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Friday 31 July

We visit Uruguay to ask the country’s beef-loving population whether they would consider having some vegetables on their menus. We also hear about Rio’s craft-beer bike-delivery service and sample a new spirit called Lan…


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Friday 24 July

We’re in Argentina to meet the winemakers and sommeliers who are working hard to make the world understand the country’s variety of wines. We also head to Barcelona to witness high-fashion éclairs and then to Melbourne to…


The Menu, 196

Friday 17 July

We are in San Francisco to meet the founders of delicious business success Dandelion Chocolate. We also get some salad inspiration from chef and author Matt Wilkinson. Plus: we visit Toronto’s Barque Butcher, a butcher shop…


The Menu, 195

Friday 10 July

We reveal the top five of our Monocle Restaurant Awards, find out why Arabian dish knafeh has a cult following in Tel Aviv and get the week's headlines from Europe.


The 50 best restaurants 2015

The restaurants that normally win awards are obsessed with foam and dry ice but a great restaurant needs none of that. Here we celebrate the places we would go back to for their food, great chefs, old-school staff, lively…


Maine contender

Tristan McAllister reporting from Bangor: Transatlantic flights in need of an emergency stop head for Bangor International Airport. But today it’s not only suspicious passengers finding themselves heading into town: people…


All about the journey

Take a circuitous route via India, Scotland, Turkey, Russia, Japan and the US for meandering musings on the singular pleasure of travel. illustrated by Matt Blease


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Friday 3 July

We are in Milan at Expo 2015 to see how Chile is promoting its food culture. We also get restaurant business tips from British top restaurateur Mark Sargeant and Monocle's Fernando Augusto Pacheco opens up about a problem…


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Friday 26 June

We meet one of the most successful American restaurateurs Wolfgang Puck, hear about a new concept for a broth bar in Portland and get The Monocle Restaurant Awards nominees from Tokyo.


The Menu, 192

Friday 19 June

What are the limitations and future of in-air dining? We hear from Daniel Hulme, CEO of On Air Dining. We also speak to filmmaker Erik Shirai, who honours the Japanese saké-makers in his new film ‘The Birth of Sake’. Plus…



Here to help

Whether it’s a farmer-friendly fruit-and-veg seller in Oslo, a modern-day concierge service on the streets of Paris or a rehabilitation programme-cum-grocery store in Hong Kong, these chivalrous ventures in bustling cities…


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Friday 12 June

We meet the Mast brothers, who have gained worldwide attention for their meticulously produced chocolate, in their new London factory-shop. We also hear about the return of freekeh to Middle Eastern tables and talk about…



Expo: Time capsule

Located on Lake Zürich, Strandbad Wollishofen is a swimming spot that has stood the test of time, respecting its prewar design while meeting contemporary demands. Join the early-morning crowd or, come the evening, wine and…



Expo: Sporting success

The Helsinki Swimming Stadium, originally earmarked for the 1940 Olympic Games, is a winning attraction in the Finnish capital. An oasis among lush lawns and residents come for relaxation and training – after the compulsory…

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