Lisa Markwell, Ivan Carvalho, Pasi Remsu and Markus Hippi
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17 December 2017
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We discuss how to refresh Christmas cooking with writer and chef Lisa Markwell. Plus, a Christmas market in Italy that’s revitalising one town’s winter calendar and we learn why the sauna is a big part of the Finnish identity with Pasi Remsu and Markus Hippi.
17 December 2017
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Lisa Markwell has enjoyed a journalism career steering titles such as ‘The Independent on Sunday’ and her current role now leading food bible ‘Code Hospitality Quarterly’. Having recently qualified as a professional chef, she joins us to discuss how to freshen up Christmas menus and how to create great food stories.
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This winter London’s Southbank Centre has created an authentic Finnish sauna for Londoners to enjoy. Lapland-born sauna expert Pasi Remsu and Monocle’s resident Finn Markus Hippi talk us through why a good steam is such an integral part of Finland’s identity.
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