Samuel Muston

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

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Do not disturb: solo dining can be a joy

The blissful silence of a peaceful meal for one

Amsterdam's "individual dining concept" restaurant, Eenmaal, will pop up in London's Soho to "encourage Brits to reclaim their lunch breaks and enjoy fresh cuisine, with a side order of 'temporary disconnection'"

Oatcakes were the original fast food

On the Menu: Cooking a Staffordshire oatcake for breakfast is one of life's pleasures

Esquire magazine has declared High Lane Oatcakes as the eighth best place in the kingdom to have breakfast

The best men's moisturisers: Help keep the signs of your month-long hangover at bay

The weather outside is frightful and yes the fire is so delightful – and, quite frankly, that ain't always the best news for your skin. The icy winds outside and the warm gusts of central heating inside contrive to dry sensitive skin as if it were a festive turkey.

Greed is good: Michael Douglas (right) as Gordon Gecko

Gluttony may be the only way to beat this grey, grim month

The most pernicious initiative in the past decade is a dry-healthy-gym-bound January

Top table: the beautiful dining room at Skye Gyngell’s Spring

The best, worst, and weirdest culinary happenings of 2014: A year when 'metropolitan affectation' had a sweet ending

"Artisan toast" popped up, Skye Gyngell returned with London's most beautiful dining room and Iron Bru became a worrying trend in cocktails...

Meal high club: Lorraine Pascale is leading a revolution in airline food

Virgin Atlantic have enlisted the cookbook writer to spruce up their menu

Christmas 2014: 10 best men's grooming gifts

From body balm to eau de toilette, these are the gifts to give the well-manicured man in your life

Hip with chips: KFC’s first redesigned branch, in Bracknell, Berkshire. Other branches will also be made over next year

KFC has rebranded its Bracknell outlet - but will cool stools and low lighting make you want eat at the branch?

The restaurant features exposed ceilings, brick-effect walls, and illustrations of ingredients. In essence, it seems to be de-KFCing KFC, says Samuel Muston

Does it add up? Remember to leave a 12.5 per cent tip

Samuel Muston: "All bill breaker-downers are skinflints and they are usually trying to pay less"

Anyone who goes to the trouble of getting out a calculator to work out exactly how much they owe usually forgets to add the service

Chef Neil Rankin makes some cracking eggs and is set to open a new London restaurant dedicated to his speciality

The eat cleaver man known as the 'egg pervert' is to open Bad Egg

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