Samuel Muston

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

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Cheap and cheerful: Spam sales rise when times are hard

Is Spam about to have a fashion moment?

Spam producer Hormel has launched a SPAMERICAN! TOUR 2015 in a bid to make the mixture of pork, salt, water, sugar and starch cool

Airline food across the classes: Ever wondered what the other half are eating?

We look at the food offerings across the classes on two of the world's best airlines, and Samuel Muston looks at the turbulent history of mile-high dining
Bright idea: the club’s colourful interiors

The Hospital Club, Covent Garden: Room service

The place is so large that you can hide yourself away if you can’t stand any more air kissing and 'my darling'-ing

Dom Pérignon will occupy a central London townhouse, with its three floors given over to three different maturities (the new 2005 vintage, along with 1998 and 1982)

Champagne's history is as rich as the people who drink it

An unusual combination of events made champagne what it is today

Here for the beer: the Carlsberg advertising stunt in Brick Lane, east London, drawing a crowd

Carlsberg billboard on Brick Lane features built-in pump that dispenses free beer

Samuel Muston explains why it pays to advertise shock-and-awe food

Breakfast of champions: Bloody Marys are a brunch staple

Brunch is the Macaulay Culkin of food - the meal that never reached its potential

Samuel Muston felt short-changed on a recent visit to a local aspirational Italian

Stallholders at Rosewood London Market

London's first weekly Slow Food market: Live the good life at the Rosewood London Hotel

Samuel Muston discovers a farmers' market with a philosophy

No other food has had such a whirligig history as the oyster

Oysters are now affordable again thanks to restaurants like The Richmond in Hackney

Mags Crow's new restaurant will have a happy hour from 5-6pm in the week and 3-6pm on a Saturday, when oysters will be sold at a quid a pop

11 best men's moisturisers

Keep your face feeling smooth and hydrated with a hardworking cream. IndyBest gives the verdict on the pick of the potions

Ducasse says: 'There is an absolute necessity to go towards a better way of eating, in harmony with nature; healthier and more environmentally friendly'

Chef Alain Ducasse has removed all meat from the menu at his eponymous Paris restaurant

The menu at the Plaza Athénée is confined to fish, shellfish, veg and grain

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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

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Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
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Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
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Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
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The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence