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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Destination Roganville: Chef Simon Rogan has built a colony of restaurants in Cartmel

Picture a little boy, so fascinated by the exotic kiwis and star fruit that his market-trader dad brought home from the Southampton docks that they sat in the fridge not eaten, just gazed at, until they rotted and had to be thrown away. Then picture a superstar chef who won't use anything that's grown more than a few miles from his Cumbria headquarters; a man who has made such humble fare as potatoes, onions and rhubarb into superstars, too.

The French, The Midland, Peter Street, Manchester

Simon Rogan sprinkles a little of his magic on Manchester's Midland hotel

Putting a stop to one-stop shopping: Is Tesco finally losing its appeal?

We used to have high streets and a shop for each need, then Tesco and the other big supermarkets started taking over

Unicef child well-being report: This really is the unlucky generation

Whether its low-level concern or full-blown crisis, for Britain's young people the concept of “prospects” has never seemed so far off

In the forty years since the first mobile phone call, phones have got smarter, but have we?

It would be a fascinating experiment to switch off all the non-call applications of mobile phones – even just for one day

Review: The Clove Club, Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London EC1

You don't have to be a hipster to dine at The Clove Club – just open the door (if you can)

Shaming no-shows: Does the bill include alienation?

In the end, it’s only the restaurant that will be hurt by naming and shaming

Typing: Bring back the quick brown fox

Like cooking, typing has been seen as rather “domestic” and unaspirational to those in charge of education

Review: A Wong, 70-71 Wilton Road, London SW1

Our reviewer goes in search of a Cantonese 'greatest hits' at A Wong

The finished pizza, which takes four minutes to cook

Worth the dough: The Chadwick Oven makes pizzas as delicious as one from a wood-fired oven

If you like pizza like I like pizza, brace yourself. Once tried, this new stove-top oven will become the subject of your dreams and desires. You will rationalise the price (£360), you will invent reasons to knead dough, you will forgo your precious kitchen worktop to create a display space. The Chadwick Oven is sexy.

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