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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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Chef, broadcaster and cookery-school founder Jeremy Pang says Chinese people can be secretive about the tricks that give their food flavour. Pang has set himself a mission to unveil these secrets, first by launching a cookery school in London and now by publishing a book on the topic. Tune in to The Menu to hear more, on Friday at 19.00 UK time.

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189 29 May 2015
00:28:55

Chinese secrets: 

Chef, broadcaster and cookery-school founder Jeremy Pang says Chinese people can be secretive about the tricks that give their food flavour. Pang has set himself a mission to unveil these secrets, first by launching a cookery school in London and now by publishing a book on the topic. Tune in to The Menu to hear more, on Friday at 19.00 UK time.

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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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185 1 May 2015
00:28:35

The perfect loaf: 

We discover new ideas at Horeca food and hospitality expo in Beirut, take lessons from master baker Éric Kayser and examine how Michelin stars change Brazil’s restaurant landscape.

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184 24 Apr 2015
00:28:42

The home of mezcal: 

We are in Mexico to learn the original ways to drink Mezcal, hear how you pick wines that taste good at 30,000ft and get the week’s headlines from Latin America.

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183 17 Apr 2015
00:30:00

Restaurant designs: 

Designer Robert Angell explains what makes a restaurant a success, we hear of a surprising expression of love for saké in Japan and we get the week’s headlines from New York.

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182 10 Apr 2015
00:26:31

Uruguay's ambitious wine industry: 

We hear why you should keep an eye on Uruguayan wine manufacturers, get the week’s headlines from Tokyo and our Berlin correspondent gives us her nominees for The Monocle Restaurant Awards.

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181 3 Apr 2015
00:29:04

Winning designs: 

Austrian designer Gregor Eichinger on his winning restaurant designs, new ideas from the Vinitaly wine fair and The Monocle Restaurant Awards nominees from Lisbon.

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180 27 Mar 2015
00:28:36

Pastry mastery: 

Dominique Ansel explains his tricks as a pastry maker, we hear why Serbians are now drinking better beer and we get the week’s headlines from Hong Kong.

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179 20 Mar 2015
00:28:37

The best of Pitti Taste: 

We head to Florence for the Pitti Taste trade fair, talk the business of maple-syrup production and hear Australian-Lebanese chef Greg Malouf’s thoughts on the best vegetarian food.

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178 13 Mar 2015
00:28:36

Launch of The Monocle Restaurant Awards : 

The first three nominees in The Monocle Restaurant Awards, a new wave of cocktails in Singapore and the renewed interest in saké in Japan.

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