Presented as part of the FIKA(S) Festival and in collaboration with Gallimard.
After welcoming Italian chef Massimo Bottura last May, the In Conversation series will once again focus on flavours from afar as the Phi Centre welcomes esteemed Swedish Chef Magnus Nilsson.
Trained in the culinary arts in both Sweden and France, Magnus Nilsson is the head chef of Fäviken Magasinet, a Swedish restaurant specializing in traditional Scandinavian cuisine. Dedicated to using local ingredients with a rustic flair, Fäviken has become a critical and commercial success, entering into the prestigious Michelin Guide in 2016 with 2 stars and currently ranked 41st on San Pellegrino’s list of the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants.”
Magnus Nilsson will be leading a conversational journey into Nordic cuisines, using his acclaimed culinary anthology, The Nordic Cookbook, as a starting point. A collection of over 700 traditional recipes, The Nordic Cookbook is a testament to the rich flavours found in Nordic cuisine. A labour of love and passion, Nilsson curated the recipes in his book while travelling throughout the region for over three years. Nilsson will give the audience insight into traditional Scandinavian cooking practices (like foraging, hunting, and preserving foods, all of which Nilsson still does at Fäviken) and the flavours that shape modern Nordic cooking today.
No stranger to the spotlight, Magnus Nilsson has been featured on the PBS documentary series The Mind of a Chef and Netflix’s Chef’s Table. Nilsson’s enthusiasm for all-things flavourful and his wide breadth of knowledge of both Nordic and world cuisine will ensure an engaging conversation for food-lovers of every kind.
The conversation will be held in English and will be moderated by culinary critic Jean-Philippe Tastet.