The Monocle Weekly

Lisa Markwell, Ivan Carvalho, Pasi Remsu and Markus Hippi

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17 December 2017

Episode 441

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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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Chapter 1

Introduction

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Monocle’s Robert Bound and Tom Edwards look at the week just gone and the one coming up.

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Lisa Markwell

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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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Ivan Carvalho

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Monocle’s Milan correspondent heads to a Christmas market in northwest Italy to learn how the locals of Govone do seasonal fare.

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Pasi Remsu and Markus Hippi

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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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