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Cork dork, pubs and chicken

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22 January 2021

Episode 458

30 minutes


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Highlights from the past nine years of ‘The Menu’. What separates true, passionate wine lovers from ordinary individuals and what makes for a great British pub. Plus: how the number of fried chicken joints almost became a problem in South Korea.

22 January 2021

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

‘Cork Dork’

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Bianca Bosker left her career as a journalist and taught herself to be a wine expert. She tells us what we don’t know about the subculture of the most passionate wine lovers.

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

Best of British pubs

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Beer writer Pete Brown on the UK’s best pubs and what makes them so great.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Seoul’s fried-chicken joints

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Fried chicken has been a huge success in South Korea – but popularity comes with a price.

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