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Our guide to the world of food, drink and entertaining, The Menu serves up interviews with the world’s most creative chefs, introduces the makers behind the scenes and the ingredients that will soon be landing on your restaurant table.

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We’re in Argentina to meet the winemakers and sommeliers who are working hard to make the world understand the country’s variety of wines. We also head to Barcelona to witness high-fashion éclairs and then to Melbourne to get top burger tips.

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197 24 Jul 2015
00:29:38

The wine waymakers : 

We’re in Argentina to meet the winemakers and sommeliers who are working hard to make the world understand the country’s variety of wines. We also head to Barcelona to witness high-fashion éclairs and then to Melbourne to get top burger tips.

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196 17 Jul 2015
00:28:54

The West Coast chocolate masters: 

We are in San Francisco to meet the founders of delicious business success Dandelion Chocolate. We also get some salad inspiration from chef and author Matt Wilkinson. Plus: we visit Toronto’s Barque Butcher, a butcher shop by day and a bar-restaurant come night.

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195 10 Jul 2015
00:28:34

Monocle Restaurant Awards: Top 5: 

We reveal the top five of our Monocle Restaurant Awards, find out why Arabian dish knafeh has a cult following in Tel Aviv and get the week's headlines from Europe.

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194 3 Jul 2015
00:28:50

Chilean food diplomacy: 

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 he has with pop-up restaurants.

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193 26 Jun 2015
00:28:40

Wolfgang Puck’s business tips: 

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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192 19 Jun 2015
00:30:00

The future of in-air dining: 

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: we get the week’s headlines from Europe.

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191 12 Jun 2015
00:29:25

Chocolate with style: 

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 cooking and cleaning in the Antarctic.

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190 5 Jun 2015
00:28:53

Recipes from an embattled country: 

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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189 29 May 2015
00:28:55

Chinese secrets: 

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 Francisco.

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188 22 May 2015
00:28:53

Culinary masterminds: 

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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187 15 May 2015
00:28:36

Rethinking eating: 

At Expo Milano we hear how Italy’s Slow Food movement is trying to get its message across, meet Simon Bajada who’s written about the best recipes in the Scandinavian kitchen and get the Brazilian nominees for The Monocle Restaurant Awards.

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186 8 May 2015
00:28:28

Back to the roots: 

A new generation of Georgian winemakers, food diplomacy in the Basque country and the week's headlines from Singapore.

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