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Other than Lucy Maud Montgomery, Michael Smith is one of the most high-profile ambassadors of Prince Edward Island. The celebrity chef, cookbook author and Food Network personality, who was recently in Montreal at Appetite for Books, has gone public with his disappointment over Curtis Stone's decision to join the 'Chefs for Seals' boycott of Canadian seafood.
@curtis_stone you are wildly misinformed> listen to @Bourdain> stand up for your friends in Canada> you should know better> #GrowAPair— Chef Michael Smith (@ChefMichaelSmth) October 30, 2013
Curtis Stone, the Australian celebrity chef who is just as much a presence in the United States, allegedly took a substantial sum of money in exchange for his appearance at the International Shellfish Festival in P.E.I. in September of 2011, not long before his 'Chefs for Seals' seafood boycott endorsement.
@curtis_stone Can you expand on why you took $75k of @peishellfish money in September,then joined a ban in December? #supportcanadianseafood— John Bil (@shiptoshorepei) October 29, 2013
Stone was unavailable for comment.
· Chefs for Seals [HSUS]
· Michael Smith [Official Site]
· All Seal Coverage [EMTL]