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.
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Food Neighbourhoods 137: Bangkok, Chinatown

06:10 | Jun 4th

Thai-American food writer Chawadee Nualkhair reveals her favourite street-food vendors in the Thai capital’s Chinatown.
Discovering Burma

30:00 | Jul 12th

Why Burma is finding its place on the culinary map, top tips for food styling and the week’s food and drink news from Italy.
Food Neighbourhoods 142: Paris, Belleville

06:14 | Jul 9th

A tour of the Paris neighbourhood of Belleville, which is home to one of the French capital’s most diverse selections of food.
How to run a gallery restaurant

30:00 | Jul 5th

A new museum in Tallinn offers inspiration in both art and food. Elsewhere, we meet US chef Amanda Freitag who’s promoting the US through food and find out why Californian olive oil might be the best you’ll taste.
Food Neighbourhoods 141: Istria, Pula

06:01 | Jul 2nd

We head to the Istrian peninsula to discover some of the region’s greatest delicacies.
London’s Spanish pioneer

30:00 | Jun 28th

How top Spanish chef José Pizarro has left his mark on London’s restaurant scene and why American diners in New Jersey have been able to maintain their success despite countless new rivals. Plus: a visit to Ynyshir, the restaurant ranked the best in ...Show More
Food Neighbourhoods 140: Tel Aviv, Nahalat Binyamin

06:20 | Jun 25th

We head to central Tel Aviv and an historic street by the name of Nahalat Binyamin, a destination that’s renowned for a diverse selection of cuisine.
The Monocle Restaurant Awards 2019

30:00 | Jun 21st

The restaurants that we deem the best in the world right now, plus London’s new luxury supper club that’s fighting food waste.
Food Neighbourhoods 139: Port of Spain, Woodbrook

04:46 | Jun 18th

Monocle 24’s Rory Gooderick takes us to the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, home to an amazing mix of cultures – and cuisines.
South Africa’s culinary star

30:00 | Jun 14th

How South African chef Kobus van der Merwe made his restaurant Wolfgat one of the most talked-about dining spots in the world. Plus: Slovenia’s gin revolution and a Japanese exhibition on fermentation.
Food Neighbourhoods 138: Honolulu

06:12 | Jun 11th

Food writer Martha Cheng on what Hawaiian food really consists of – and why there is so much more to be discovered than just fresh coconut juice and delicious bowls of poké.
What’s bubbling in Spanish cuisine?

30:00 | Jun 7th

Spanish chef Eneko Atxa on the next big things in Spanish food, an Irish example of how food and design work together, and why Ran Shmueli has become one of the driving forces in Tel Aviv’s thriving culinary scene.
Lebanon’s food secrets

30:00 | May 31st

Top Lebanese recipes beyond hummus, shawarma and falafel, Milan’s bakery renaissance and a new challenger in the non-alcoholic beverages market.
Food Neighbourhoods 136: Paris, Pigalle

04:12 | May 28th

The Paris neighbourhood of Pigalle is known for its bustling nightlife but it also has plenty to offer when it comes to finding a good meal. Our guide is Monocle’s Julia Webster.
‘The Island Kitchen’

30:00 | May 24th

Undiscovered culinary treasures from islands in the Indian Ocean, how Helsinki’s iconic Savoy restaurant is being updated for the 21st century and how top chef Dan Giusti intends to fix US school lunches.
Food Neighbourhoods 135: Porto, Bombarda Quarteirão

04:40 | May 21st

We head to Bombarda Quarteirão, the Porto neighbourhood that’s home to many of the city’s designers and makers, where art galleries sit beside creative food spots. Our guide is Monocle’s Nic Monisse.

30:00 | May 17th

British chef Ben Tish on Mediterranean food and the controversial topic of cultural appropriation in cooking. Plus: a visit to Ireland’s first non-alcoholic bar and the biggest discussion topics from Genoa’s Slow Fish fair.
Food Neighbourhoods 134: Altamura, Italy

04:13 | May 14th

We head to the south Italian city of Altamura which has been a culinary destination for hundreds of years, partly thanks to its unique bread. Our guide is Monocle’s Teresa Marvulli.
The Travel Top 50

30:00 | May 10th

Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, and editor, Andrew Tuck, join Markus Hippi to introduce Monocle’s celebration of the best in the world of travel.
Food Neighbourhoods 133: Punta de Mita, Mexico

04:24 | May 7th

Monocle 24’s Darin Steinkey heads to the Mexican destination that’s famous for its fish tacos, exotic regional specialties and the latest in Mexican haute cuisine.
Cider rethought

30:00 | May 3rd

The cider market has a new challenger from Normandy, London tips for a great food market and a restaurant-bakery concept with a focus on health.
Food Neighbourhoods 132: Kuopio, Finland

05:19 | Apr 30th

Monocle 24’s Markus Hippi takes us to his home region in Eastern Finland and to its biggest city, Kuopio: a destination famed for its unique local dishes and the locals’ quirky sense of humour.
Common denominators

30:00 | Apr 26th

We hear about the characteristics and management skills shared by the world’s greatest chefs. Plus: Copenhagen’s blossoming café scene and the only fish restaurant in the UK to have received two Michelin stars.
Food Neighbourhoods 131: Los Angeles, Abbot Kinney Boulevard

04:00 | Apr 23rd

Monocle’s Carlota Rebelo takes us to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, one of her favourite streets in Los Angeles, which is dotted with boutique shops and, of course, unbeatable food and drink.
Discovering Japanese food

30:00 | Apr 19th

Japan’s lesser-known culinary treasures, a visit to South Tyrol’s Summa wine fair, plus how Simon Rogan is going to take the world over with his British food.
Food Neighbourhoods 130: Oxford, Jericho

03:57 | Apr 16th

Monocle’s Hester Underhill takes us to one of Oxford’s liveliest areas, filled with cosy pubs and an array of independent bars and cafés.
Enrique Olvera’s Mexican home cooking

30:00 | Apr 12th

Mexican chef Enrique Olvera’s favourite recipes for home cooks and a Yarra Valley business offering customers a chance to distil their own spirits. Plus: what makes for a high-end instant-coffee brand?
Food Neighbourhoods 129: Stockholm, Hötorgshallen

06:23 | Apr 9th

Monocle’s Liv Lewitschnik shows us around one of Stockholm’s greatest culinary institutions: the Hötorgshallen food hall.
Diego Muñoz

30:00 | Apr 5th

Peruvian chef Diego Muñoz’s ambitious plans, a Sydney café helping refugees get back on their feet and Nancy Silverton’s recipe for a poke bowl.
Food Neighbourhoods 128: Bordeaux, Chartrons

05:41 | Apr 2nd

We head to the photogenic Chartrons neighbourhood of Bordeaux, a destination for dining and strolling around historic streets while evading the tourists who flock to the downtown district.
Cycling chef

30:00 | Mar 29th

Tasty recipes for professional and everyday athletes, what got Florence’s Pitti Taste food fair talking this year, plus glass design innovation by Riedel.
Food Neighbourhoods 127: Main Street, Vancouver

04:32 | Mar 26th

Monocle’s Tomos Lewis guides us through Main Street in Vancouver, one of Canada’s most ethnically diverse cities.
‘Salt & Time’

30:00 | Mar 22nd

Top recipes from Russia, Ljubljana’s ambitious plan to become Europe’s culinary capital, plus how you can help eliminate food waste by drinking beer.
Food Neighbourhoods 126: Naples

06:07 | Mar 19th

Monocle 24’s Ben Rylan offers us a sweet-tooth’s dream tour of Naples, setting aside Italy’s love of pizza and focusing on the city’s famed ‘pasticcerias’.
The perfect vinegar

30:00 | Mar 15th

The vinegars you should have in your cupboard, why food really matters onboard a Finnish icebreaker and a unique Canadian whisky.
Food Neighbourhoods 125: Khao Lak

04:36 | Mar 12th

A culinary tour of Bangsak and Bang Niang in the region of Khao Lak, Thailand.
‘New Kitchen Basics’

