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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 street-food revolution:

How street-food-market operator Kerb has changed London’s food landscape, teaching the city to use food to create better environments. Plus: how Chifa cuisine marries Peruvian and Chinese traditions, and Nobu Matsuhisa’s tips for perfect sushi.

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40519 Jul 2019
30 min

London’s street-food revolution: 

How street-food-market operator Kerb has changed London’s food landscape, teaching the city to use food to create better environments. Plus: how Chifa cuisine marries Peruvian and Chinese traditions, and Nobu Matsuhisa’s tips for perfect sushi.

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16 Jul 2019
4 min

Food Neighbourhoods 143: Frankfurt, Bahnhofsviertel: 

A tour in Frankfurt’s Bahnhofsviertel where creative chefs are celebrating the city’s diversity with their menus.

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40412 Jul 2019
30 min

Discovering Burma: 

Why Burma is finding its place on the culinary map, top tips for food styling and the week’s food and drink news from Italy.

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9 Jul 2019
6 min

Food Neighbourhoods 142: Paris, Belleville: 

A tour of the Paris neighbourhood of Belleville, which is home to one of the French capital’s most diverse selections of food.

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4035 Jul 2019
30 min

How to run a gallery restaurant: 

A new museum in Tallinn offers inspiration in both art and food. Elsewhere, we meet US chef Amanda Freitag who’s promoting the US through food and find out why Californian olive oil might be the best you’ll taste.

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2 Jul 2019
6 min

Food Neighbourhoods 141: Istria, Pula: 

We head to the Istrian peninsula to discover some of the region’s greatest delicacies.

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40228 Jun 2019
30 min

London’s Spanish pioneer: 

How top Spanish chef José Pizarro has left his mark on London’s restaurant scene and why American diners in New Jersey have been able to maintain their success despite countless new rivals. Plus: a visit to Ynyshir, the restaurant ranked the best in Wales.

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25 Jun 2019
6 min

Food Neighbourhoods 140: Tel Aviv, Nahalat Binyamin: 

We head to central Tel Aviv and an historic street by the name of Nahalat Binyamin, a destination that’s renowned for a diverse selection of cuisine.

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40121 Jun 2019
30 min

The Monocle Restaurant Awards 2019 : 

The restaurants that we deem the best in the world right now, plus London’s new luxury supper club that’s fighting food waste.

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18 Jun 2019
4 min

Food Neighbourhoods 139: Port of Spain, Woodbrook: 

Monocle 24’s Rory Gooderick takes us to the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, home to an amazing mix of cultures – and cuisines.

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40014 Jun 2019
30 min

South Africa’s culinary star : 

How South African chef Kobus van der Merwe made his restaurant Wolfgat one of the most talked-about dining spots in the world. Plus: Slovenia’s gin revolution and a Japanese exhibition on fermentation.

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11 Jun 2019
6 min

Food Neighbourhoods 138: Honolulu: 

Food writer Martha Cheng on what Hawaiian food really consists of – and why there is so much more to be discovered than just fresh coconut juice and delicious bowls of poké.

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3997 Jun 2019
30 min

What’s bubbling in Spanish cuisine? : 

Spanish chef Eneko Atxa on the next big things in Spanish food, an Irish example of how food and design work together, and why Ran Shmueli has become one of the driving forces in Tel Aviv’s thriving culinary scene.

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4 Jun 2019
6 min

Food Neighbourhoods 137: Bangkok, Chinatown: 

Thai-American food writer Chawadee Nualkhair reveals her favourite street-food vendors in the Thai capital’s Chinatown.

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39831 May 2019
30 min

Lebanon’s food secrets: 

Top Lebanese recipes beyond hummus, shawarma and falafel, Milan’s bakery renaissance and a new challenger in the non-alcoholic beverages market.

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