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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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London’s food revival:

How London has leaped from an epitome of mediocre food to a world-class culinary destination (if not the best), beer made from a recipe that’s 5,000 years old, plus what makes a perfect cup of coffee.

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28928 Apr 2017
30 min

London’s food revival: 

How London has leaped from an epitome of mediocre food to a world-class culinary destination (if not the best), beer made from a recipe that’s 5,000 years old, plus what makes a perfect cup of coffee.

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25 Apr 2017
7 min

Food Neighbourhoods 31: Paris, Oberkampf: 

Author and blogger Lindsey Tramuta takes us to Paris’s Oberkampf, which has been taken over by established chefs and turned into a destination for casual and international fare.

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28821 Apr 2017
30 min

Breaking boundaries: 

How UK bartender Tony Conigliaro turns inspiration into carefully crafted cocktails, Scott Hallsworth’s successful take on Japanese food and what makes Amsterdam’s breweries worthy of special attention.

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18 Apr 2017
9 min

Food Neighbourhoods 30: Borough Market, London: 

Restaurant consultant and publisher Adam Hyman shows us around this world-famous destination with an astonishing range of produce, right in the middle of the British capital.

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28714 Apr 2017
30 min

Secrets of the wine business : 

Bianca Bosker, author of the new book ‘Cork Dork’, tells us how she taught herself. Plus: the Swedish restaurant introducing Nordic food to Milanese diners and how to create the perfect Irish pub.

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11 Apr 2017
10 min

Food Neighbourhoods 29: Manchester, Altrincham Market: 

Nick Johnson, Altrincham local and co-director of the 700-year-old market, takes us on a tour and explains why northern England’s best produce is enjoying a resurgence.

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2867 Apr 2017
30 min

An Australian take: 

The success of Australia’s Four Pillars gin, the potential of the Indian wine market and the week’s top news stories from the US.

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4 Apr 2017
13 min

Food Neighbourhoods 28: Downtown Johannesburg: 

Restaurateur and tour guide Sifiso Ntuli shows us some of the highlights of the ethnically diverse downtown Johannesburg, hitherto overshadowed by some of the city’s smarter suburbs.

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28531 Mar 2017
28 min

Italian improved : 

Italian chef Alessandro Borghese explains why Italian grandmothers are still the ultimate authority in cooking. Also, we avoid food waste in Amsterdam and author Catherine Phipps discusses citrus’s versatility.

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28 Mar 2017
9 min

Food Neighbourhoods 27: Barcelona, Raval: 

Chef Alfredo Marcus and Monocle’s Kati Krause head to the Raval area, which has transformed from a red-light district into a culinary hub in the past 15 years.

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28424 Mar 2017
30 min

Health through eating: 

We meet the founders of Mindful Chef recipe boxes who have released a book to explain their cooking philosophy. Plus: what connects Melania Trump and sausages, and the week’s headlines from Australia.

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21 Mar 2017
11 min

Food Neighbourhoods 26: Rome, Testaccio: 

Monocle’s David Plaisant takes us to the neighbourhood of Testaccio, a delicious antidote to the chaotic central Rome.

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28317 Mar 2017
30 min

Pitti Taste: the best of Italian produce : 

We get the highlights from the Pitti Taste food fair in Florence and find out how restaurateur Kurt Zdesar always knows what the next big thing for hospitality is. Plus: the week’s top headlines from Istanbul.

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14 Mar 2017
14 min

Food Neighbourhoods 25: Chicago, Irving Park Road : 

Monocle contributor Alison Cuddy and local food lover Coyote DeGroot tour Chicago’s historic Irving Park Road.

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28210 Mar 2017
30 min

Pay what you want : 

The success of a pay-what-you-want concept at a Rio de Janeiro café, British meat guru Richard Turner’s top tips and why Chicago has become a force to be reckoned with on the US culinary scene.

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