The Monocle Weekly

Trine Hahnemann, Zeva Oelbaum and Susie Dent

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23 October 2016

Episode 381

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Danish chef and food writer Trine Hahnemann talks us through her book ‘Scandinavian Comfort Food: Embracing the Art of Hygge’. Zeva Oelbaum discusses a film she has co-directed about the maverick life of unsung historical heroine Gertrude Bell and lexicographer Susie Dent makes sense of the UK’s regional dialects in her book ‘Dent’s Modern Tribes’.

23 October 2016

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Introduction

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Henry Rees-Sheridan joins Robert Bound and Tom Edwards to look forward to the week ahead.

11 minutes

Chapter 2

16 minutes


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Chapter 2

Trine Hahnemann

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Danish chef and food writer Hahnemann is helping to spread the word about the cultural practice of ‘hygge’: it means ‘cosy’ in Danish. Her new book, ‘Scandinavian Comfort Food: Embracing the Art of Hygge’, means cooks can get very comfy with the concept.

16 minutes

Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Zeva Oelbaum

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Gertrude Bell helped shape the Middle East 100 years ago and her influence is relevant to the situation the region finds itself in today. Often referred to as the female Lawrence of Arabia, Bell is the subject of new documentary ‘Letters from Baghdad’, directed by Zeva Oelbaum and Sabine Krayenbühl. Oelbaum talks Tom Hall through Bell’s story, and explains why her work should be better known.

9 minutes

Chapter 4

15 minutes


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Chapter 4

Susie Dent

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Dent is a lexicographer and etymologist who has made language her life’s work and she is well known in the UK thanks to her long-running role on the popular TV show ‘Countdown’. Her latest book, ‘Dent's Modern Tribes: The Secret Languages of Britain’, looks at the nation’s unusual dialects, slang and phrases, and asks what they say about the British psyche.

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