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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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Directly from nature:

We feature a new Helsinki restaurant that’s pushing the boundaries in sourcing local ingredients and a UK initiative supporting hospitality entrepreneurs. Plus: what’s bubbling on Poland’s food and restaurant scene.

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18 Feb 2020
6 min

Food Neighbourhoods 172: Rio de Janeiro, Botafogo: 

Monocle’s Latin America affairs correspondent Lucinda Elliott takes us to an area in Rio that is a hotspot for new restaurants.

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43514 Feb 2020
30 min

Directly from nature: 

We feature a new Helsinki restaurant that’s pushing the boundaries in sourcing local ingredients and a UK initiative supporting hospitality entrepreneurs. Plus: what’s bubbling on Poland’s food and restaurant scene.

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11 Feb 2020
5 min

Food Neighbourhoods 171: Bangalore, Central Business District : 

Monocle’s Tiya Thomas-Alexander takes us to one of South India’s most populated cities for a tour of its top food and drink discoveries.

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4347 Feb 2020
30 min

Filipino food’s new direction: 

How chef Budgie Montoya is reinventing Filipino food in London. Plus: Lisbon’s rising culinary talent, João Sá, and what’s new on Zürich’s restaurant scene.

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4 Feb 2020
6 min

Food Neighbourhoods 170: Murmansk: 

We visit the largest city in the Arctic Circle, where the local cuisine bursts with flavour, despite the harsh conditions.

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43331 Jan 2020
30 min

The perfect match : 

How a new London initiative aims to match vacant restaurant spaces with young culinary talent, a J-pop star’s campaign to boost the popularity of sake in Japan, plus Maggie Beer’s campaign for better food in Australia.

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28 Jan 2020
5 min

Food Neighbourhoods 169: Vientiane : 

Monocle’s Nicholas Toomey takes us on a culinary tour around the capital of Laos.

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43224 Jan 2020
30 min

Supplying the world’s best chefs : 

How Franco Fubini’s Natoora supplies fine European produce to the world’s best chefs. Plus: the son of Salvatore Ferragamo tastes success in the wine industry and why some of Japan’s top chefs will be cooking in Europe.

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21 Jan 2020
3 min

Food Neighbourhoods 168: São Paulo: 

Monocle's Fernando Augusto Pacheco returns to his home city to revisit some old favourite restaurants – and to sample some new ones too.

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43117 Jan 2020
30 min

The rise of Portuguese gastronomy : 

How Bar Douro gave Portuguese food the recognition it deserves in London. Plus: drinks writer Fiona Beckett on getting the most out of non-alcoholic drinking.

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14 Jan 2020
6 min

Food Neighbourhoods 167: Tobago, Windward Road: 

A trip down Windward Road on the island of Tobago, the location of some of the best food and drink in the Caribbean.

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43010 Jan 2020
30 min

Food discoveries from the Baltics: 

Top dishes from the Baltic countries that the world still hasn’t discovered and the success story of Hong Kong’s Feather & Bone, which grew from a butcher shop into a beloved restaurant and delicatessen.

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7 Jan 2020
5 min

Food Neighbourhoods 166: Moscow, Depo market : 

We visit one of the Russian capital’s top culinary destinations – a market that claims to be the biggest food hall in Europe.

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4293 Jan 2020
30 min

Food Neighbourhoods: best of 2019 : 

A round-up of the best food tours of 2019 from Los Angeles, Baghdad, Stockholm and Turin.

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42827 Dec 2019
30 min

Best of 2019: 

Markus Hippi recaps the best interviews and reports from 2019, with top chefs such as Kobus van der Merwe, Ana Roš and Jason Atherton.

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