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21 April 2023

Episode 575

27 minutes

Markus Hippi speaks to Claire Ptak, owner of Violet bakery and cake shop in East London, and Alexei Korolyov catches up with Marc Almert, sommelier at Zürich’s Baur au Lac hotel. Plus: Tomos Lewis updates us on the maple syrup situation in Canada and the week’s top food-and-drink headlines. 

21 April 2023

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Violet bakery

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We speak to Claire Ptak, owner of the East London cake shop, who tells us about her latest book, ‘Love is a Pink Cake’.

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Monocle’s Vienna correspondent, Alexei Korolyov, catches up with the head sommelier of the Baur au Lac hotel in Zürich.

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The week’s top food-and-drink headlines.

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Our man in Canada, Tomos Lewis, updates us on a sticky situation in Québec.

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