Lisa Markwell

Lisa Markwell is the editor of The Independent on Sunday. She was previously executive editor of The Independent, i and The Independent on Sunday and has edited the features pages, and both the Saturday and Sunday supplements. During the two years that she has been editor, The Independent on Sunday has won the Newspaper award for Weekend Newspaper of the Year, and the Press Award for Front Page of the Year. She is an enthusiastic foodie who writes restaurant reviews for the New Review supplement, is the mother of two teenagers and drives an electric car.

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Pick of the crop: Yotam Ottolenghi turned his attention to vegetables

Christmas 2014: Best books on food

The best cookbooks make being in the kitchen fun and relaxing

Action Against Hunger is an international NGO working towards ending child hunger worldwide

Blood, sweat, and gears: how a charity bike ride ended in a hospital visit (in a good way)

Every eight seconds, a child dies from malnutrition in India. But, as Lisa Markwell discovers, there is a way to raise cash and lend a hand: get on your bike for a 450km charity ride to the hospitals of rural Rajasthan

The Smoking Goat: Restaurant review

It might be noisy, dark and tightly packed, but this new Thai barbecue place is on fire

Even if you’re an hour out, you’re still in time for the Independent on Sunday Rainbow List

Did you remember to put your clocks back by an hour? It seems slightly arcane in the age of automatically updating smartphones and digital clock-radios, but there’s always one (usually the one on the oven, or in the bathroom) that trips me up.

Manchester House, restaurant review: Is Aiden Byrne's culinary wizardry just an illusion?

Tower 12, 18-22 Bridge Street, Spinningfields, Manchester. Tel: 0161 835 2557

Lisa Markwell was admitted to a London hospital for a skin graft following a motorbike crash in Thailand

My NHS: From relief to horror after I contracted MRSA on the ward

The infection ate away a skin graft and took hold

A Hunter Lodge

Hunter Lodges, Celtic Manor Resort, Newport

Forget the intimidating hotel on this vast estate and check into one of the chic, welcoming lodges, says Lisa Markwell
Kurobuta

Kurobuta - Restaurant review: Great Scott!

Kurobuta's star chef has managed the near-impossible: to please my entire family in one sitting, says Lisa Markwell

The Harwood Arms, restaurant review: It looks and sounds like a pub - but this Michelin-starred place is several cuts above

Walham Grove, London SW6, tel: 020 7386 1847. £130 for two, with wine

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