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The secret to baking bread
The baguette is fighting back with artisanal valour. Meet Paris baker Christophe Vasseur: he runs successful corner shop Du Pain et des Idées and knows how to make the perfect loaf.
Reading the tea leaves
Vancouver Island might not be famous for growing tea but its lush soil has proved perfect for starting an idyllic farm.
Taste of Tuscany
With the historic estate of Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco as a base, food writer Emiko Davies sets out on a quest for delicious recipes with strong historic roots. From a cheese farm to a contemporary-art gallery, together we explore what this inspiring Italian region has to offer.
Arizona’s date farms
The arid Yuma desert is home to a surprisingly plentiful crop. We meet the medjool-date technicians reaching for the skies in Arizona.
Dining down under
Australia’s drinking and dining scene is thriving. Monocle Films visits three restaurants in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart that share a passion for good food and honest ingredients.
The Monocle Restaurant Awards 2016
Monocle’s second annual Restaurant Awards honours fifty places that have been consistently good and up-and-comers that have the ingredients to be great restaurants for decades to come. Monocle Films sits down for breakfast in Toronto, lunch in Liguria and dinner in Tokyo.
Wine special: South Tyrol
A new generation of wine producers in South Tyrol has shifted the focus from quantity to quality, now successfully concentrating on what makes the tipple from this region so special. We visit Merano Wine Festival to meet the people behind this change in the Italian Alps.
The Monocle Restaurant Awards
For Monocle’s first ever Restaurant Awards our editorial team has whipped up a list of our 50 favourite restaurants. These are the places we would go back to for the food, hospitality, great chefs, old-school staff, lively manner and perfect dining rooms. Monocle films invites you to join us for breakfast in Toronto, lunch in Forte dei Marmi and dinner in Stockholm.
Retail special: tea emporiums
The perfect hot drink is not always an espresso or a flat white: more and more specialty stores around the world are opening their doors to tea aficionados in search of the perfect brew. Monocle Films visits three emporiums in Berlin, New York and London dedicated to the heritage, ritual and taste of tea.
Bean and gone: Tokyo cafés
Look past the dominance of the big chains in Tokyo and you will find a world of fiercely independent coffee shops. Monocle's Fiona Wilson pays tribute.
We travel to Helsinki to visit Vanha Kauppahalli – the city’s oldest waterside food market in order to meet the merchants serving up the very best in Nordic cuisine.
Artisanal Ice Cream
In an ode to summertime, Monocle films hits the road to sample artisanal ice-cream makers with a difference. In Denmark, Japan and Canada we meet the innovators challenging taste buds one scoop at a time.
A Taste of Sicily
Sicily is a stunning Mediterranean destination – and not least for its food. Monocle goes on a culinary tour of the island and drops in on a cooking school that promotes traditional food producers and seasonal recipes.
Baking & sweet making
Monocle films heads to Toronto, Lisbon and Thessaloniki to discover some new recipes for success.