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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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The roots of muesli:

How Switzerland became the king of breakfast, a top British chef bringing the zero-waste ethos to central London and the week’s top headlines.

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18 Jan 2022
2 min

Food Neighbourhoods 268: Recipe edition, Brendan Eades: 

A recipe by one of the pioneers of zero-food-waste movement in the UK.

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50914 Jan 2022
30 min

The roots of muesli: 

How Switzerland became the king of breakfast, a top British chef bringing the zero-waste ethos to central London and the week’s top headlines.

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11 Jan 2022
2 min

Food Neighbourhoods 267: Recipe edition, Dom Hammond : 

A vegan recipe by one of Bali’s top culinary talents.

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5087 Jan 2022
30 min

Are easier times ahead?: 

We look ahead to the coming year and ask what it may bring for the hospitality industry around the world. Plus: Scotland’s first distilled alcohol-free spirit and the week’s top food and drink headlines.

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4 Jan 2022
2 min

Food Neighbourhoods 266: Recipe edition, Esra Muslu : 

A delicious aubergine recipe by the woman behind London’s new Zahter restaurant.

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50731 Dec 2021
30 min

Best of ‘Food Neighbourhoods’ 2021: 

Monocle's Markus Hippi picks his favourite recipes we have broadcast in 2021.

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50624 Dec 2021
30 min

The best of ‘The Menu’: 

Monocle’s Markus Hippi looks back at the last 12 months of our food and drink programme, recapping highlights with some of the world’s best chefs, restaurateurs and key players in hospitality.

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50517 Dec 2021
30 min

The roots of the Christmas feast: 

Food historian Annie Gray on how the Christmas dinner table became what it is today. Plus: Rich Woods’s festive cocktail recommendations and the week’s top food and drink headlines.

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14 Dec 2021
3 min

Food Neighbourhoods 265: Recipe edition, Selin Kiazim : 

A delicious recipe by the chief-director of London’s Oklava restaurant and author of a new cookbook, ‘Three: Acid, Texture, Contrast’.

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50410 Dec 2021
30 min

What you didn’t know about pizza: 

Modernist Cuisine’s Francisco Migoya on what he learned while creating ‘Modernist Pizza’, his comprehensive book about one of the world’s favourite dishes. Plus: food-technology innovation at Helsinki’s Slush start-up gathering and the week’s top food-and-drink headlines.

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7 Dec 2021
5 min

Food Neighbourhoods 264: Recipe edition, Alex Tung: 

Alex Tung of Kitchen Table Restaurants in Vancouver has a recipe for wild-boar ragu.

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5033 Dec 2021
30 min

Are private chefs going mainstream?: 

The company that’s aiming to make private chefs available for a wider audience, plus award winning food writer and author Laurel Evans on the rich culinary tradition of Italy’s northwestern region of Liguria.

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30 Nov 2021
5 min

Food Neighbourhoods 263: Recipe edition, João Sá: 

An octopus risotto recipe by the man behind Lisbon’s Sála de João Sá.

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50226 Nov 2021
30 min

Virgilio Martínez’s guide to Latin American cooking: 

Virgilio Martínez on the huge amount of work it took to create ‘The Latin American Cookbook’, which contains hundreds of recipes. Plus: Selin Kiazim’s top tips for homemade knockout dishes.

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23 Nov 2021
2 min

Food Neighbourhoods 262: Recipe edition, Donna Hay: 

An easy recipe by one of Australia’s foremost culinary figures.

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