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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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Making way for the new :

The Austrian restaurateur fighting conventions and the wine-subscription service getting customers out of their comfort zones. Plus: why saffron is not just for risotto, buns and biryanis.

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27917 Feb 2017
00:30:00

Making way for the new : 

The Austrian restaurateur fighting conventions and the wine-subscription service getting customers out of their comfort zones. Plus: why saffron is not just for risotto, buns and biryanis.

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14 Feb 2017
00:09:41

Food Neighbourhoods 21: Amsterdam, Javastraat: 

Monocle’s Venetia Rainey and performer Maureen de Jong tour Amsterdam’s eastern neighbourhoods.

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27810 Feb 2017
00:28:25

Jamie Oliver: 

Jamie Oliver on the successes, failures and the biggest lessons he has learned over the course of his career, plus the week’s top headlines from the US.

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7 Feb 2017
00:07:07

Food Neighbourhoods 20: New Delhi, Majnu Ka Tilla: 

Food tour guide Anubhav Sapra is our guide to the New Delhi neighbourhood of Majnu Ka Tilla, a destination for amazing Tibetan food.

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2773 Feb 2017
00:29:49

The reappraisal of British food: 

US food writer Colman Andrews on why the world should be more appreciative of British food, Hong Kong’s brand new food-truck pilot project and the week’s top headlines from Tokyo.

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31 Jan 2017
00:09:14

Food Neighbourhoods 19: Colonia Juárez, Mexico City: 

Food tour guide and blogger Rocio Vasquez is our guide to the Mexico City neighbourhood of La Juárez, which is famous for its excellent restaurants.

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27627 Jan 2017
00:28:36

The blue wine controversy: 

How a new wine from the Basque Country is causing a commotion among the area’s producers, the most prominent coffee trends in 2017 and the week’s top headlines from around Europe.

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24 Jan 2017
00:07:22

Food Neighbourhoods 18: Milan, Brera: 

Monocle correspondent Ivan Carvalho is our guide to the Milan neighbourhood of Brera, famous for its food shops and restaurants.

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27520 Jan 2017
00:30:00

A restaurant with no kitchen: 

A Finnish restaurant where customers enjoy takeaway food, French master-baker Eric Kayser on what makes a successful bakery, the week’s top headlines from Down Under and the benefits of cooking with nut butter.

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17 Jan 2017
00:12:50

Food Neighbourhoods 17: Helsinki, Bulevardi: 

Food-and-wine writer Arto Koskelo and Monocle’s Petri Burtsov take a tour Bulevardi, one of Helsinki’s most historic streets, in crisp minus 20C winter weather.

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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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