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. She writes comment pieces for the papers and restaurant reviews for the New Review. Lisa has worked across a variety of newspapers and magazines and can now tick off every publication cycle from daily to quarterly. She is an enthusiastic foodie, mother of two teenagers and drives an electric car. She is writing a book about adoption.
29 December 2013 12:00 AM
2013 was the year I found Twitter to be a useful resource for breaking news and a signpost to reading material I would otherwise have missed
22 December 2013 12:00 AM
Every year I think “that’s it, I’ve got enough cookbooks”. But rather like a black cardigan, or pair of jeans, one can never quite get past the nagging feeling that the next one might just be the perfect one. And then the shelf collapses.
Café Murano: Restaurant review - Angela Hartnett's latest is worthy of its Michelin-starred sister up the road
01 December 2013 12:00 AM
When the Italian restaurant brings you focaccia and a bowl of olive oil, do you groan inwardly? It has become a standard-issue "freebie", but the olive oil is standard issue itself all too often. At Café Murano, the oil is so good that I could quite happily drink it (from Planeta, it's grassy and refined).
23 November 2013 12:00 AM
Restaurant review: Does Oliver Peyton's latest gallery opening The Keeper's House match its exquisite surroundings?
17 November 2013 12:00 AM
Some things change, some things stay the same. The Royal Academy of Arts (RA) in London has stood since the 18th century, resolutely unrevamped. The man behind its new restaurant is on at least his sixth reinvention.
03 November 2013 12:00 AM
Rogano, 11 Exchange Place, Glasgow, tel: 0141 248 4055
27 October 2013 12:00 AM
Frank Hewetson's dry sense of humour shines through in a letter sent from Russia, where he is being held with 29 others arrested on the Arctic Sunrise
Restaurant review: Once you've dined at Gymkhana, you'll never pop out to your local curry house again
20 October 2013 12:00 AM
Gymkhana, 42 Albemarle Street, London W1
06 October 2013 12:00 AM
Parties, shmoozing, babble. The twin worlds of politics and fashion
Restaurant review: South Street Pantry - 'family friendly' doesn't have to mean bland and overpriced
22 September 2013 12:00 AM
Lisa Markwell visits The Cape in Beaconsfield and the South Street Pantry in Bishop's Stortford and finds that - although they both feature jaunty bunting, mismatched furniture and a counter laden with cakes - there the similarity ends
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
- 1 Michelle Obama highlights harsh restrictions faced by Saudi women after meeting King Salman without wearing a headscarf
- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 Kim Kardashian on Bruce Jenner's 'story': 'We support him no matter what, and I think when the time is right, he'll talk'
- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 5 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims