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#108 Oysters, Oysters, Oysters

Chincoteague Island, Virginia

The town of Chincoteague, a wildlife refuge on Assateague Island, and an oyster dock.

Guest Chef:
Alma Madanick

Single-Fried Oysters
Barbecued Oysters
Chesapeake Oyster Stew

Oysters are still harvested in and around the Chesapeake Bay, and Chincoteague is no exception. A thriving tourist destination, it also features a national wildlife refuge.

Producer's Notes:
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The crew stayed in luxurious accomodations at the Island Motor Inn, but at the end of a grueling 7-day work week. Alma introduced us to Frank, the oyster guy, that day and he was great on camera; but we had planned to also cover an oyster restoration project that day, and our contact cancelled at the last moment due to an emergency. Alma has a beautiful kitchen to cook in, but, as it turned out, not so practical to tape a show in. And the oyster stew was delicious, but only after John started over halfway through the taping when he "burnt" the first batch of milk and ingredients. Simply the best of times: Alma and her husband John threw a dinner party for the crew at the end of the day, and it was fantastic!

Related Links:

Chincoteague, Virginia

Assateague Island National Seashore


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