Take One Fish Butchery Masterclass by Josh Niland w/ Alice Zaslavsky

Presented by Fane, Andrew Kay & BBC Studios Australia   
Take One Fish Butchery Masterclass by Josh Niland w/ Alice Zaslavsky
Hamer Hall at Arts Centre Melbourne on Monday, 2 August, 7pm  
Sydney City Recital Hall on Sunday, 8 August, 7pm  
Pre-sale now on

Take One Fish Butchery Masterclass by Josh Niland is a deep dive evening of conversation, demonstration and discussion inspiring a new approach to fish by the multi-award-winning, globally acclaimed chef and author Josh Niland. 

With only two dates booked (Syd & Melb), these one-off evenings take the audience into the mind of one of Australia’s most innovative and creative chefs. It gives a deeply personal insight into the origins of this 32-year-old game-changing Australian. The event celebrates the release of Take One Fish by Hardie Grant, the second book by the pioneering chef behind Saint Peter, Fish Butchery (Paddington), and Charcoal Fish (Rose Bay – due to open its doors in July 2021). Josh encourages us to view fish as meat, think about fish beyond the filet, and see the potential of this often undervalued ingredient that remains the primary source of protein for over a billion people worldwide. Forget everything you thought you knew about fish preparation, storage and cooking. This inspiring event will explore his scale-to-tail philosophy and approach to ethical eating, providing unprecedented insight into what is often misrepresented as a limitless resource, and feature an incredible in-show masterclass – to Take One Fish and make it so much more. 

“I am incredibly excited because this opportunity allows me the luxury of time, time to show what we do and be able to explain why we do it. 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”. ~Josh Niland

The evening launches the first in a new generation of in conversation events as part of the brand-new Here’s One I Prepared Earlier live series hosted by ABIA award-winning author and ABC Culinary Correspondent Alice Zaslavsky. Here’s One I Prepared Earlier is a dynamic, theatrical, and emotional series of in-depth conversations with icons of the culinary industry; those who shape what we eat, the way we think about food and inspire us to concoct amazing flavours with mindful approaches. 

“I believe that cookbooks can be read like novels – a perfect time-capsule of their author’s philosophy on food and life, in dishes. This live series aims to connect the dots between plate-to-page-to-stage in a veritable feast for the senses. I’m thrilled to be kicking off with Josh Niland, a chef putting Australia’s future-focused gastronomy on the map.” ~Alice Zaslavsky

Josh is the once-in-a-generation culinary master of all things fish, with a profound knowledge of sustainable practices and the ultimate representation of seafood. His first book, The Whole Fish Cookbook (released 2019), has sold over 100,000 copies, been translated into nine languages, and has received global critical acclaim. Described by Nigella Lawson as ‘genius’ and Jamie Oliver as ‘mind-blowing’, Josh Niland is the first Australian author to be awarded the prestigious James Beard Book of the Year (2020). In addition, his mini butchery masterclass on MasterChef Australia received 4 million views within 24 hours on Channel 10 Facebook. 

The two-hour show will consist of two 45-minute sessions with a 20-minute intermission, and tickets range from $69 to $89. Pre-sale tickets are available now, with public tickets on sale from 21 June. Tickets available here

Take One Fish Butchery Masterclass by Josh Niland with Alice Zaslavsky will kick off in Hamer Hall at Arts Centre Melbourne on Monday, 2 August at 7pm and Sydney City Recital Hall on Sunday, 8 August at 7pm. 

Here’s One I Prepared Earlier is a creation of Fane & Alice Zaslavsky.

Image credit: Rob Palmer

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