30:00 | Mar 8th

How food writer and chef Claire Thomson reinvented the use of some of the most common home kitchen ingredients, why Helsinki’s cocktail scene is on the rise, a bicycle pie business in Sydney and a recipe from Peruvian chef Diego Muñoz.
Food Neighbourhoods 124: Bristol, Park Street

04:09 | Mar 5th

Bristol is gaining recognition for its influential music and street art. But Monocle’s Rory Gooderick thinks that the city’s best-kept secret is its flourishing food scene. He tells us why.
The essence of wine

30:00 | Mar 1st

We visit Portugal’s top wine event Essência do Vinho, meet the founder of London’s new vegan curry house SpiceBox and get the week’s top news headlines from North America.
Food Neighbourhoods 123: St Pauli, Hamburg

04:14 | Feb 26th

Monocle’s Melkon Charchoglyan takes us on a tour of St Pauli in Hamburg, an area known for laidback neighbourhood-staple restaurants, top aperitivo spots and cafés that know a thing or two when it comes to coffee.
Recipe for success

30:00 | Feb 22nd

How a new private members’ club in London is going to challenge the big players, a Jewish food success story, plus a Porto restaurant combining incredible architecture with top food.
Food Neighbourhoods 122: Beirut, Hamra

05:20 | Feb 19th

We head to Hamra, an area that combines authentic hole-in-the-wall coffee sellers and breakfast joints with new bars and bistros. Our guide is Monocle correspondent Lizzie Porter.
Pioneering culinary culture

30:00 | Feb 15th

How Chilean chef Rodolfo Guzmán has lifted his country’s food to a new level, what’s bubbling in Slovakia’s culinary scene and how design can help raise awareness on food waste.
Food Neighbourhoods 121: Turku

04:44 | Feb 12th

With its young adventurous chefs and great produce from the surrounding countryside, Finland’s oldest city and former capital, Turku, has become one of the Nordic nation’s food-and-drink hotspots. Our guide is Monocle’s Petri Burtsov.
Reinventing grocery shopping

30:00 | Feb 8th

How a South Tyrolean duo rethought the way people go about their grocery shopping, Lara Merriken’s successful fruit-and-nut bars and top chef Eszter Palágyi on a new wave of Hungarian cooking.
Food Neighbourhoods 120: Ljubljana

06:22 | Feb 5th

Slovenia’s capital has absorbed culinary influences from Italy, Austria and the Balkans but cuisine from every continent can be found on a cobbled street outside the centre. Monocle’s Guy De Launey takes us there.
Madrid Fusión

30:00 | Feb 1st

We’re at Madrid Fusión, one of the world’s largest international gastronomic events, to meet some of the top names in today’s hospitality industry.
Food Neighbourhoods 119: Kalamaja, Tallinn

04:18 | Jan 29th

A tour of the Tallinn district that fell into disarray during Soviet rule but has since developed into a place famous for its numerous bars and restaurants.
Flavours of Kenya

30:00 | Jan 25th

Why Kenyan cuisine is one to keep an eye on, an ancient white grape enjoying a sudden renaissance and how a team in Denmark is creating food culture of the future.
Food Neighbourhoods 118: Perth, Northbridge

05:09 | Jan 22nd

A tour of an Australian suburb famous for its diverse mix of cultures and cuisines.
South Africa’s top table

30:00 | Jan 18th

How Luke Dale-Roberts created South Africa’s most talked-about restaurant, a 100-year-old Austrian juice brand reinvents itself and the week’s top news from the US.
Food Neighbourhoods 117: Turin, Quadrilatero

05:01 | Jan 15th

Monocle’s Chiara Rimella takes us on a tour of the Quadrilatero neighbourhood of Turin, a once-rough area transformed by the power of its restaurants alone.
Dining in the mountains

30:00 | Jan 11th

A visit to an Alpine restaurant that has come up with a successful formula to attract skiers, Bettina Campolucci Bordo’s vegan tips and a Portuguese citrus farm trying to sustain rare fruit varieties.
Food Neighbourhoods 116: London, Northcote Road

04:28 | Jan 8th

A tour along London’s Northcote Road: though often dominated by prams and schoolchildren, it’s noteworthy for its culinary charm.
The Best of Food Neighbourhoods 2018

30:00 | Jan 4th

A recap of some of the best tours in our Food Neighbourhoods series.
The Best of 'The Menu' 2018

30:00 | Dec 28th, 2018

We look back at highlights from 2018, including interviews with Nigella Lawson, René Redzepi and Magnus Nilsson. Plus: we go truffle-hunting in Australia.
The best schnitzel in Vienna

30:00 | Dec 21st, 2018

We report from a restaurant that claims to have the best schnitzel in Vienna, offer drinks recommendations for the festive season and visit a new hub for nightlife in Helsinki.
Food Neighbourhoods 115: Fairfax, Los Angeles

03:24 | Dec 18th, 2018

A tour in the Los Angeles district of Fairfax, famous for its farmers' market – but also worth visiting thanks to its great restaurant scene.
Developing beer culture

30:00 | Dec 14th, 2018

Garrett Oliver, brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery, on the next big thing; a Florence cooking school taking a relaxed approach to teaching; and one of the top chefs in Portugal, Hans Neuner.
Food Neighbourhoods 114: Chester

04:43 | Dec 11th, 2018

We head to the northern English city that’s home to some of the nation’s most adventurous bistros and rustic food.
Recipes from the Black Sea

30:00 | Dec 7th, 2018

Culinary discoveries from the Black Sea region, why the Mallorcan capital is becoming a food destination in its own right and a unique family wine business from Portugal.
Food Neighbourhoods 113: Naples, Quartieri Spagnoli

06:18 | Dec 4th, 2018

We head to the area of Naples that doesn’t always charm with its beauty but can boast some of the best food in this southern Italian city.
Noma’s guide to fermentation

30:00 | Nov 30th, 2018

The team behind Noma reveal what they’ve learned in their fermentation lab and we visit Lavazza’s new HQ in Turin. Plus: the NYC Chinese restaurant hit that has arrived in London.
Food Neighbourhoods 112: Copenhagen, Christianshavn

07:06 | Nov 27th, 2018

Monocle’s Michael Booth takes us on a tour of an area that has in recent years turned into one of the Danish capital’s top dining destinations.
Helsinki special

30:00 | Nov 23rd, 2018

To celebrate the release of Monocle’s brand new Helsinki travel guide, we are in the city to meet the makers and shakers on its fast-evolving food-and-drink scene.
Food Neighbourhoods 111: Chistye Prudy, Moscow

04:57 | Nov 20th, 2018

Monocle’s Paige Reynolds takes us to a district in the Russian capital where Slavic tradition and Mexican flavours sit side by side.
Making the world a better place

30:00 | Nov 16th, 2018

Giles Coren on the world’s most ethical and sustainable restaurants, how kombucha tea has become a global hit and why Cape Town is rediscovering the ingredients used by the area’s indigenous population.
Food Neighbourhoods 110: Montevideo

06:36 | Nov 13th, 2018

Montevideo has been overlooked for its food for too long. Monocle's Lucinda Elliott takes us to the places worth visiting in Uruguay's capital.
Flour power: from San Francisco to Copenhagen

24:58 | Nov 9th, 2018

Why Richard Hart, one of the world’s most famous bakers, decided to launch his new business in Copenhagen. Plus: Donna Hay’s ‘Modern Baking’ and the grain that Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam wants to introduce to the world.
Food Neighbourhoods 109: Rome, Esquilino

06:19 | Nov 6th, 2018

Monocle’s Rome correspondent David Plaisant takes us on a tour of a central – if rather scruffy – neighbourhood that is famous for its lively market, attracting people and flavours from all over the world.
London’s new tea culture

30:00 | Nov 2nd, 2018

The London duo determined to create a new tea culture in London, Helsinki’s new wine bar and bakery concept, and why Noma’s former Copenhagen site is again filled with delicious aromas.
Food Neighbourhoods 108: Cardiff’s arcades

07:25 | Oct 30th, 2018

Monocle’s Christy Evans takes us on walk through the Welsh capital’s Victorian arcades.
The real food of Copenhagen

30:00 | Oct 26th, 2018

Food writer Trine Hahnemann on what top restaurants miss about the Danish capital’s rich culinary culture, truffle hunting in Italy, plus how to create your own home bar.
Food Neighbourhoods 107: Funchal, Old Town

