In the 21st century age of phagomania, choosing a restaurant to eat at or bar to drink in is no longer the straightforward task it once was. But don’t worry, even if you can’t tell your Mugartiz from your Mirazur, or couldn’t even point to Lyon on a map, the latest Monocle guide — The Monocle Guide to Drinking & Dining — is here and it has you covered.

Not only does the 340-page edition explain the best spots to eat out and imbibe, but it also offers tips on hosting your own dinner events, where to source the best and freshest produce, and what you should be looking for when buying new kitchen utensils. The best markets, shops and producers from Australia to Switzerland are also covered, while there’s another comprehensive rundown of the world’s must-visit restaurants. As with every Monocle publication, original photography and illustrations also feature throughout.

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