Take One Fish Masterclass With Josh Niland
Award-winning chef Josh Niland is launching his second book, Take One Fish, and as we’ve come to expect from the man behind Saint Peter, Fish Butchery and soon-to-open fish’n’chip shop Charcoal, he does nothing by halves.
There’ll be no local bookshop signings. Instead Niland will present two cooking demonstrations in Sydney and Melbourne, chatting to food writer Alice Zaslavsky (ABC, Masterchef) for a night that’s part theatre, part masterclass.
The exclusive events will give audiences an insight into the 32-year-old chef, his scale-to-tail philosophy and the ethics he considers when preparing and cooking seafood. It’s the first in a series of culinary in-conversation events hosted by Zaslavsky.
“I believe that cookbooks can be read like novels – a perfect time-capsule of their author’s philosophy on food and life, in dishes ... I’m thrilled to be kicking off with Josh Niland, a chef putting Australia’s future-focused gastronomy on the map,” she says in a statement.
Niland says the show’s two-part format allows more time to show what he does and explain why he does it. In a statement he says: “I am looking forward to the evening and offering complete transparency around our work and to unpack all that we have learnt to date. I hope that people will leave having enjoyed a great night out, and take away practical solutions for how we can approach fish differently, not just at home but when ordering fish on a menu or in a market.”
The two-hour event consists of two 45-minute sessions with a 20-minute intermission. Pre-sale tickets are available now. Remaining tickets are on sale from Monday June 21.