster was proclaimed “the Best Oyster in the World” at the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris. It’s still considered the best by many in the culinary world. If you haven’t had the pleasure this year’s Feast and Frolic dinner at the PEI International Shellfish Festival…

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Experience PEI


PEI Island food at the heart of experiential tourism business “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly without fear for richer and newer experience.” Eleanor Roosevelt For many Islanders, the prospect of doing farm chores or tonging for oysters is likely to conjure up some choice thoughts…

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A Shucking Good Time


Tyne Valley Oyster Festival is all it’s cracked up to be The eyes of the oyster world will be focused on Tyne Valley again this year for the 53rd edition of the village’s Oyster Festival, which runs from August 2 to 6. “We are extremely excited for this year’s festival, and it is shaping up to be the best festival…

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It’s an Island Thing…


Gallant’s Shellfish & Seafood expands to Stanley Bridge Tyler Gallant is no stranger to hustling. In the summer of 2015, while working as the executive chef at Shaw’s Hotel, the 32-year-old native of Bunbury launched Gallant’s Shellfish & Seafood at the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market. Fast forward to the summer of 2017, and Gallant has not yet stopped to take a…

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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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Red cooked lobster displayed on cutting board.

The Little Island Kitchen – Lobster


It’s pretty hard to envision Prince Edward Island without a bright red lobster wiggling its way into the picture. It is a ubiquitous marketing symbol for the province and the lobster industry remains an important one for the Island economy and livelihood of many Islanders. And though we Islanders know it’s right at home as star of the “feed” as…

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