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The Menu, 176

Friday 27 February

Swiss Guard and cookbook-author David Geisser on what different Popes and his fellow guardsmen like to eat, a restaurant in Barcelona that focuses on ‘Pan Con Tomate’ (tomato with bread), and the week’s culinary headlines…


Edits / Food & Drink

Grapes of wrath

Tuesday 24 February

A knowledgeable sommelier can enhance not only the ingredients on your plate but the dining experience as a whole. So why are some simply trying to sell pricier bottles of wine? Monocle’s Josh Fehnert isn’t buying it.

Everyone knows a little about wine, they have a few favoured grapes; they know why they don’t like chardonnay and what goes best with their main course. But beyond this the fascinating – call it intoxicating – world of…


The Menu, 175

Friday 20 February

We investigate the rapidly growing gin industry in Victoria, British Columbia. Plus beer from the slums of Rio de Janeiro and a German entrepreneur who wants to change the way we buy our local produce.



The Menu, 174

Friday 13 February

Italian top chefs reveal some of their secrets at Milan’s Identita Golose cooking convention, we hear what's new at Rio de Janeiro’s carnival and get a tip or two for launching a new food business.


Edits / Monocle

Issue Promo 81

February 2015

Our March issue focuses on all things Nippon: Japan's foreign ministry, craft capitals, media might, fashion heroes and Olympic odyssey. Oh, and we've thrown in a cartoon robot cat for good measure - [now available online…


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