Chef and author Magnus Nilsson, from Fäviken Magasinet, Sweden, is in Sydney on November 26 to launch his latest book, The Nordic Cookbook (Phaidon Press). He joins Barbara Sweeney from Food & Words for a night of food stories.
The evening’s proceedings will include 60-minutes of story telling (puffins, whales, stinky fish and more will be covered), as well as a good, old-fashioned 30-minute audience participatory Q&A to finish. You can also ask Magnus to scribble on the front jacket of your book (which weighs more than 2kgs, so make sure to bring a bag to carry it home in).
Magnus Nilsson is head chef of one of the most interesting restaurants in the world. Set in an incredibly beautiful hunting estate in the north of Sweden, Magnus has made something unique. By only serving food that is produced on or near the estate he has fixed on a very particular way of working with the land and seasons and in the process has created something remarkable.
He wrote about this approach in his influential cookbook Fäviken (Phaidon Press, 2012), a tale of ingredients, cooking, growing, hunting and place.
In 2015, Fäviken Magasinet was listed at Number 25 in the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Food TV show audiences will recognise him from both the Emmy Award-winning US PBS-TV series, The Mind of a Chef, and the Netfix documentary series, Chef’s Table.
Magnus Nilsson: Food Stories
Thursday, November 26, 6.30pm-8pm
245 Wilson Street (Cnr Codrington Street), Eveleigh
Admission + a copy of The Nordic Cookbook (rrp $59.99) — $85
Admission only — $55
Tickets include GST and credit card processing fee. Booking fee is 30 cents.
Food & Words chooses to use the Trybooking ticket service because it is an Australian company and only charges a small fee of 30 cents to the customer.
Tickets are strictly limited, so we advise booking early to avoid disappointment.
Magnus Nilsson: Food Stories is kindly supported by Carriageworks, Mike McEnearney (Creative Director, Carriageworks Farmers’ Market and Kitchen by Mike), and Phaidon Press.
Thank you to funkis Swedish Forms for the loan of butterfly chairs and cushions for stage set.