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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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Rum’s new dimensions:

Rum tips from spirits writer Dave Broom, Australia’s kitchen goddess Donna Hay on achieving balance in life and food, a Kazakhstan business producing unusually large apples and the week’s top news stories from Europe.

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25823 Sep 2016
00:30:00

Rum’s new dimensions: 

Rum tips from spirits writer Dave Broom, Australia’s kitchen goddess Donna Hay on achieving balance in life and food, a Kazakhstan business producing unusually large apples and the week’s top news stories from Europe.

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20 Sep 2016
00:11:58

Food Neighbourhoods #2: East London: 

East London has gone through a dramatic change this millennium. Now challenging the West End with its food and drink offerings, it attracts ever more new creative ideas and businesses that nevertheless retain its distinctive character. Our guide is food writer and author Rosie Birkett.

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25716 Sep 2016
00:30:00

Focus on food media : 

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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13 Sep 2016
00:12:52

Food Neighbourhoods #1: Hong Kong: 

In the inaugural episode of ‘Food Neighbourhoods’ we head to the Hong Kong district of Sham Shui Po, home to the most vibrant Cantonese palates, to see the sights, sample the tastes and meet the young creatives moving in and adding their own spices to the mix. ‘Food Neighbourhoods’ is a weekly feature brought to you by the team behind ‘The Menu’.

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2569 Sep 2016
00:28:58

The art of butchery: 

We visit a Berlin butcher shop that aims to save the craft that’s getting rarer in Germany, cook with miso (the way you’ve never cooked with miso before) and explore the changing face of the global tea industry.

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2552 Sep 2016
00:28:58

Delights from shacks and beach huts: 

We stop by Breddos Tacos, a success story from London, and meet an international team that turned a beach hut into a pan-Mediterranean kitchen in Ibiza. Plus: our friends at Food Republic bring us news from North America.

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25426 Aug 2016
00:28:59

New ideas from the Middle East: 

We meet honey producers in Lebanon, check out a controversial five-star menu in Bethlehem and discover what food writer Elisabeth Luard has learned from her career. Plus: the week’s top headlines from Singapore.

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25319 Aug 2016
00:28:40

New opportunities: 

Tips on successful crowdfunding in the hospitality business, how to invest in fine wines and why the durian fruit deserves more attention (despite its awful smell).

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25212 Aug 2016
00:30:00

Future food: 

A trial of Starship Technologies’ new delivery robot, possibly the best artisan ice-cream business in Latin America, a craft-beer boom in Bangalore and the week’s top food headlines from Europe.

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2515 Aug 2016
00:28:38

Classics with a modern twist: 

We sample a hi-tech approach to making wine, detail a German business that found success from single-variety juices made from regional fruits and list the ingredients needed to make a great British pub – with atmosphere.

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25029 Jul 2016
00:30:00

Norway’s food capital: 

We are at Stavanger’s Gladmat food festival, the biggest of its kind in Scandinavia. The Norwegian city’s top restaurateurs, chefs and producers prove why it is still a culinary capital – despite concerns over falling oil prices.

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24922 Jul 2016
00:30:00

Success stories: 

How a group of entrepreneurs is working hard to make Israel famous for its whisky, tips for rescuing a restaurant that’s going through tough times and the week’s top news from our friends at Food Republic.

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24815 Jul 2016
00:30:00

The Monocle Restaurant Awards: 

We reveal the winner of this year’s awards, ask if craft-beer brewers are running out of good brand names and get the week’s top news from Latin America.

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2478 Jul 2016
00:30:00

Polish treasures: 

We enjoy some top picks from Poland’s rich culinary culture, find out why some of Buenos Aires’ best dinners are only to be found through word of mouth and launch the Monocle Restaurant Awards countdown.

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2461 Jul 2016
00:30:00

Changing culinary landscapes: 

We tell you why Berlin’s beer-garden culture is worth checking out, Australian chef Shannon Bennett shares his top tips, Paris’s hospitality sector reacts to Brexit and we get the week’s headlines from Hong Kong.

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