06:48 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Monocle’s Carlota Rebelo takes us to her hometown of Funchal, Madeira, where the Old Town neighbourhood is a popular hangout for locals.
Magnus Nilsson

30:00 | Oct 19th, 2018

Top Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson on his huge project to document the Nordic baking culture, why Geneva is now a perfect place for cocktails and how a Dublin restaurant has turned itself into an art destination.
Food Neighbourhoods 106: Vienna, Josefstadt

04:14 | Oct 16th, 2018

Monocle’s Alexei Korolyov takes us on a tour of Josefstaft, Vienna’s smallest but arguably most upper-class inner district that is also gaining momentum as a food destination.
Francis Mallmann

30:00 | Oct 12th, 2018

World-famous Argentinian chef Francis Mallmann on how he reinvented cooking with fire, new wine philosophy from Grape Witches in Toronto and how to make lichen work on your plate.
Food Neighbourhoods 105: Melbourne’s laneways

04:37 | Oct 9th, 2018

Monocle 24's Ben Rylan explains why understanding the full force of Melbourne's culinary offering means stepping off its main thoroughfares onto smaller streets.
Nigella Lawson

30:00 | Oct 5th, 2018

One of the most recognisable voices in the world of food and drink, Nigella Lawson is celebrating 20 years since the release of her debut cookbook ‘How To Eat’. Since then she has written a number of other cookery books, hosted television shows and e...Show More
Food Neighbourhoods 104: Potsdam

07:11 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Monocle’s Anna Siwecka cycles around the German town of Potsdam in search of some of the country’s best cafés.
Escaping the world of Michelin stars

30:00 | Sep 28th, 2018

How Bo Bech escaped the world of fine-dining and created one of Copenhagen’s best restaurants, news from this year’s Salone del Gusto fair in Italy and the top chefs taking over Ibiza.
Food Neighbourhoods 103: Toronto, Little Tibet

05:10 | Sep 25th, 2018

Monocle’s Will Kitchens walks us through Toronto’s Little Tibet, North America’s largest Tibetan community, and a popular food destination.
An anarchy of chillies

30:00 | Sep 21st, 2018

We delve into the wild world of chillies, head to Canada where chefs are pushing the boundaries of top brunches and meet Bethany Kehdy, one of Lebanon’s most influential culinary figures.
Food Neighbourhoods 102: Poznan, Old Town

04:15 | Sep 18th, 2018

Anna Siwecka tours the Polish city of Poznan – still under the tourist radar but full of culinary discoveries to be made.
Best from Britain

30:00 | Sep 14th, 2018

How a tribe in the US Pacific Northwest is working hard to bring huckleberries back into common use, London’s Philippine ice cream phenomenon and a new cookbook showcasing the best recipes from Britain’s top chefs.
Food Neighbourhoods 101: Catalonia, Llafranc

05:06 | Sep 11th, 2018

Helena Jerreat tours the Catalonian town of Llafranc, which is still to be descended upon by huge flocks of tourists – a surprise considering the great food and drink this place has to offer.
What makes a recipe delicious?

30:00 | Sep 7th, 2018

Sybil Kapoor on how all the senses make a difference in creating the perfect dish. Plus: how a New York tapas bar and restaurant has found a new life as an international pop-up and why James Bond can offer inspiration for cocktails other than martini...Show More
Food Neighbourhoods 100: Helsinki, Kallio

05:25 | Sep 4th, 2018

Monocle’s Helsinki Correspondent Petri Burtsov takes us on a tour around the traditionally working-class district of Kallio that has, in recent years, become a serious culinary destination with a range of bars and restaurants.
Cooking with fire

30:00 | Aug 31st, 2018

Lennox Hastie of Sydney’s Firedoor restaurant on pushing the boundaries of using fire in cooking and why Maribor is becoming Slovenia’s top culinary destination. Plus: 150 bars not to be missed.
Food Neighbourhoods 99: Lisbon, Campo de Ourique

05:41 | Aug 28th, 2018

Monocle contributor Gaia Lutz takes us on a tour of an area where new and bold food are found alongside time-honoured establishments.
From Mexico with love

30:00 | Aug 24th, 2018

The world is discovering mezcal but how much is the international boom changing the industry in Mexico? Plus: why wine from the Greek island of Kefalonia is worth a try and a round-up of the week’s top news from Italy.
Food Neighbourhoods 98: Paris, Le Marais

04:48 | Aug 21st, 2018

Monocle 24's Emma Nelson shows us around an area that, while it is a familiar stop on the tourism trail, still surprises with its food and drink offerings.
Perfect music-festival food

30:00 | Aug 17th, 2018

We’re in Helsinki to hear how one music festival has doubled up into a culinary event, we meet one of New York’s most famous pizza connoisseurs, Frank Pinello, and we find out how farmers are nurturing Southeast Asian produce – in England.
Food Neighbourhoods 97: Dublin, Smithfield

04:32 | Aug 14th, 2018

Monocle’s Sebastian Stephenson takes us on a tour of Smithfield in Dublin’s Northside, which has seen some significant regeneration in recent years.
The new wave of British cooking

30:00 | Aug 10th, 2018

Merlin Labron-Johnson, one of the UK’s youngest Michelin-starred chefs, talks to us about his cooking principles. Plus: top tricks to fight food waste and London’s unique ice-cream exhibition by Bompas & Parr.
Food Neighbourhoods 96: Morocco, Essaouira

06:03 | Aug 7th, 2018

We head to a 16th-century port city famous not only for its rich history but for its culinary culture. Our guide Gaia Lutz shows us the sights, sounds and tastes of Essaouira.
Truffle hunting in Australia

30:00 | Aug 3rd, 2018

We ask what makes for a great restaurant bar and go hunting for truffles in Australia, where the industry is booming. Plus: a round-up of the week’s top US news from our friends at Food Republic.
Food Neighbourhoods 95: Berlin, Kottbusser Tor

05:06 | Jul 31st, 2018

Monocle’s Hester Underhill takes us to the Berlin district of Kreuzberg to see how this once dilapidated area has become a hive of creative culinary activity.
How to feed a Tour de France cyclist?

30:00 | Jul 27th, 2018

We’re at the Tour de France where chefs are trying to ensure cyclists get the 10,000 calories they need every day to compete. Plus: South Tyrolean top chef Norbert Niederkofler’s ‘Cook the Mountain’ philosophy and how to turn an area mostly known for...Show More
Food Neighbourhoods 94: Greece, Hydra

04:44 | Jul 24th, 2018

Monocle’s Daphne Karnezis guides us around the island that’s not only famous for its car ban but also for its fresh traditional Greek dishes.
Chicken and charcoal

30:00 | Jul 20th, 2018

Matt Abergel of Hong Kong’s Yardbird restaurant talks about the secrets to quality chicken and how his dining spot gained a cult following. Also, a look at Santa Fe’s unique beer products, plus the secrets of the Palestinian kitchen.
Food Neighbourhoods 93: Auckland Central

04:55 | Jul 17th, 2018

Monocle 24’s David Stevens rounds up the culinary highlights of the largest city in New Zealand.
Anissa Helou

30:00 | Jul 13th, 2018

World-renowned writer and chef Anissa Helou’s look into the food culture of the Islamic world, how Brazilian acai berries became a global nutrient phenomenon, plus a little-known wine region in Portugal that deserves more attention.
Food Neighbourhoods 92: Dakar, Ngor

04:26 | Jul 10th, 2018

Monocle’s Jennifer O’Mahony tours Africa’s westernmost corner, the neighbourhood of Ngor in Dakar, home to a mishmash of culinary influences from all over the world.
Foods for enjoying life

30:00 | Jul 6th, 2018

The Melbourne concept store and restaurant that focuses on making customers feel good, recipes that make use of the whole fish and Italian star chef Massimo Bottura’s food festival project.
Food Neighbourhoods 91: Long Beach, California

13:50 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Monocle 24’s Sam Impey and food writer Brian Addison tour Long Beach, home to one of the most diverse food scenes in the US.
Best in class

