Monocle 24: The Menu

Monocle 24: The Menu

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Our guide to the world of food, drink and entertaining, The Menu serves up interviews with the world’s most creative chefs, introduces the makers behind the scenes and the ingredients that will soon be landing on your restaurant table.


Foraging in Sao Paulo  

Unusual ingredients from the concrete jungle of Sao Paulo, Icelandic burger king Tomas ‘Tommi’ Tomasson and the week’s top headlines from Europe.

Food Neighbourhoods 35: Prague, Karlín  

A tour around the Prague district that has transformed from being one of the less-impressive parts of the Czech capital into a food-and-drink destination.

Malaysia’s food ambassador  

How Christina Arokiasamy wants to bring Malaysian cooking to the mainstream in the US, a top dining tip in Venice and the week’s headlines from Toronto.

Food Neighbourhoods 34: Kyiv, Podil  

A tour of one of the oldest areas of the Ukrainian capital, which has become a hotspot for the country’s food and drink.

Sweet Swedish summer  

How Stockholmers get the most from nature over the summer months. Plus: former White House chef Sam Kass on how to make people eat healthier.

Food Neighbourhoods 33: Beijing, Dongcheng  

A tour of one of the most atmospheric areas of the Chinese capital, which also hosts a thriving new culinary scene.

A Brazilian showcase  

Rio de Janeiro’s new producers’ market offers the best of the country’s cuisine. We also look at new ways of matching food and wine and the week’s top food headlines from the US.

Food Neighbourhoods 32: Dublin 8  

We tour Dublin 8, home to some of the city’s best cafes and restaurants.

London’s food revival  

How London has leaped from an epitome of mediocre food to a world-class culinary destination (if not the best), beer made from a recipe that’s 5,000 years old, plus what makes a perfect cup of coffee.

Food Neighbourhoods 31: Paris, Oberkampf  

Author and blogger Lindsey Tramuta takes us to Paris’s Oberkampf, which has been taken over by established chefs and turned into a destination for casual and international fare.

Breaking boundaries  

How UK bartender Tony Conigliaro turns inspiration into carefully crafted cocktails, Scott Hallsworth’s successful take on Japanese food and what makes Amsterdam’s breweries worthy of special attention.

Food Neighbourhoods 30: Borough Market, London  

Restaurant consultant and publisher Adam Hyman shows us around this world-famous destination with an astonishing range of produce, right in the middle of the British capital.

Secrets of the wine business  

Bianca Bosker, author of the new book ‘Cork Dork’, tells us how she taught herself. Plus: the Swedish restaurant introducing Nordic food to Milanese diners and how to create the perfect Irish pub.

Food Neighbourhoods 29: Manchester, Altrincham Market  

Nick Johnson, Altrincham local and co-director of the 700-year-old market, takes us on a tour and explains why northern England’s best produce is enjoying a resurgence.

An Australian take  

The success of Australia’s Four Pillars gin, the potential of the Indian wine market and the week’s top news stories from the US.

Food Neighbourhoods 28: Downtown Johannesburg  

Restaurateur and tour guide Sifiso Ntuli shows us some of the highlights of the ethnically diverse downtown Johannesburg, hitherto overshadowed by some of the city’s smarter suburbs.

Italian improved  

Italian chef Alessandro Borghese explains why Italian grandmothers are still the ultimate authority in cooking. Also, we avoid food waste in Amsterdam and author Catherine Phipps discusses citrus’s versatility.

Food Neighbourhoods 27: Barcelona, Raval  

Chef Alfredo Marcus and Monocle’s Kati Krause head to the Raval area, which has transformed from a red-light district into a culinary hub in the past 15 years.

Health through eating  

We meet the founders of Mindful Chef recipe boxes who have released a book to explain their cooking philosophy. Plus: what connects Melania Trump and sausages, and the week’s headlines from Australia.

Food Neighbourhoods 26: Rome, Testaccio  

Monocle’s David Plaisant takes us to the neighbourhood of Testaccio, a delicious antidote to the chaotic central Rome.

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