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14 June 2019

Episode 400

30 minutes

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.

14 June 2019

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Chapter 1

Kobus van der Merwe

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How South African chef Kobus van der Merwe made his restaurant Wolfgat one of the most talked-about dining spots in the world.

10 minutes

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Photo: Odprta kuhna / Matic Bajželj

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The Japanese skill of fermentation

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Monocle 24’s Kenji Hall reports on a Japanese exhibition exploring the lesser-known side of food culture in the country: fermentation.

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Chapter 3

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Slovenia’s gin revolution

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We visit Slovenia’s first-ever festival dedicated to gin to see how the country is finding its own unique ways of making the spirit.

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