Samuel Muston

Samuel Muston is deputy editor & food editor of The Independent Magazine. He also writes a weekly food column

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Paris's supper-club scene vs the old French bistro

The French, as a rule, are not big on change these days. I happened to be in Paris in late June when the city's taxi drivers were trying to create their own small version of the French Revolution, though focused on Uber cabs rather than an ancien régime. They had taken exception to the app-based taxi company – now a feature of life from Manchester to Miami – and were making their voices heard; as indeed were the police, who all seemed to be dressed like RoboCop. 

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Hollywood's new diet: Is LA the ultimate foodie trend-setter?

What they're eating now at the markets and food trucks of Los Angeles is what British diners will be tucking into before you can say 'cold-pressed broccoli'. Samuel Muston finds out the trends we can expect next from the city that gave us sushi rolls, spiralising and quinoa