30:00 | Jun 29th, 2018

Top chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Fredrik Berselius on what makes for a great restaurant. Plus: why it’s Albert Adrià’s turn to be in the spotlight.
Food Neighbourhoods 90: Zürich

07:24 | Jun 26th, 2018

Monocle’s Carlo Silberschmidt and Kieron Banerji tour many of Monocle’s favourite spots in Switzerland’s largest city.
Bagel bonanza

30:00 | Jun 22nd, 2018

North American lessons on great bagels, foraging for rare ingredients in Ontario and the week’s top headlines from Italy.
Food Neighbourhoods 89: Singapore, Selegie Road

05:36 | Jun 19th, 2018

Monocle’s Zayana Zulkiflee is our guide in the Singapore neighbourhood of Selegie Road, an often overlooked part of town that hosts a plethora of great food haunts.
Making cooking easier

30:00 | Jun 15th, 2018

We visit The Smart Kitchen Summit in Dublin and meet a Sri Lankan chef winning praise for his take on modern Australian cuisine. Plus: why you shouldn’t overlook food from Venezuela.
Food Neighbourhoods 88: Tokyo, Yanesen

05:50 | Jun 12th, 2018

Monocle’s Kenji Hall takes us on a tour of the Tokyo district known for both its architecture and its independent food and drink businesses.
Pioneers of food and drink

30:00 | Jun 8th, 2018

Turkish top chef Mehmet Gurs’ new venture in Finland, a new type of low-alcohol beer, plus a business that curates and sells craft food and drinks made entirely in the UK.
Food Neighbourhoods 87: Miami, Little River

07:36 | Jun 5th, 2018

Monocle’s Kati Krause and architect-turned-restaurateur Fernando Lander take us on a tour of a lesser-known area of Miami that is attracting creatives and food entrepreneurs with low property prices and rare pockets of peace.
Australia’s best flat white

30:00 | Jun 1st, 2018

We find out how Canberra is challenging Sydney and Melbourne’s monopoly on quality coffee and how London’s Kricket restaurant shot to fame. Plus: a vegetarian burger that fools even meat connoisseurs.
Food Neighbourhoods 86: São Paulo, Consolação

09:39 | May 29th, 2018

Monocle’s Sheena Rossiter takes us on tour of the São Paulo district of Consolação, home to the city’s counterculture movements and global cuisine.
Best wines to try

30:00 | May 25th, 2018

The best lesser-known wines, New Zealand chef Peter Gordon’s fusion cuisine, plus why Milan is becoming a top destination for seafood fans.
Food Neighbourhoods 85: London, Fitzrovia

05:15 | May 22nd, 2018

Film critic, broadcaster and a regular Monocle contributor Karen Krizanovich takes us on a culinary tour of her home neighbourhood in London: Fitzrovia.
Peruvian treats

30:00 | May 18th, 2018

We visit London’s first Peruvian bakery and profile a business that focuses on finding forgotten barrels of rare spirits. Plus: what makes for great food packaging
Food Neighbourhoods 84: Sydney, Leichhardt

04:16 | May 15th, 2018

Monocle contributor Aarti Betigeri takes us on a culinary tour of the Sydney neighbourhood that’s the city’s ‘little Italy’.
The next generation

30:00 | May 11th, 2018

We’re in Madrid where a new generation is taking over the city’s classic tabernas. We also meet Israel’s star chef Barak Aharoni and get the week’s top headlines from Toronto.
Food Neighbourhoods 83: Toronto, Little Italy

04:29 | May 8th, 2018

Will Kitchens takes us on a tour of the Toronto neighbourhood that is not only home to the city’s Monocle bureau but also some of the best cafés, restaurants and gelaterias.
The Monocle Restaurant Awards 2018

29:49 | May 4th, 2018

We unveil the five restaurants that we consider to be the best in the world right now. Plus: a gourmet-popcorn success story.
Food Neighbourhoods 82: New Orleans, Bywater

07:27 | May 1st, 2018

Danielle Chevalier of Compère Lapin restaurant and Monocle's Kati Krause take us on a tour around the neighbourhood of Bywater in New Orleans, a city famous for its music and food.
Getting ready for the summer

30:00 | Apr 27th, 2018

We get barbecue tips from US grilling guru Jamie Purviance and discover the Italian wine region that deserves a lot more attention. Plus: a former Olympic athlete who now runs a top coffee business in Australia.
Food Neighbourhoods 81: Amsterdam, Noord

04:52 | Apr 24th, 2018

Monocle’s Venetia Rainey takes us on tour in the northern parts of Amsterdam, an area not only famous for its creativity but also for its food and drink.
Expanding the world of wine

30:00 | Apr 20th, 2018

We visit this year’s Vinitaly fair in Verona and a pioneering wine-research centre in Argentina. Plus: one man’s quest to produce top wine – in China.
The cookbook without recipes

30:00 | Apr 13th, 2018

UK chef Thom Eagle on the cooking tips that recipes can’t explain. Plus: Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck’s new London venture and a restaurateur who’s reintroducing Philippine cuisine to the Philippines.
Food Neighbourhoods 79: São Paulo, Jardins

05:08 | Apr 10th, 2018

Monocle 24’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco takes us on a tour to his favourite places in the Jardins neigbourhood, home to the most traditional restaurants in São Paulo.
Italy’s most closely guarded secret

30:00 | Apr 6th, 2018

The dishes and drinks that visitors miss when they visit Venice, an Australian studio dominating Adelaide’s restaurant design, plus a top chocolate from Ecuador.
Food Neighbourhoods 78: Kuala Lumpur, Damansara Heights

04:42 | Apr 3rd, 2018

A visit to one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Kuala Lumpur which is not just a residential area for many cabinet officials but also a buzzing food-and-drink destination.
How to launch a waste-free restaurant?

30:00 | Mar 30th, 2018

UK chef Doug McMaster on the tricks and innovation needed to create a zero-waste restaurant. Plus: Toronto’s latest food destination, plus a new wave of Brazilian food in Lisbon.
Food Neighbourhoods 77: Marylebone

04:40 | Mar 27th, 2018

Marylebone is a village-like paradise nestled in the heart of central London. An area that was once overlooked as a food destination, it now has revellers from far and wide rushing to sample its many food-and-drink hotspots. Monocle’s Kieron Banerji ...Show More
The new Greek

30:00 | Mar 23rd, 2018

How London’s Mazi restaurant reinvents Greek cuisine, why supporting women in hospitality helps the business as a whole, plus a recipe by Rome’s three-Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck.
Food Neighbourhoods 76: Canberra, Braddon

09:23 | Mar 20th, 2018

A visit to the inner-city suburb of Braddon, which has been at the centre of a transformation that’s made the city a food-and-drink destination.
Time matters

30:00 | Mar 16th, 2018

Why timekeeping is more important to cooking than you think, boutique bacon from the San Francisco Bay area, plus a round-up of what got professionals talking at Florence’s Pitti Taste fair.
Food Neighbourhoods 75: Hong Kong, Starstreet Precinct

05:52 | Mar 13th, 2018

A visit to the Wan Chai neighbourhood of Hong Kong’s Startstreet Precinct, famous for its diversity and great food.
The fresh rise of New Zealand’s wines

30:00 | Mar 9th, 2018

Why New Zealand should learn to appreciate its wines more, what restaurateurs can learn from each other by working together, plus a new sushi hand-roll business in London.
Food Neighbourhoods 74: Stockholm, Sofo

12:24 | Mar 6th, 2018

A visit to the Stockholm neighbourhood that has transformed from an industrial heartland into a hotbed of independent restaurants, wine bars and delicatessens.
The ambassador of Mexican cuisine

30:00 | Mar 2nd, 2018

We meet the man who brought top Mexican food to Wellington and consider the role of food magazines in the future. Plus: how can science support the art of cooking?
Food Neighbourhoods 73: Milan, Porta Venezia

08:28 | Feb 27th, 2018

A visit to the Milan neighbourhood where the food selection is more varied than in most other parts of the city and new restaurants are opening at a steady pace.
The new wave of Jewish cuisine

