Tuesday November 24, 2015
Clemenger Auditorium, NGV
180 St Kilda Road
Anna Vost and Michelle Ashley
Language/ Cultural Consultant
The products and services that we choose to consume each and every day have a direct and indirect impact on the world in which we live. Food and our cultural eating habits play a pivotal role in these choices. Yet as individuals, how much power do we really have as the ‘consumers’ in consumer capitalism? Can we better align our values with our everyday consumer choices? Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson joins Dutch-born creative Joost Bakker for this unique event exploring the philosophy of food, Nordic culinary heritage and the nature of consumption.
Magnus Nilsson is head chef of one of the world’s most interesting restaurants: Fäviken Magasinet in Sweden. He has a remarkable approach to sourcing and cooking with ingredients that are farmed and hunted in the immediate vicinity of the restaurant and is no stranger to the ethical and moral dilemmas raised by the human need to eat. In 2012, Magnus released his influential book Fäviken, which has inspired cooks and food-lovers to think differently about the ingredients that are available to them. His latest book The Nordic Cookbookis a definitive guide to Nordic home cooking, drawing on the history and culture of the Nordic region.
This event is a unique opportunity to hear Magnus Nilsson talk about his views on our relationship to food. Magnus will be joined by Joost Bakker, whose innovative sustainable design principles can be seen in restaurants and businesses worldwide.