Samuel Muston is deputy editor & food editor of The Independent Magazine. He also writes a weekly food column
13 February 2015 12:00 AM
Kokumi (a confection of the Japanese words for "rich" and "taste") has been mooted since the 1980s, but is only now gaining ground in scientific journals
09 February 2015 11:39 AM
Michelin-starred fast food, international fine dining, delectable dim sum ... this city has it all –just be prepared to wait, says Samuel Muston
06 February 2015 06:02 PM
Whether you’re after a bottle for Valentine’s or a weekend do, IndyBest raises a glass to sparklers fit for a special occasion
05 February 2015 11:00 PM
The celebrations begin the day before the lunar new year – which this year falls on 19 February – and run for the 15 days. Samuel Muston wishes it could be Chinese New Year every week
30 January 2015 12:00 AM
Samuel Muston makes a pilgrimage to Beigel Bake in London each week
At Art Basel Miami Beach, the most impressive piece of artistry is getting on the evening's guest list
24 January 2015 12:00 AM
During the first week in December, art doesn't so much distract Miami as swallow it and South Beach is the focus of an extraordinary, week-long binge of parties, dinners, and receptions. Samuel Muston joins the queue
23 January 2015 05:30 PM
At night-time, the possession of a serviced room is nigh on disastrous, as Samuel Muston recalls
16 January 2015 12:00 AM
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'"
09 January 2015 12:00 AM
Esquire magazine has declared High Lane Oatcakes as the eighth best place in the kingdom to have breakfast
03 January 2015 12:00 AM
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.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
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Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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- 3 Mother 'will allow son's circumcision in return for release from prison'
- 4 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
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