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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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London’s new openings:

We head to Humble Chicken, a new take on the traditional Japanese yakitori bar in Soho, and meet the team behind Kudu Grill, which is bringing South African braai to southeast London. Plus: we find out more about a family-written Greek cookbook, ​​’Sea Salt and Honey’.

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48530 Jul 2021
30 min

London’s new openings: 

We head to Humble Chicken, a new take on the traditional Japanese yakitori bar in Soho, and meet the team behind Kudu Grill, which is bringing South African braai to southeast London. Plus: we find out more about a family-written Greek cookbook, ​​’Sea Salt and Honey’.

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27 Jul 2021
3 min

Food Neighbourhoods 245: Recipe edition, Vanessa Bolosier: 

A delicious Caribbean Creole dessert recipe from the author of new cookbook ‘Sunshine Kitchen’.

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48423 Jul 2021
30 min

Marcus Wareing : 

British top chef Marcus Wareing on the post-pandemic future of the hospitality industry; how he pushes the boundaries in the kitchen and escapes repeating old tricks; and why caring for your staff matters more than before.

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20 Jul 2021
2 min

Food Neighbourhoods 244: Recipe edition, Mariana Velásquez: 

The James Beard award-winning author and food stylist shares a recipe for a refreshing summer cocktail from Colombia.

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48316 Jul 2021
30 min

Success in challenging times : 

Victor Lugger, co-founder of the Big Mamma restaurant group, on success in difficult times and how to guarantee you have the staff you need. Plus, Zuza Zak’s new book about the rich culinary culture of the Baltic region.

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13 Jul 2021
4 min

Food Neighbourhoods 243: Recipe edition, Jessica Rosval: 

A recipe for a sumptuous weekend brunch dish from the head chef of Casa Maria Luigia, Massimo Bottura’s elegant country hotel in Modena.

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4829 Jul 2021
30 min

Pioneers of chocolate: 

How one of Belgium’s oldest chocolate brands is experiencing a revival, and how a new Philippine business is quickly gaining new fans around the world. Also in the programme: a new cookbook all about great seafood.

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6 Jul 2021
4 min

Food Neighbourhoods 242: Recipe edition, Tom Zahir Browne: 

The founder of London’s Decatur pop-up shares one of his favourite classic Cajun recipes.

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4812 Jul 2021
30 min

Celebrating summer : 

A look into the rich food culture from the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. Plus: Monocle staff members’ recommendations for summer food and drink from all over the world.

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29 Jun 2021
3 min

Food Neighbourhoods 241: Recipe edition, Hugh Amano: 

Chef and author Hugh Amano teaches us a simple way to make Japanese gyoza at home.

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48025 Jun 2021
30 min

Cookery books for the summer : 

We speak to two authors of new cookery books: Ben Tish, who has just released ‘Sicilia’, and Mariana Velásquez, whose new book is called ‘Colombiana’.

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22 Jun 2021
6 min

Food Neighbourhoods 240: Recipe edition, Lucy Timm: 

A summer recipe from the head chef of Royale, a new restaurant in London specialising in Provençal cooking.

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47918 Jun 2021
30 min

Will meal kits last?: 

During the lockdowns, thousands of restaurants around the world launched their own meal kits that allowed customers to finish the dishes at home and enjoy quality food at home. But what is the future for these boxes now that restaurants have opened their doors again? Are they just an unnecessary distraction for restaurants or something that will help them to win over new customers?

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15 Jun 2021
2 min

Food Neighbourhoods 239: Recipe edition, Chris McDade: 

The man behind Brooklyn’s Popina shares one of his favourite recipes with us.

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47811 Jun 2021
30 min

The rise of English bubbly : 

The success story of English sparkling wine: we set out to discover what has made English bubbly so much better and popular in the last decade, and what the future holds. And of course, we offer some top recommendations too.

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