If like me, you love your seafood, and would like to keep on enjoying it for years to come, the Slow Fish Festival on Sunday 15 April 2018 from 10am to 4pm is the event for you. Complete with a local seafood market with seaweed, sea urchins, sardines, snapper, rock lobster, abalone and more, move between the fresh fish mongers, delicious seafood dishes, craft beer, wine and entertainment.
If you care about a sustainable seafood industry, come along to listen and learn and savour the catch at Spotswood-Kingsville RSL and grounds, 16 Mary Street, Spotswood (entry via 63 The Avenue, Spotswood).
To protect what we love from pollution, global warming, illegal and unsustainable fishing and government regulation, you'll have insight into the steps needed to save our seafood and aquaculture not just for now, but the future. Do all this while celebrating and savouring the catch on our doorstep on the day.
The 'fish tales' talks program on all things fishy, from local history to ecology will be announced shortly. Learn how to forage for seaweed on Port Phillip Bay and meet the women in fishing, and heaps more. Bring the whole family as the kids can enjoy some on-land sea adventuring in a dedicated activity space.
Celebrity Chef cooking demonstrations will be out in full force, hosted by Rosa Mitchell (Rosa's Canteen) as follows. The 'Look, Cook & Learn' program will have some of Melbourne's chefs of note sharing their favourite seafood dishes, using only local produce, and will be $10 per class. Bookings are essential.
2.00-2.30pm: Marisa Raniolo Wilkins (All Things Sicilian and More) - from an island surrounded by sea with centuries of fishing traditions; a myriad of influences and boundless enthusiasm brought to the table. Book here.
2.00-3.30pm: Thi Le (Anchovy) - a unique approach, drawing on her native Vietnam's culinary heritage brought to a contemporary context; a style of her own. Book here.