I recently had the opportunity to speak with Chef Michael Smith, who is a great proponent of cooking with whole foods and supporting local farmers. Although not a native Islander, he has made P.E.I. his home and is working with Tourism P.E.I. as their food ambassador to promote what the Island has to offer beyond potatoes and Anne of Green Gables.
It was a fun format’I phoned in, and he was being filmed’and you can see the video below (it’s about 10 minutes long). Make sure to watch the first few minutes for great tips on choosing and cooking mussels (there are recipes linked below, too) and view the whole 10 minutes to find out about foodie tourism in P.E.I.
‘ Simply Steamed Island Blue Mussels with Three Different Flavours
‘ Prince Edward Island Smoked Salmon with Pasta and Simple Lemon Dill Cream Cheese Sauce
‘ Mussels with Saffron and Fennel