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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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Modern Jewish food:

The modern twists on Jewish food and why some of the best sparkling wine comes from a lesser known region of Italy. Plus: a boom in Middle Eastern cuisine in Berlin.

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15 Oct 2019
4 min

Food Neighbourhoods 156: Chicago, Logan Square : 

We visit one of Chicago’s most bohemian and multicultural neighbourhoods, home to many of the city’s best restaurants, bars and cafés.

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41711 Oct 2019
30 min

Modern Jewish food: 

The modern twists on Jewish food and why some of the best sparkling wine comes from a lesser known region of Italy. Plus: a boom in Middle Eastern cuisine in Berlin.

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8 Oct 2019
5 min

Food Neighbourhoods 155: Bologna: 

We head to the north Italian city, which is often overlooked despite being home to some of the best food in southern Europe.

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4164 Oct 2019
30 min

Exchanging ideas: 

What the founders of London's Carousel restaurant learned when working with 150 top chefs over the course of five years. Plus: a visit to Taste of Roma and what’s new in the world of gin.

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1 Oct 2019
9 min

Food Neighbourhoods 154: Hong Kong, Tin Hau: 

Monocle’s Hong Kong bureau chief James Chambers visits an area of the city undergoing rapid change.

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41527 Sep 2019
30 min

Vienna’s city vineyards: 

How the Austrian capital celebrates vineyards within the city limits, what gets Italy’s artisanal-cheese producers talking and why pies, mash and cocktails may be a winning combination.

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24 Sep 2019
5 min

Food Neighbourhoods 153: Port Melbourne: 

Monocle’s Will Higginbotham takes us to the bayside suburb of Port Melbourne to explain why it has so much to offer in food and drink.

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41420 Sep 2019
28 min

Hélène Darroze : 

French chef Hélène Darroze on reopening her London restaurant and how she stays on top of her game. Plus: a visit to Cultureplex, Manchester’s new dining spot that strives to be a hub for the community.

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17 Sep 2019
4 min

Food Neighbourhoods 152: Beirut, Gemmayze: 

Monocle’s Lizzie Porter takes us on a tour of a laidback Beirut district where bars with vaulted ceilings and cafés with French windows spill onto the street between Ottoman-era mansions and modern apartment blocks.

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41313 Sep 2019
30 min

From Bombay with love: 

We discuss the secrets of Dishoom – which is one of the UK’s most beloved restaurants – and a dramatic change in Ukraine’s wine industry.

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10 Sep 2019
7 min

Food Neighbourhoods 151: São Paulo, Santa Cecília: 

Lucinda Elliott takes us to Santa Cecília in downtown São Paulo, an area that has seen an influx of restaurants, bars and bricks-and-mortar retail, spearheaded by Brazilian entrepreneurs who are eager to improve the neighbourhood.

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4126 Sep 2019
30 min

A Lebanese spirit upgrade : 

How one microbrewery and distillery in Lebanon is working to improve the nation’s spirits scene, Jason Atherton’s new restaurant in London, plus how two chefs are working to create perfect British sandwiches.

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3 Sep 2019
5 min

Food Neighbourhoods 150: Paris, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis : 

Monocle 24’s Charlie Filmer-Court takes us on a culinary tour of a street that has long been adored by Parisians.

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41130 Aug 2019
30 min

Raising the bar : 

How Lord Karan Bilimoria found success with Cobra beer, plus why one artist thinks diners might hold the key to solving Australia’s feral cat problem.

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27 Aug 2019
5 min

Food Neighbourhoods 149: Athens, Chalandri: 

We head to the elusive northern suburb of Chalandri in Athens to find out how it went from shopping cluster to food hub in a matter of years.

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