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The Menu

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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Chef Shaun Hergatt explains how to bring together influences from around the world, we find out about a collaboration between the Adrià brothers and Cirque du Soleil and a small Beirut restaurant that wants to bring diversity to the city.

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202 28 Aug 2015
00:28:25

World on a plate: 

Chef Shaun Hergatt explains how to bring together influences from around the world, we find out about a collaboration between the Adrià brothers and Cirque du Soleil and a small Beirut restaurant that wants to bring diversity to the city.

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201 21 Aug 2015
00:28:59

The geometry of pasta: 

We discuss why Italians know which sauces and shapes of pasta to put together, learn how to create a feeling of authenticity in a new luxury development and witness rock’n’roll cooking by British musician Luke Haines.

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200 14 Aug 2015
00:28:29

The winning recipe: 

We meet the founder of the Finnish Kyrö Distillery whose gin was just chosen as the best brand for a G&T. We are also in Buenos Aires to hear how easy it is to convince the locals that it's not only Argentinians who know how to cook meat, and we get the week's Australian headlines.

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199 7 Aug 2015
00:28:31

Food on the water: 

We visit a restaurant that goes exceptionally far in its quest for local food, the founders of London’s Honey & Co restaurant reveal their baking secrets and we get ready to order a Michelin-quality takeaway.

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198 31 Jul 2015
00:28:33

The green alternatives : 

We visit Uruguay to ask the country’s beef-loving population whether they would consider having some vegetables on their menus. We also hear about Rio’s craft-beer bike-delivery service and sample a new spirit called Lanique.

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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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