Browsing Category : Shellfish

A SHUCKING GOOD TIME


2019 PEI International Shellfish Festival celebrates 24 years Oysters, mussels, lobster, crab, and more—PEI is blessed with an abundance of shellfish and each year we celebrate our fisheries’ bounty with a weekend of feasting and frolicing. For 24 years, people from far and wide have gathered in Charlottetown to watch accomplished chefs compete for cash prizes, participate in kitchen demonstrations,…

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TO SEE THE WORLD IN…AN OYSTER SHELL


When oysters become works of art, not just on your plate Most of us have probably never paused long enough during an oyster scoff to examine the scaly shells that protect those delicious salty morsels. Rough, greenish, sandy, or maybe even a bit slimy, the oyster shell is certainly not known for its aesthetic appeal. And yet local graphic designer…

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GET READY FOR A PARTY


24th PEI International Shellfish Festival The Charlottetown Event Grounds will once again be filled with massive white tents in mid-September as shellfish lovers descend upon PEI for a weekend of noshing on oysters, lobsters, and mussels. From September 19-22, chefs Lynn Crawford and Michael Smith will host a jam-packed schedule of culinary competitions and demos by day, and kitchen parties…

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SETTING DAY


The spring lobster season is highly anticipated by fishers and diners alike and this year’s setting day was scheduled for April 29 but was delayed by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans due to the inclement weather. Photographer Brian McInnis shared some of last year’s photos with us. He was onsite in North Rustico and Covehead Harbour in 2018 for…

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THE MAYOR OF TYNE VALLEY, & KING OF OYSTERS


Jeff Noye and Damien Enman want you to come to their kitchen and feel like you’re home Tyne Valley is the perfect place for an oyster business. “This is the centre of the oyster universe,” Jeff Noye, co-owner of Valley Pearl Oysters (and mayor of Tyne Valley) said. “Even the rink here sells fried oysters. It’s on the regular menu.”…

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THE SALTY CHEF-OYSTERS


It’s funny that the sorts of foods rumoured to be aphrodisiacs are things you really don’t need an excuse to eat. Red wine? Drink away. Chocolate? Don’t need to ask me twice! Oysters? Bring them on. This is all just myth. No food is an aphrodisiac, but some foods can certainly set the mood for a romantic evening. And none…

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WHAT’S IN A HEARTBEAT?


New research method monitors oysters’ health one beat at a time The quality and taste of an oyster is related to its health, but how do you test an oyster’s health while letting it to continue to grow? One possible indicator is heart rate, and researchers at the University of Prince Edward Island have developed a portable heartbeat monitor designed…

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SHELLFISH TAKE CENTRE STAGE


International Shellfish Festival lineup announced for competition Lobster, oysters, mussels, clams, scallops, quahogs, crab, shrimp: the list of shellfish that our tiny Island willingly gives us from the sea is a delicious and extensive one. Many of those delectable choices will be available to sample at the PEI International Shellfish Festival. What started out in 1996 as a one-day event…

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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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