30:00 | Feb 23rd, 2018

We find out how the world is rediscovering Jewish food, check out the San Francisco Bay Area’s top Portuguese restaurant and sample a recipe by Nuno Mendes.
Food Neighbourhoods 72: Athens, Emporiko Trigono

09:40 | Feb 20th, 2018

We explore Athens’ commercial hub, home to a number of interesting food-and-drink businesses.
The future of the espresso martini

30:00 | Feb 16th, 2018

The new tricks that cocktail experts have for espresso martinis and how the US’s West Coast wine producers are trying to benefit from the recent forest fires. Plus: the week’s top headlines from North America.
Food Neighbourhoods 71: London, Peckham Levels

10:58 | Feb 13th, 2018

A visit to the new southeast London food-and-drink destination that has taken over a former disused multi-storey car park.
Nuno Mendes’ Lisbon

30:00 | Feb 9th, 2018

Top Portuguese chef Nuno Mendes’ tips for Lisbon, a new era for Argentinian wine and the week’s top headlines from Tokyo.
Food Neighbourhoods 70: New Zealand, Waiheke Island

05:45 | Feb 6th, 2018

A visit to the island of Waiheke, 20km from Auckland, which has become a destination for some of New Zealand’s best wines.
London’s changing food landscape

30:00 | Feb 2nd, 2018

We assess a new project set to launch quality food halls in the UK, ask what it takes to become a street-food success and take a look at Hong Kong’s craft-beer boom.
Food Neighbourhoods 69: Wellington, Cuba Street

04:42 | Jan 30th, 2018

A walk through Wellington’s Cuba Street, famous for its urban culture and great food and drink.
Pushing the boundaries of vegan food

30:00 | Jan 26th, 2018

British chef Gaz Oakley’s top vegan dishes, a Croatian festival for the best Central and East European chocolate, plus the week’s top headlines from Italy.
Food Neighbourhoods 68: Helsinki, Teurastamo

10:23 | Jan 23rd, 2018

A walk through the Teurastamo area in Helsinki. It’s a district previously known for its slaughterhouses but now classic red-brick buildings host a number of innovative bars and restaurants.
The Swedish hub for Syrian food

30:00 | Jan 19th, 2018

How has Malmö become a prime destination for some of the best Syrian food outside of Syria? Plus: top chef Matt Orlando on fighting food waste with innovation, and top delicacies from Lithuania.
Food Neighbourhoods 67: Montevideo, Mercado Ferrando

06:00 | Jan 16th, 2018

We take a walk through Mercado Ferrando, a brand-new food market that is home to a number of new restaurants in the Uruguayan capital.
The Edmonton food map

30:00 | Jan 12th, 2018

How a new initiative allows Edmontonians to source free produce, surprising health boosts from the kitchen, plus the week’s top headlines from the US.
Food Neighbourhoods 66: Hong Kong, Wong Chuk Hang

12:03 | Jan 9th, 2018

A walk through the Wong Chuk Hang district of Hong Kong, which has rapidly changed since a new subway line connected it to the rest of the city.
The future of beer

30:00 | Jan 5th, 2018

What 2018 holds for craft beers, a high-end restaurant that claims to be the first in the world to use insects as key ingredients and why Croatian olive oils are worth a try.
The best of The Menu 2017

30:00 | Dec 29th, 2017

In this best-of-2017 edition of ‘The Menu’, we call on Jamie Oliver for his top business tips, discover how to become a wine expert and ask what needs fixing in London’s restaurant scene.
The recipe for great pizza

30:00 | Dec 22nd, 2017

The secrets of Italian pizza-making, a scientific approach to preparing bread, plus a new gin that’s been made from grapes instead of grain.
Food Neighbourhoods 65: Bristol, Southville

13:16 | Dec 19th, 2017

A walk through the Southville neighbourhood in Bristol, a destination for some of the best food in the city.
Against food waste

30:00 | Dec 15th, 2017

Italian star chef Massimo Bottura’s campaign against wasted food, a festive cocktail recommendation and berry picking on the Newfoundland island of Fogo.
Food Neighbourhoods 64: Ghent, Het Patershol

11:58 | Dec 12th, 2017

A walk through one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Ghent, Het Patershol, which has recently upped its game in great food and drink.
Secret service

30:00 | Dec 8th, 2017

The UK’s best known front-of-house manager Fred Sirieix on what is behind great service at restaurants. Also: London’s new football stadium that’s aiming to become a top culinary destination and what we’re missing out on in Mexican cuisine.
Food Neighbourhoods 63: Hamburg, Sternschanze and St Pauli

10:02 | Dec 5th, 2017

A walk through Hamburg’s St Pauli and Sternschanze neighbourhoods that have recently upped their game when it comes to great food and drink.
Inside Claridge’s kitchen

30:00 | Dec 1st, 2017

Claridge’s executive chef Martyn Nail on what happens behind the kitchen doors, Sweden’s kombucha brewery, plus top dining spots in Hong Kong.
Food Neighbourhoods 62: Melbourne, Smith Street

09:51 | Nov 28th, 2017

A tour through Melbourne’s Smith Street, populated with a lively mix of adventurous eateries, bars and cafés.
The new wave of whisky

30:00 | Nov 24th, 2017

Japan’s whisky industry is going its own way, what happens when you mix a Scottish whisky brand and a world-famous perfumer, plus how US chef Alex Stupak proves the versatility of Mexican-inspired food.
Food Neighbourhoods 61: Lithuania, Vilnius

11:21 | Nov 21st, 2017

A tour around the Old Town of the Lithuanian capital that, despite the obvious tourist traps, offers plenty of places to sample traditional dishes.
The roots of the modern kitchen

28:17 | Nov 17th, 2017

The innovators behind some of the best kitchen items, the secrets of Taiwan’s street-food flavours and a new boutique ketchup challenging the international players.
Food Neighbourhoods 60: Tofino, British Columbia

09:48 | Nov 14th, 2017

We take a look around a fishing and surfing village that has become a destination for fresh, wild and adventurous restaurants.
Pickled future

28:30 | Nov 10th, 2017

Why pickles and fermentation are proving to be increasingly popular in London and Istanbul. Plus: Tarek Malouf of Hummingbird Bakery on how he brought US-style cooking to Europe and the Middle East.
Food Neighbourhoods 59: Amman, Jebel Weibdeh

11:45 | Nov 7th, 2017

A tour of one of the Jordanian capital's oldest districts which has become a haven for Amman's community of artists and food artisans.
The meaning of rice

30:00 | Nov 3rd, 2017

The secrets behind Japan’s love for rice, chef and restaurateur Dan Barber’s fight against food waste, plus a visit to one of Milan’s best wine bars.
Food Neighbourhoods 58: Copenhagen, Refshaleøen

11:32 | Oct 31st, 2017

A tour around the former industrial harbour that has reinvented itself as a culinary destination.
The Sportsman

30:00 | Oct 27th, 2017

How Stephen Harris transformed a tired old Kent pub into one of the UK’s top restaurants. Plus: London’s new food destination Bloomberg Arcade and Ljubljana’s top food event.
Food Neighbourhoods 57: Philadelphia, Reading Terminal

09:20 | Oct 24th, 2017

We visit an indoor farmers’ market housed beneath an old train shed that has become one of Philadelphia’s definitive venues.
The humblest of celebrity chefs

30:00 | Oct 20th, 2017

How a Buddhist nun is influencing chefs around the world, the undiscovered delicacies of the Palestinian kitchen and the highlights of the cookery book section at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Food Neighbourhoods 56: Malmö, Möllevångstorget

13:24 | Oct 17th, 2017

A tour around the colourful and multicultural neighbourhood of Möllevångstorget in southern Sweden’s largest city.
Brilliant, basically

30:00 | Oct 13th, 2017

The Swedish philosophy that changes what your meal looks like and Australian favourite Donna Hay on why basic cookery skills deserve more attention. Plus: how to bring a hit restaurant concept from Hong Kong to London.
Food Neighbourhoods 55: Lisbon, Príncipe Real

10:56 | Oct 10th, 2017

One of the Portuguese capital’s premier residential and shopping areas, Príncipe Real has recently become a hub for new and interesting restaurants.
Rethinking food and drink

