Mississippi Seafood Marketing Program (MSMP) is thrilled to announce their participation in the 2013 Peter Anderson Festival held November 2nd and 3rd throughout Downtown Ocean Springs, Mississippi. This year, the Mississippi Seafood Marketing Program aims to help make Mississippi Gulf Seafood a regular part of cooking at home with numerous cooking demos, tastings, giveaways, and tips on preparing and cooking seafood at home at their Mississippi Seafood Culinary Pavilion – located on the grounds of the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center at the Festival’s East Entrance.
Mississippi Seafood will be periodically holding cooking demonstrations at the Mississippi Seafood Culinary Pavilion on Saturday and Sunday starting at 11 AM. Stop by for the following:
Saturday, November 2 (11 AM – 2 PM)
- Periodic Demos with tips on properly preparing and cooking seafood at home
- Periodic cooking demos by the award winning St.Martin High School 4H Culinary Program
Sunday, November 3 (11 AM – 4 PM)
- Cooking demos by the Master Chefs of the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center including:
- 11 AM – Chef Diane Claughton of Ocean Springs Fresh Market and Real Food Gulf Coast
- 12:30 PM – Chef Jerome Escuriex owner of Signature Catering
- 2:00 PM – Chef Danie, Director of Visual Arts at Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education and owner of Capone’s Italian Ristorante
- 3:30 PM – Chef Scott Meinka of Fatsumo Sushi
The event, hosted by the Ocean Spring Chamber-Main Street-Tourism Bureau and presented by Blue Moon, was created in honor of local master potter Peter Anderson to help bring business development and exposure to the arts and Ocean Springs. The two-day festival features live entertainment, arts & crafts booths, local specials offered by business and restaurant owners and local seafood fare.
The Peter Anderson Festival will be held on November 2nd, 2013 from 9 AM – 5 PM and November 3rd, 2013 from 9 AM – 5 PM. Visit Mississippi Seafood at the Mississippi Seafood Culinary Pavilion on the grounds of the Mary C and follow them on twitter @MSseafood and Facebook (www.facebook.com/MississippiSeafood) for live updates.
The rich waters of Mississippi nurture many indigenous species including shrimp, oysters, crab and finfish. Seafood harvested from the Gulf of Mexico has proven to be the safest seafood in the world for consumption, routinely passing FDA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tests with flying colors. Fresh, wild Mississippi Seafood from the teeming gulf waters has supported many generations of fishermen and is a sustainable, domestic resource helping to preserve the American economy.
For an interview with Irvin Jackson, Director of the Mississippi Seafood Marketing Program, please contact Jessica Butera @ Jessica.Butera@thefoodgroup.com.