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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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Does technology ruin restaurants?:

Can new technology help restaurants to improve the customer experience or should the gadgetry be left to the fast-food chains? Plus: Spanish star chef David Muñoz’s new London restaurant.

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27413 Jan 2017
00:30:00

Does technology ruin restaurants?: 

Can new technology help restaurants to improve the customer experience or should the gadgetry be left to the fast-food chains? Plus: Spanish star chef David Muñoz’s new London restaurant.

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10 Jan 2017
00:09:34

Food Neighbourhoods #16: San Sebastián, Gros: 

Monocle’s Liam Aldous tours one of the most exciting food districts in the Basque country.

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2736 Jan 2017
00:30:00

New beginnings: 

We find out how Uruguay is trying to up its food game and become a world-class culinary destination, discover new healthy products hitting the UK market and look through this week’s top headlines from the US.

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3 Jan 2017
00:09:31

Food Neighbourhoods #15: Vienna, Servitenviertel: 

Monocle’s Alexei Korolyov tours the Servitenviertel, one of Vienna’s most beautiful residential areas – and a constantly improving food destination.

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27230 Dec 2016
00:57:13

The Menu: best of 2016 : 

Highlights from the past year, from the restaurants that changed the US to what makes a great restaurant menu. Plus: what do grapevines and Mozart have in common?

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27123 Dec 2016
00:30:00

Drink innovators: 

We examine crisp and cool new ideas in the drinks industry, from the world’s first spirit distilled from birch sap to evolutions in beer. Plus: saké from California.

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27016 Dec 2016
00:30:00

Virgilio Martinez’s Peruvian discoveries: 

Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez’s new project high in the Andes, a Madrid restaurant that offers free dinners for the homeless, a great cocktail for the holiday season and David Muñoz’s favourite Christmas recipe.

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13 Dec 2016
00:11:46

Food Neighbourhoods #14: Belgrade, Dorcol: 

Traditionally one of Belgrade's most attractive neighbourhoods, Dorcol is becoming increasingly famous for its food. Monocle's Guy De Launey and chef Lars Ekberg take us on a tour.

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2699 Dec 2016
00:30:00

Open sesame: 

A Samaritan village in the West Bank that has launched its own tahini brand, London’s first Italian craft wine bar and how an Englishman turned a French abbey into a luxury hotel and food destination. Plus: a news update from our friends at Food Republic.

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6 Dec 2016
00:09:41

Food Neighbourhoods #13: Ho Chi Minh City, District 3: 

Formerly known as Saigon, the former capital of French Indochina pulses with energy and its food scene bears testament to that fact. Australian journalist Barbara Adam takes Monocle’s Jason Li to her favourite food street: Cao Thang in the city’s District 3.

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2682 Dec 2016
00:30:00

Top of the chops: 

Author Tim Hayward has written a book focusing on the world’s greatest knives, from extravagantly expensive Japanese sushi blades to the humble bread knife. Also on the show: Dutch chef Sergio Herman’s new potato-related project and why home-brewing is easier than ever before.

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29 Nov 2016
00:09:54

Food Neighbourhoods #12: Melbourne, Victoria Street: 

We take a tour of Melbourne’s Victoria Street, locally known as Little Saigon, with Monocle correspondent Adrian Craddock.

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26725 Nov 2016
00:30:00

Pierre Koffmann’s 50 years in the kitchen: 

Influential French chef Pierre Koffmann on what defines his cooking, an Australian take on gin and why the world could learn a lesson or two from the Swiss slow-food movement.

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22 Nov 2016
00:08:04

Food Neighbourhoods: Athens, Exarchia: 

With a reputation as a stronghold for anarchists, students and intellectuals, the district of Exarchia in downtown Athens is going through the gradual process of gentrification. It is not famous for its food – yet. But that is bound to change thanks to the area’s many hidden gems.

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26618 Nov 2016
00:30:00

The best cheese in the world : 

We visit the World Cheese Awards in San Sebastián and check out the cookbooks that top chefs love. Plus: the week’s headlines from Toronto and what front-of-house staff can learn from an employee-exchange programme.

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