30:00 | Oct 6th, 2017

Cocktail guru Ryan Chetiyawardana’s adventures in the kitchen, Estonian chefs building the nation’s culinary identity and Martin Morales’s new Peruvian recipes.
Food Neighbourhoods 54: Sydney, Carriageworks Farmers Market

10:21 | Oct 3rd, 2017

Located in the heart of Sydney’s Redfern neighbourhood, Carriageworks Farmers Market is an unbeatable destination from some of Australia’s best produce.
Breaking food clichés

30:00 | Sep 29th, 2017

We meet a Slovenian entrepreneur who has made vegan and vegetarian cuisine a hit in Ljubljana, ponder how to keep a 100-year-old restaurant relevant and get the week’s top headlines from the US.
Food Neighbourhoods 53: Cape Town, Bo-Kaap

10:58 | Sep 26th, 2017

Set into the slopes of Table Mountain, the neighbourhood of Bo-Kaap is visually impressive. Besides its unique looks, the area also has its own distinctive food culture.
A Persian feast

28:02 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Cookbook author Sabrina Ghayour’s top dishes from the Middle East, Amsterdam’s vegan food boom and the week’s top headlines from Tokyo.
Food Neighbourhoods 52: Oslo, Vippa food market

12:18 | Sep 19th, 2017

We take a tour of the Norwegian capital’s new food destination, which acts as a springboard for aspiring restaurateurs and helps immigrants integrate through food businesses.
The best of Lisbon

30:00 | Sep 15th, 2017

We're in the Portuguese capital to meet some of the makers who have given the country’s culinary reputation a global boost.
Food Neighbourhoods 51: London, Brixton

09:20 | Sep 12th, 2017

Brixton has established itself as a food destination to be reckoned with. Monocle 24's Holly Fisher is a local and explores the places that have put the area on the culinary map.
From Mexico with love

30:00 | Sep 8th, 2017

What Mexican chef Martha Ortiz wants to make the world understand about her country’s food, what the greatest dining institutions in São Paulo have in common, plus a Portuguese wine region that deserves more attention.
Food Neighbourhoods 50: Taipei, Da’an and Songshan

10:06 | Sep 5th, 2017

A tour around two districts in Taipei, Asia’s mecca for street food and night markets.
The makings of a top chef

30:00 | Sep 1st, 2017

What it takes to cook without recipes, a chef who wants to turn Russian food into a hit and Mathias Dahlgren’s vegetarian venture in Stockholm.
Food Neighbourhoods 49: Athens, Petralona

04:58 | Aug 29th, 2017

Central but off the beaten track, the neighbourhood of Petralona is proving that the Greek capital’s culinary offerings reach far beyond Greek cuisine.
Treats from Myanmar

29:09 | Aug 25th, 2017

Delicacies from Myanmar, Italy’s prized culatello ham, plus a cocktail recommendation from Rich Hunt, one of the UK’s top bartenders.
Food Neighbourhoods 48: Buenos Aires, Villa Crespo

11:24 | Aug 22nd, 2017

In recent years, the Argentinian capital has upped its game as a gastronomic destination. Monocle’s Frederick Bernas and food writer Allie Lazar tour the Buenos Aires neighbourhood of Villa Crespo.
The Finnish way

30:00 | Aug 18th, 2017

Why Finland may challenge its Scandi neighbours on Nordic fare, what makes the best butter in the world, plus the top food and drink news headlines from the US.
Food Neighbourhoods 47: New York, Harlem

08:20 | Aug 15th, 2017

Monocle’s New York bureau chief Ed Stocker tours some of Harlem’s best brunch joints with Herb Karlitz, co-founder of the Harlem EatUp! food festival.
Cooking from the Caucasus

29:31 | Aug 11th, 2017

New recipes from the Caucasus region, the revival of Jewish food in Berlin and a new high-end mixer brand taking over Europe.
Food Neighbourhoods 46: Edmonton’s downtown 

14:51 | Aug 8th, 2017

Despite having been overshadowed by metropolitan hubs such as Toronto and Montreal, Edmonton has rapidly grown into a food destination diverse enough to please all pallets.
Supporting the locals

30:00 | Aug 4th, 2017

We discover how to create a beloved neighbourhood restaurant and visit a Venice restaurant championing local ingredients. Plus: a Berlin initiative connecting food innovators and industry.
Food Neighbourhoods 45: Cairo's downtown

11:10 | Aug 1st, 2017

We explore an area of the Egyptian capital where historic restaurants have been serving some of the best food in the city for decades.
Varied tastes

30:00 | Jul 28th, 2017

A visit to the Canadian Food Championships in Edmonton and London’s new west-Africa-inspired restaurant Ikoyi, plus the week’s top headlines from Italy.
Food Neighbourhoods 44: Moscow, Patriarch’s Ponds

09:45 | Jul 25th, 2017

A tour of a neighbourhood closely linked to Russian history and literature, which in recent years has become a hub for food and drink.
The Monocle Restaurant Awards

28:44 | Jul 21st, 2017

The winners of this year’s Monocle Restaurant Awards. Plus, the Mexican food-tour boom and the week’s top headlines from Hong Kong.
Food Neighbourhoods 43: São Paulo, Centro

14:17 | Jul 18th, 2017

A tour around the district that hosts some of the best restaurants in the Brazilian megalopolis.
Treats from Lisbon

30:00 | Jul 14th, 2017

Why Lisbon food deserves more attention, the oldest Arabic ice-cream parlour in Ramallah, plus top-notch wine from Ecuador.
Food Neighbourhoods 42: Malta, Valletta

08:16 | Jul 11th, 2017

A tour through one of the smallest capital cities in Europe that's been a melting pot of Middle Eastern and European influences for centuries.
The best of Stockholm

30:00 | Jul 7th, 2017

We’re in Stockholm to meet some of the most ambitious, innovative and clever entrepreneurs shaking up the Swedish capital’s food-and-drink scene.
Food Neighbourhoods 41: Stockholm, Östermalm

13:11 | Jul 4th, 2017

A tour of Stockholm’s affluent area of Östermalm, home to some of the Nordic region’s best cuisine.
The Hawaiian treat

28:18 | Jun 30th, 2017

Tips for preparing poke, Massimo Bottura’s latest not-for-profit project, the future of port-wine production in Portugal and the headlines from Singapore.
Food Neighbourhoods 40: Seattle, Ballard

09:32 | Jun 27th, 2017

A tour in the Seattle neighbourhood of Ballard, which has changed from a sleepy fisherman’s village into one of the city’s most up-and-coming areas.
Caravan: from New Zealand to London

30:00 | Jun 23rd, 2017

How a team of Kiwis succeeded in creating one of London’s favourite restaurants and coffee brands. Plus: a new wave of Chinese street food and how to launch a great café.
Food Neighbourhoods 39: Porto, Matosinhos

06:27 | Jun 20th, 2017

A tour on Rua Heróis de França in Matosinhos: the best street, according to any Portuguese in the know, on which to eat fish.
The best of Venice

30:00 | Jun 16th, 2017

We’re in Venice to meet the shakers and makers of a culinary landscape that’s re-inventing itself.
Food Neighbourhoods 38: Madrid, Chamberí

12:56 | Jun 13th, 2017

A tour around Chamberí, which has been reawakened by a new generation of gourmands. Our guide is Monocle’s Liam Aldous.
Brae: putting Birregurra on the food map

30:00 | Jun 9th, 2017

How Australia’s Brae became one of the best restaurants in the southern hemisphere, fast food by top chefs in New York, plus how mezcal is taking over London.
Food Neighbourhoods 37: Venice, Castello

10:43 | Jun 6th, 2017

A tour in the district of Castello which, away from the tourist flows, has managed to keep its strong local character.
Marcus Samuelsson

30:00 | Jun 2nd, 2017

One of New York’s most famous chefs Marcus Samuelsson on how to create a restaurant that connects with the local community, why Kazakhstan is a wine country to keep an eye on, plus how to make Parisians fall in love with fish and chips.
Food Neighbourhoods 36: Seville, El Arenal

11:39 | May 30th, 2017

A tour of the El Arenal district of the Andalusian capital, which is famous for its cuisine.
Foraging in Sao Paulo

