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Friday 3 July

We are in Milan at Expo 2015 to see how Chile is promoting its food culture. We also get restaurant business tips from British top restaurateur Mark Sargeant and Monocle's Fernando Augusto Pacheco opens up about a problem…

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Friday 26 June

We meet one of the most successful American restaurateurs Wolfgang Puck, hear about a new concept for a broth bar in Portland and get The Monocle Restaurant Awards nominees from Tokyo.

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Friday 19 June

What are the limitations and future of in-air dining? We hear from Daniel Hulme, CEO of On Air Dining. We also speak to filmmaker Erik Shirai, who honours the Japanese saké-makers in his new film ‘The Birth of Sake’. Plus…

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Here to help

Whether it’s a farmer-friendly fruit-and-veg seller in Oslo, a modern-day concierge service on the streets of Paris or a rehabilitation programme-cum-grocery store in Hong Kong, these chivalrous ventures in bustling cities…

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Friday 12 June

We meet the Mast brothers, who have gained worldwide attention for their meticulously produced chocolate, in their new London factory-shop. We also hear about the return of freekeh to Middle Eastern tables and talk about…

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Expo: Time capsule

Located on Lake Zürich, Strandbad Wollishofen is a swimming spot that has stood the test of time, respecting its prewar design while meeting contemporary demands. Join the early-morning crowd or, come the evening, wine and…

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Expo: Sporting success

The Helsinki Swimming Stadium, originally earmarked for the 1940 Olympic Games, is a winning attraction in the Finnish capital. An oasis among lush lawns and residents come for relaxation and training – after the compulsory…

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Home runs

Whether it’s the hospitable feel of Madrid’s Conde Duque, the combination of old and new in Tel Aviv’s Neve Tzedek or the architectural assortment of Chapinero Alto in Bogotá, the opportunities presented by these three…

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Sure shots

Nothing beats the warm embrace of a bar or café and whether it’s a speakeasy in Singapore or a cosy Torinese institution, we have found the most welcoming ones across the globe.

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Expo: Best-kept secret

Spread across a basin in a picturesque peninsula surrounded by the sea, Athens offers its residents a choice of beaches to enjoy away from the hustle and bustle of the daily city grind. The views aren’t too shabby either…

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Friday 5 June

Olia Hercules shares some of the culinary secrets of Ukraine. Plus: we discuss why Mexican food is gathering momentum in Seoul and take a look at Danish brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergsø’s new project in Tokyo.

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Friday 29 May

Author and cookery-school founder Jeremy Pang sheds light on the secrets of Chinese cooking. We also hear why it's worthwhile for companies to offer free lunches to their employees and meet an original pie business in San…

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Friday 22 May

We talk to one of the world’s most successful female chefs, April Bloomfield, on her love for greens, a new London restaurant that takes localism to a new level and the Monocle Restaurant Awards nominations from Milan.

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Expo no. 84: Freight of your life

It might be a panda en route to a zoo or cashmere jumpers heading for Beijing or Boston. But regardless of value there is a good chance it is going to be shipped through Hong Kong International Airport’s cargo hub.

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