Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson is returning to Galway for Food on the Edge 2020, having previously spoke at the 2017 event.

JP McMahon, Symposium Director of Food On The Edge, said: “It’s great to bring Magnus back to Galway. Not only is he a deeply inspirational figure, but he’s also not afraid to change. With the closing of Faviken, he’s set to begin a new chapter in his career. His work exemplifies the ethos of Food on the Edge: to constantly create the spaces for good food to flourish.”

Not only is Nilsson regarded as an authority on Nordic cuisine due to his purist and perfectionist approach to Nordic food culture, he is also regarded as a poet and philosopher. He has recently closed his two Michelin star restaurant, Fäviken, to pursue other ventures. Fäviken was located in remote Sweden, 375 miles north of Stockholm, and regarded as exemplifying the “new Nordic” food trend which venerates regional and local food. Nilsson became a household name through the Netflix documentary Chef’s Table and his books Fäviken and The Nordic Cookbook, both of which are published by Phaidon.

Magnus Nilsson said: “I had such an interesting time in 2017 when I visited Food on the Edge and I feel that there are not many forums at the moment globally where there is as much of interest said in such a short time. I look forward to coming back for that.”

More than 600 people attended over the two days of Food on the Edge 2019, which was held at the National University of Ireland, Galway. More than 50 of the world’s best international and Irish chefs and food leaders took to the stage to share their food stories and debate topics, while Irish food producers showcased their produce in the Artisan Food Village.

Food on the Edge 2020 is taking place on the 19th and 20th of October in Galway, with the venue to be confirmed. Additional chefs and speakers will be announced in early 2020.

For more information visit www.foodontheedge.ie.

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