The Finnish love of rye, Valle Isarco wines and chef Jean-Philippe Blondet
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4d ago
We sit down with Jean-Philippe Blondet, the executive chef at London’s Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, to ask what it takes to cook at the highest possible level. Plus: Petri Burtsoff explains why rye holds such cultural significance in Finland and Ivan Carvalho heads to the Valle Iscaro in the foothills of the Italian Alps to find out why the region is becoming increasingly popular for wine. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Food Neighbourhoods #371: Avignon
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by Monocle
6d ago
The southern French city of Avignon is internationally known for its annual summer cultural festival. For more than half of the 14th century, it was also home to the Roman Catholic papacy. Its culinary reputation, however, is often overshadowed by two neighbouring cities: Lyon and Marseille. In this episode, Monocle’s Michael Booth visits the Provençal city to unearth some of its specialties, which range from unique pastries and archeological cheeses to a delicious lamb recipe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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‘A Book about Bread’, Clyde’s Fine Diner and Domaine de Mourchon
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by Monocle
1w ago
We sit down with Dutch baker Issa Niemeijer-Brown, who tells us about his new book, ‘A Book about Bread’. Also in the programme: Monocle’s Tomos Lewis visits Clyde’s Fine Diner in Des Moines, Iowa, and finds out more about the city’s growing culinary scene. Plus: Michael Booth heads to the Rhône valley to meet UK winemaker Kate McKinlay. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Glenfiddich and Club des Chefs des Chefs
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by Monocle
2w ago
We sit down with Struan Grant Ralph of Glenfiddich to savour the past and future of the heritage whiskey brand. Plus: Monocle’s Christopher Cermak joins us in the studio to discuss the world’s most exclusive gastronomic circle: the Club des Chefs des Chefs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Food Neighbourhoods #369: Weserstrasse, Berlin
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by Monocle
3w ago
While the cool folk of Berlin can be found in all corners of the German capital, there’s one particular boulevard where they are known to congregate. Weserstrasse, in the heart of the Neukölln district, is a street where the food and drink offerings have stepped up to the city’s demands. Monocle’s Paige Reynolds takes us on a tour. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Chef Daniel Humm, Lộ Quậy Singapore and St Moritz’s culinary scene
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by Monocle
3w ago
We sit down with acclaimed chef Daniel Humm, of Eleven Madison Park in New York, to hear more about his new food-and-art book, ‘Eat More Plants’, released with publishing icon Gerhard Steidl. Plus: we sample new Vietnamese opening Lộ Quậy Singapore and hit the slopes of St Moritz to find out how the hallowed resort tempts discerning palates in winter. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Food Neighbourhoods 368: Sankthanshaugen, Oslo
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by Monocle
1M ago
From sweet and spongy cinnamon buns with strong cups of coffee to fresh local seafood, there is no shortage of culinary delights in Oslo. Here, Nora Hoel wanders the popular neighbourhood of Sankthanshaugen to show us the best her hometown has to offer. Take a listen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Food Neighbourhoods #367: Burgundy
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by Monocle
1M ago
We head to the Côte d’Or in Central France, which is known as the epicentre of the nation’s fine wine production. Its offerings, however, extend well beyond just wine. From triple-cream cheeses and truffles to honey and ham, there is no shortage of culinary delights to be enjoyed in the region. Monocle’s Liv Kessler takes us on a winding roadtrip from the Côte de Nuits to the Côte de Beaune.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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‘The Cheese Life’, Austria’s soybean revival and Sentia
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by Monocle
1M ago
We sit down with Mathew Carver and Patrick McGuigan, authors of ‘The Cheese Life’, to discuss the obsession with the ingredient and try some delicious British cheeses. Plus: Monocle Radio’s Mariella Bevan speaks to scientist David Nutt, co-founder of Sentia spirits, an alcohol-free alternative designed to capture the relaxation that comes with drinking without the alcohol, and Alexei Korolyov looks back at the surprising history of soybeans in Austria.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Food Neighbourhoods #366: Rebellious Wine Club, London
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by Monocle
1M ago
This week we head to Rebellious Wine Club in London, an ongoing series of wine tastings hosted by some of the most exciting women working in the UK wine industry. Its aim? To debunk some of the more common wine myths and rules, while keeping things relaxed – and maybe even a little bit mischievous. Monocle’s Mae-Li Evans went along to Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings in Clerkenwell to find out more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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