Wellfleet OysterFest featured on "United Tastes of America" tonight

Cooking Channel series takes a trip to the Outer Cape 10 p.m. tonight

   William "Chopper" Young Jr. doing what he does best at the Wellfleet OysterFest. Photo by Jane Booth.

Foodies tuning into the Cooking Channel tomorrow night will be treated a taste of Wellfleet on the series "United Tastes of America". Host Jeffery Saad visited the Wellfleet OysterFest last October and an episode on one of the Cape's favorite fall festivals will air at 10 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, February 21).

According to Michele Insley, SPAT (Shellfish Promotion and Tasting) Manager, the episode will feature World Oyster Champ William "Chopper" Young Jr.  teaching Saad how to shuck Wellfleet-style.

Several other well-known locals will be featured in the show including Mac Hay, owner of Mac's Seafood and SPAT President, Chef Barton Seaver, author of "For Cod and Country", Shellfisherman Bob Wallace, Katy Kmiec of Hatch's Fish Market and Chef Philippe Rispoli of the very popular PB Boulangerie.

The very popular Wellfleet OysterFest, sponsored by SPAT is held each October and features a variety of events, incredible food and the not-to-be-missed shucking contest, or shuck off.

To read more about the Wellfleet OysterFest episode of "United Tastes of America", click here.  The Cooking Channel is available on Comcast. Check listings here.



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