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The K-cuisine wave:

This week, we’re delving into the world of Korean food as the country continues to win admirers around the world for its creative outputs. We sit down with TV chef and author Judy Joo to discover more about the nation’s regional cuisine. Plus: Sophie Monaghan-Coombs flicks through ‘Koreaworld: A Cookbook’ with co-author Matt Rodbard, while Petri Burtsoff gets a taste of the Korean wave in Helsinki.

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62724 May 2024
32 min

The K-cuisine wave 

This week, we’re delving into the world of Korean food as the country continues to win admirers around the world for its creative outputs. We sit down with TV chef and author Judy Joo to discover more about the nation’s regional cuisine. Plus: Sophie Monaghan-Coombs flicks through ‘Koreaworld: A Cookbook’ with co-author Matt Rodbard, while Petri Burtsoff gets a taste of the Korean wave in Helsinki.

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21 May 2024
8 min

Food Neighbourhoods #385: Roman Road, London 

This week we’re joined by Dara Klein of Tiella at the Compton Arms in London. She gives us her drinking-and-dining recommendations for her corner of the city, Roman Road.

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62617 May 2024
36 min

Fadi Kattan, Hannah Crosbie and Frederik Bille Brahe 

This week we sit down with Franco-Palestinian chef, Fadi Kattan, to hear about his new book, ‘Bethlehem’, and learn about the bonds that food can build within a community. Plus: Paige Reynolds meets wine writer Hannah Crosbie, whose work is dedicated to dispelling myths about the drink, and we head to Copenhagen to talk with one of the most exciting names in Danish hospitality, Frederik Bille Brahe.

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14 May 2024
5 min

Food Neighbourhoods #384: Ho Chi Minh City 

Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City is a culinary destination in its own right. The bustling metropolis is packed full of innovative restaurants and bars – and it’s difficult to buzz around the city without drinking in its hallowed coffee culture. Here, Monocle’s Hanna Pham takes us on a day of dining in the city.

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62510 May 2024
32 min

Fernando Trocca, the Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company and Taipei’s Tea Cocktail Bars 

This week we fire up the grill with Fernando Trocca, one of Argentina’s most accomplished chefs. Also in the programme, we speak to Jon Williams, founder of the Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company to find out more about Welsh delicacy Laverbread. Plus: Clarissa Wei is in Taipei to learn more about the city’s cocktail scene.

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7 May 2024
9 min

Food Neighbourhoods #383: Summa wine fair, South Tyrol 

Springtime in Italy signals the moment when wineries prepare to present their latest bottlings to the public. One highly sought-after event that producers enjoy attending is Summa, a boutique wine fair held annually in South Tyrol that brings together like-minded producers from Italy and beyond for a taste of something new. Monocle’s Milan correspondent, Ivan Carvalho, went along to find out more.  

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6243 May 2024
34 min

Benjamina Ebuehi, Azores wine and ‘London Feeds Itself’ 

This week, we get tips from Benjamina Ebuehi on the most delicious and satisfying puddings to make when it’s your turn to bring dessert. Also on the programme: we venture to the Azores to meet a new wave of winemakers. Plus: we explore the places where community is built through food with two writers featured in the new book ‘London Feeds Itself’.

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30 Apr 2024
7 min

Food Neighbourhoods #382: Peckham, London 

Monocle’s George Ruskin heads to Peckham for a full day of eating in the vibrant south London community.

 

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62326 Apr 2024
31 min

Modern French dining 

This week, we’re delving into modern French dining – away from the nation’s confines. We sit down with the founder of Bistro Freddie in London to find out why a wave of new French-inspired spots has been popping up throughout the city and beyond. Also in the programme: Charlotte McDonald-Gibson tells us about the role that haute cuisine plays in Washington and Gregory Scruggs is in Seattle to meet the man putting his own spin on Gallic classics.

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23 Apr 2024
7 min

Food Neighbourhoods #381: Rosebank, Johannesburg 

This week we head to Johannesburg in South Africa. Known for its work-hard-play-hard culture, it’s a city that brings together a vibrant mix of cultures. Elna Schütz heads to the leafy suburb of Rosebank to sample its innovative restaurants.

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62219 Apr 2024
30 min

Endo Kazutoshi, Camparino in Galleria and Georg Oelschlägel 

This week we sit down with Japanese chef Endo Kazutoshi to discover why good sushi is all about mentality. Plus: we head to Camparino in Galleria in Milan just in time for ‘aperitivi’ and we meet Georg Oelschlägel, owner of Viennese bakery Felzl, to find out about his nose for entrepreneurship.

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16 Apr 2024
7 min

Food Neighbourhoods #380: Margate 

This week we head to the southeastern tip of England to wander around the seaside town of Margate. In recent years, the town has become a bit of a magnet for creatives, which has lead to some exciting culinary additions to the local food scene. Holly Fisher went along to meet Natalia Ribbe, the owner of French-inspired wine bar Sète, to visit some of her favourite seaside haunts.

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62112 Apr 2024
29 min

Milan’s ‘latterie’, Caviar House & Prunier and durian fruit 

As Salone del Mobile rolls into town, Chiara Rimella tells us which ‘latterie’ we should visit in Milan. Also in the programme: Monica Lillis sits down with Lucie Herring of Caviar House & Prunier to find out how the brand is adapting its image to appeal to a fresh crowd. Plus: Lilian Fawcett speaks to HSBC Asean economist Aris Dacanay to learn more about the booming market for the famously smelly durian fruit.

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9 Apr 2024
12 min

Food Neighbourhoods #379: Elmira Maple Syrup Festival 

This week, Mandy Sinclair heads to the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival in Ontario to find out how the condiment is made and meet the faces behind the sweet stuff.

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6205 Apr 2024
29 min

‘Good Eggs’, Daphnis and Chloe herbs, and Kim Mikkola 

We’re joined by food writer and cookbook author, Ed Smith, to flick through his new cookbook “Good Eggs: Over 100 Cracking Ways to Cook and Elevate Eggs”. Monocle’s Hester Underhill meets Evangelia Koutsovoulou whose brand, Daphnis and Chloe, is dedicated to bottling up the best Greek herbs to be shipped to keen cooks around the world. Plus: Petri Burtsoff is in Tallinn to learn more about chef Kim Mikkola’s new venture – chicken burgers.

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