The Menu

In praise of eating out

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1 May 2020

Episode 441

31 minutes

As many are longing for restaurant meals under lockdown, we hear from William Sitwell, who has released a book about the (surprisingly) long history of eating out. Also in the programme: South Korean chef Cho Hee-sook, who’s been ranked best in Asia, plus a new initiative supporting restaurants in Germany and Switzerland.

1 May 2020

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Chapter 1

13 minutes


Photo: Nichole-Rees

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Chapter 1

A history of eating out

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We meet restaurant critic William Sitwell to talk about his new book – all about the (surprisingly) long history of eating out.

13 minutes

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Chapter 2

7 minutes

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Chapter 2

Cho Hee-sook

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Monocle’s Jason Strother meets Seoul’s culinary star Cho Hee-sook, recently ranked as the best female chef in Asia.

7 minutes

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Help with a bottle today

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We hear from Nikolas von Haugwitz, CEO of Swiss wine house, Schuler St Jakobskellerei, about a new project supporting restaurants in the region.

8 minutes

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