28:28 | May 26th, 2017

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

14:44 | May 23rd, 2017

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

30:00 | May 19th, 2017

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

11:07 | May 16th, 2017

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

30:00 | May 12th, 2017

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

08:39 | May 9th, 2017

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

28:56 | May 5th, 2017

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

12:21 | May 2nd, 2017

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

30:00 | Apr 28th, 2017

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

07:59 | Apr 25th, 2017

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

30:00 | Apr 21st, 2017

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

09:16 | Apr 18th, 2017

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

30:00 | Apr 14th, 2017

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

10:25 | Apr 11th, 2017

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

30:00 | Apr 7th, 2017

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

13:10 | Apr 4th, 2017

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

28:51 | Mar 31st, 2017

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

09:59 | Mar 28th, 2017

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

30:00 | Mar 24th, 2017

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

11:30 | Mar 21st, 2017

Monocle’s David Plaisant takes us to the neighbourhood of Testaccio, a delicious antidote to the chaotic central Rome.
Pitti Taste: the best of Italian produce

30:00 | Mar 17th, 2017

We get the highlights from the Pitti Taste food fair in Florence and find out how restaurateur Kurt Zdesar always knows what the next big thing for hospitality is. Plus: the week’s top headlines from Istanbul.
Food Neighbourhoods 25: Chicago, Irving Park Road

14:23 | Mar 14th, 2017

Monocle contributor Alison Cuddy and local food lover Coyote DeGroot tour Chicago’s historic Irving Park Road.
Pay what you want

30:00 | Mar 10th, 2017

The success of a pay-what-you-want concept at a Rio de Janeiro café, British meat guru Richard Turner’s top tips and why Chicago has become a force to be reckoned with on the US culinary scene.
Food Neighbourhoods 24: Berlin, Savignyplatz

11:10 | Mar 7th, 2017

Monocle's Kati Krause tours Berlin's Savignyplatz with Daliah Hoffman, food editor of ‘Mit Vergnügen’ magazine.
Fuss-free cooking

30:00 | Mar 3rd, 2017

Thomasina Miers’ fuss-free approach in the kitchen, Seoul’s trouble with fried-chicken joints and Madrid’s new speciality saffron shop.
Food Neighbourhoods 23: Lisbon, Alcantara

07:11 | Mar 1st, 2017

Monocle’s Syma Tariq and urban researcher and travel guide Francesca Savoldi tour the Lisbon neighbourhood of Alcantara.
Is London’s food scene broken?

30:00 | Feb 24th, 2017

In a special edition live from Monocle HQ, Grace Dent, Nicholas Lander, Martin Morales and Jonathan Downey discuss what needs fixing in the capital’s restaurants – and what they can teach the rest of the world.
Food Neighbourhoods 22: Florentin, Tel Aviv

10:01 | Feb 21st, 2017

Monocle’s Mary Pelletier and Inbal Baum of the culinary tour company Delicious Israel visit the Tel Aviv’s fastest-growing food destination.
Making way for the new

30:00 | Feb 17th, 2017

The Austrian restaurateur fighting conventions and the wine-subscription service getting customers out of their comfort zones. Plus: why saffron is not just for risotto, buns and biryanis.
Food Neighbourhoods 21: Amsterdam, Javastraat

09:41 | Feb 14th, 2017

Monocle’s Venetia Rainey and performer Maureen de Jong tour Amsterdam’s eastern neighbourhoods.
Jamie Oliver

28:25 | Feb 10th, 2017

Jamie Oliver on the successes, failures and the biggest lessons he has learned over the course of his career, plus the week’s top headlines from the US.
Food Neighbourhoods 20: New Delhi, Majnu Ka Tilla

07:07 | Feb 7th, 2017

Food tour guide Anubhav Sapra is our guide to the New Delhi neighbourhood of Majnu Ka Tilla, a destination for amazing Tibetan food.
The reappraisal of British food

29:49 | Feb 3rd, 2017

US food writer Colman Andrews on why the world should be more appreciative of British food, Hong Kong’s brand new food-truck pilot project and the week’s top headlines from Tokyo.
Food Neighbourhoods 19: Colonia Juárez, Mexico City

09:14 | Jan 31st, 2017

Food tour guide and blogger Rocio Vasquez is our guide to the Mexico City neighbourhood of La Juárez, which is famous for its excellent restaurants.
The blue wine controversy

28:36 | Jan 27th, 2017

How a new wine from the Basque Country is causing a commotion among the area’s producers, the most prominent coffee trends in 2017 and the week’s top headlines from around Europe.
Food Neighbourhoods 18: Milan, Brera

07:22 | Jan 24th, 2017

Monocle correspondent Ivan Carvalho is our guide to the Milan neighbourhood of Brera, famous for its food shops and restaurants.
A restaurant with no kitchen

30:00 | Jan 20th, 2017

A Finnish restaurant where customers enjoy takeaway food, French master-baker Eric Kayser on what makes a successful bakery, the week’s top headlines from Down Under and the benefits of cooking with nut butter.
Food Neighbourhoods 17: Helsinki, Bulevardi

12:50 | Jan 17th, 2017

Food-and-wine writer Arto Koskelo and Monocle’s Petri Burtsov take a tour Bulevardi, one of Helsinki’s most historic streets, in crisp minus 20C winter weather.
Does technology ruin restaurants?

30:00 | Jan 13th, 2017

Can new technology help restaurants to improve the customer experience or should the gadgetry be left to the fast-food chains? Plus: Spanish star chef David Muñoz’s new London restaurant.
Food Neighbourhoods 16: San Sebastián, Gros

09:34 | Jan 10th, 2017

Monocle’s Liam Aldous tours one of the most exciting food districts in the Basque country.
New beginnings

30:00 | Jan 6th, 2017

We find out how Uruguay is trying to up its food game and become a world-class culinary destination, discover new healthy products hitting the UK market and look through this week’s top headlines from the US.
Food Neighbourhoods 15: Vienna, Servitenviertel

09:31 | Jan 3rd, 2017

Monocle’s Alexei Korolyov tours the Servitenviertel, one of Vienna’s most beautiful residential areas – and a constantly improving food destination.
The Menu: best of 2016

57:13 | Dec 30th, 2016

Highlights from the past year, from the restaurants that changed the US to what makes a great restaurant menu. Plus: what do grapevines and Mozart have in common?
Drink innovators

30:00 | Dec 23rd, 2016

We examine crisp and cool new ideas in the drinks industry, from the world’s first spirit distilled from birch sap to evolutions in beer. Plus: saké from California.
Virgilio Martinez’s Peruvian discoveries

30:00 | Dec 16th, 2016

Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez’s new project high in the Andes, a Madrid restaurant that offers free dinners for the homeless, a great cocktail for the holiday season and David Muñoz’s favourite Christmas recipe.
Food Neighbourhoods 14: Belgrade, Dorcol

11:46 | Dec 13th, 2016

Traditionally one of Belgrade's most attractive neighbourhoods, Dorcol is becoming increasingly famous for its food. Monocle's Guy De Launey and chef Lars Ekberg take us on a tour.
Open sesame

30:00 | Dec 9th, 2016

A Samaritan village in the West Bank that has launched its own tahini brand, London’s first Italian craft wine bar and how an Englishman turned a French abbey into a luxury hotel and food destination. Plus: a news update from our friends at Food Repu...Show More
Food Neighbourhoods 13: Ho Chi Minh City, District 3

09:41 | Dec 6th, 2016

Formerly known as Saigon, the former capital of French Indochina pulses with energy and its food scene bears testament to that fact. Australian journalist Barbara Adam takes Monocle’s Jason Li to her favourite food street: Cao Thang in the city’s Dis...Show More
Top of the chops

30:00 | Dec 2nd, 2016

Author Tim Hayward has written a book focusing on the world’s greatest knives, from extravagantly expensive Japanese sushi blades to the humble bread knife. Also on the show: Dutch chef Sergio Herman’s new potato-related project and why home-brewing ...Show More
Food Neighbourhoods 12: Melbourne, Victoria Street

09:54 | Nov 29th, 2016

We take a tour of Melbourne’s Victoria Street, locally known as Little Saigon, with Monocle correspondent Adrian Craddock.
Pierre Koffmann’s 50 years in the kitchen

30:00 | Nov 25th, 2016

Influential French chef Pierre Koffmann on what defines his cooking, an Australian take on gin and why the world could learn a lesson or two from the Swiss slow-food movement.
Food Neighbourhoods 11: Athens, Exarchia

08:04 | Nov 22nd, 2016

With a reputation as a stronghold for anarchists, students and intellectuals, the district of Exarchia in downtown Athens is going through the gradual process of gentrification. It is not famous for its food – yet. But that is bound to change thanks ...Show More
The best cheese in the world

30:00 | Nov 18th, 2016

We visit the World Cheese Awards in San Sebastián and check out the cookbooks that top chefs love. Plus: the week’s headlines from Toronto and what front-of-house staff can learn from an employee-exchange programme.
Food neighbourhoods 10: Bangkok, Banglamphu

11:12 | Nov 15th, 2016

Bangkok’s old quarter of Banglamphu has long been a top culinary destination for Thais, with its street-food sellers and shophouse restaurants serving sought-after specialities. Our guide is author Chawadee Nualkhair.
What makes a great restaurant menu?

