Celebrate the start of oyster season

Celebrate the start of oyster season

Foodies flock to the seaside town of Falmouth each October to celebrate to the start of oyster dredging season; and joining them this year will be Tim Anderson, who shot to fame after winning this year’s BBC MasterChef.

The American chef will open the festival, which takes places over four days and includes a cookery demonstration by Paul Ripley at Rick Stein’s restaurant, Seafood Bar; working boat race (here the oysters are still caught using traditional methods); live music performances; and an oyster shucking competition.

Guests interested in seeing the oyster beds can take boat trips out in the harbour or stay on land and visit the dredger exhibition in the festival marquee. And of course there will be plenty of opportunities to savour the catch: local produce food stalls line the town centre.

Oyster season lasts until March, so even if you can’t make the festival there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the bounty.

Falmouth Oyster Festival: 13-16 October 2011 (www.falmouthoysterfestival.co.uk)

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