[image: FEGAM]

[image: FEGAM]

Ask most anyone around the world what they know about Chile, and they’ll most likely tell you it’s long and skinny.  Ask foodies what they know about Chile, and they’ll most likely mention fish and produce, two of the nation’s most viable exports.  So, with that much coast line and a world-famous fishing industry, it’s no surprise that Chile would want to play host to a festival that celebrates the best of the coast.  Now in its fifth year, FEGAM (Feria Gastronómica Marina) does just that.

From October 18 to 20 Valdivia, in the far south of Chile, will be taken over by renowned chefs, fishermen and other leading marine experts to celebrate and talk about the fruits of Chile’s coast.  The festival will focus on artisan fishing, sustainability, and the health benefits that can be derived from both.  Rodolfo Guzmán, of Santiago’s acclaimed Boragó, will be on hand to discuss sustainability and the importance of Chile’s “fruits of the sea.”  He, along with a panel of chefs, artist and fishermen from across Chile, Easter Island, and even Venezuela, will help make this the best edition of FEGAM yet.

In addition to the talks and forums, there will be cooking classes, nightly performances, and even a program dedicated entirely to children.  For the most complete information about the festival, visit their website.  With spring in full swing and the weather in the south of Chile and its peak of perfection, this is one festival not to be missed.