30:00 | Nov 11th, 2016

Restaurant critic and author Nicholas Lander on what makes a great restaurant menu, the first single-malt whiskey in North America and an interview with Richard Geoffroy, custodian of Dom Pérignon champagne.
Food Neighbourhoods 9: Rio de Janeiro, Largo do Machado

11:12 | Nov 8th, 2016

A district that reflects Brazil’s waves of immigration, Largo do Machado is a gem that has remained undiscovered by international tourism. Our guide is Tom Le Mesurier of Eat Rio.
The skills

30:00 | Nov 4th, 2016

Top chef Monica Galetti discusses the skills that separate professional chefs from others and we get a taste for Canadian comfort food with an aboriginal twist. Plus what to expect from London’s own version of New York’s famed restaurant Aquavit.
Food Neighbourhoods 8: Toronto, Kensington Market

14:10 | Nov 1st, 2016

Originally a Jewish neighbourhood, Toronto's Kensingston Market has experienced an influx of immigrants from the Azores to the Caribbean. Our guide is Corey Mintz, food columnist for ‘The Globe and Mail’.
Gooseneck barnacles and the best Brazilian wines

30:00 | Oct 28th, 2016

The tricky business of harvesting gooseneck barnacles in the Pacific and why Brazilian wine businesses are worth keeping an eye on. Plus: award-winning food writer and broadcaster Ravinder Bhogal’s first London restaurant.
Food Neighbourhoods 7: Istanbul, Kumkapi district

09:41 | Oct 25th, 2016

A neighbourhood on the coastal European side of Istanbul, Kumkapi is a melting pot of migrants and wholesalers from Africa, the Caucasus and central Asia. We get a taste for the city’s rare cosmopolitan culinary mix.
Ten restaurants that changed the US

30:00 | Oct 21st, 2016

Author Paul Freedman lists the American restaurants that have had the biggest impact on the country, patissier Pierre Hermé explains how much you can do with chocolate and we visit a groundbreaking wine business in Portland, Oregon.
Food neighbourhoods 6: Singapore, Katong district

12:03 | Oct 18th, 2016

Off the beaten tourist track, Katong is a vibrant area home to a number of Singapore's varied ethnic groups. Our guide to the neighbourhood's food-and-drink outposts is Debbie Yong, digital editor for the Michelin Guide Singapore.
Spanish made simple

30:00 | Oct 14th, 2016

Chef Omar Allibhoy proves that cooking Spanish food doesn’t need to be complicated. Meanwhile, we are in Melbourne to visit a business that is helping the city’s residents to make their own wine and we hear why a new fondue product is upsetting the S...Show More
Food neighbourhoods 5: Zürich, Kreis 4

11:59 | Oct 11th, 2016

Once a seedy neighbourhood, Zürich’s Kreis 4 has gradually become popular among the city’s creatives. While retaining some of its original character, it is now a thriving hub for new restaurants, bars and cafés.
The pastry master

30:00 | Oct 7th, 2016

We meet world-famous pastry chef Dominique Ansel, who shot to international fame with the invention of the cronut, and hear how his playful ideas have helped his business expand from New York to Tokyo – and now London. Meanwhile, we talk to Giuseppe ...Show More
Food neighbourhoods 4: Tsukiji fish market

10:34 | Oct 4th, 2016

Now in the midst of a relocation row, Tsukiji market has showcased some of the world’s most desirable seafood for 80 years. Our guide Ted Bestor, author of ‘Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World’ shows us around.
The Monocle Guide to Drinking & Dining

30:00 | Sep 30th, 2016

This special edition of ‘The Menu’ is all about our new book. Learn how to launch a restaurant, explore the best food and drink packaging and discover how to host great parties. Plus: Martha Stewart’s “last meal”.
Food neighbourhoods 3: Lower East Side, New York

14:44 | Sep 27th, 2016

An area in flux, the once grungy Lower Manhattan neighbourhood is quickly becoming the best place to eat, drink and be merry in New York. Richard Martin, editorial director of ‘Food Republic’, guides us around the neighbourhood.
Rum’s new dimensions

30:00 | Sep 23rd, 2016

Rum tips from spirits writer Dave Broom, Australia’s kitchen goddess Donna Hay on achieving balance in life and food, a Kazakhstan business producing unusually large apples and the week’s top news stories from Europe.
Food Neighbourhoods 2: East London

11:58 | Sep 20th, 2016

East London has gone through a dramatic change this millennium. Now challenging the West End with its food and drink offerings, it attracts ever more new creative ideas and businesses that nevertheless retain its distinctive character. Our guide is f...Show More
Focus on food media

30:00 | Sep 16th, 2016

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.
Food Neighbourhoods 1: Hong Kong

12:52 | Sep 13th, 2016

In the inaugural episode of ‘Food Neighbourhoods’ we head to the Hong Kong district of Sham Shui Po, home to the most vibrant Cantonese palates, to see the sights, sample the tastes and meet the young creatives moving in and adding their own spices ...Show More
The art of butchery

28:58 | Sep 9th, 2016

We visit a Berlin butcher shop that aims to save the craft that’s getting rarer in Germany, cook with miso (the way you’ve never cooked with miso before) and explore the changing face of the global tea industry.
Delights from shacks and beach huts

28:58 | Sep 2nd, 2016

We stop by Breddos Tacos, a success story from London, and meet an international team that turned a beach hut into a pan-Mediterranean kitchen in Ibiza. Plus: our friends at Food Republic bring us news from North America.
New ideas from the Middle East

28:59 | Aug 26th, 2016

We meet honey producers in Lebanon, check out a controversial five-star menu in Bethlehem and discover what food writer Elisabeth Luard has learned from her career. Plus: the week’s top headlines from Singapore.
New opportunities

28:40 | Aug 19th, 2016

Tips on successful crowdfunding in the hospitality business, how to invest in fine wines and why the durian fruit deserves more attention (despite its awful smell).
Future food

30:00 | Aug 12th, 2016

A trial of Starship Technologies’ new delivery robot, possibly the best artisan ice-cream business in Latin America, a craft-beer boom in Bangalore and the week’s top food headlines from Europe.
Classics with a modern twist

28:38 | Aug 5th, 2016

We sample a hi-tech approach to making wine, detail a German business that found success from single-variety juices made from regional fruits and list the ingredients needed to make a great British pub – with atmosphere.
Norway’s food capital

30:00 | Jul 29th, 2016

We are at Stavanger’s Gladmat food festival, the biggest of its kind in Scandinavia. The Norwegian city’s top restaurateurs, chefs and producers prove why it is still a culinary capital – despite concerns over falling oil prices.
Success stories

30:00 | Jul 22nd, 2016

How a group of entrepreneurs is working hard to make Israel famous for its whisky, tips for rescuing a restaurant that’s going through tough times and the week’s top news from our friends at Food Republic.
The Monocle Restaurant Awards

30:00 | Jul 15th, 2016

We reveal the winner of this year’s awards, ask if craft-beer brewers are running out of good brand names and get the week’s top news from Latin America.