Samuel Muston is deputy editor & food editor of The Independent Magazine. He also writes a weekly food column
Chef Neil Rankin makes some cracking eggs and is set to open a new London restaurant dedicated to his speciality
06 November 2014 06:24 PM
The eat cleaver man known as the 'egg pervert' is to open Bad Egg
30 October 2014 10:00 PM
Food, or the way we relate to it, is making us anxious, says Samuel Muston
23 October 2014 10:50 PM
A wailing, misbehaving child is annoying; a wailing, misbehaving adult is positively nauseating
16 October 2014 11:00 PM
The celebrated St James's restaurant has had a £3m refurbishment
18 September 2014 10:00 PM
The vogue for making use of that bit of papery real estate on a bottle began in 1945
12 September 2014 12:00 AM
Until two weeks ago, my relationship with sake had not been what you'd call satisfactory. My abiding memory of it comes from about eight years ago. I was 18, and my friend and I decided to put the five-year-old bottle we had found in his parents' house – given by an inexplicable Japanese exchange student (inexplicable because no one in his family went to Japan in return) – into a microwave.
05 September 2014 12:00 AM
Until two weeks ago, my attention had not been overly troubled by oyster pebbles. It's just, well, they had never really come up. Why would they, I mean? A bowl full of pebbles, in which is hidden a tiny, pebble-like meringue filled with an oyster cream of remarkable sharpness, isn't something that is often served in the Muston household. But now I look upon them with a favour previously reserved for close family members.
28 August 2014 10:00 PM
Ah, Krug & Krustacean! A match made in alliterative heaven. Well, maybe not.
14 August 2014 11:00 PM
Walking up London's Northumberland Avenue, you wouldn't know that it was there. Look up and you see only the vast Portland stoned edifices of a Britain at the top of its imperial game. The buildings are, shall we say, unsympathetic; it is about as far from a pastoral vision as it's possible to get. And yet if you could look down on one of the bigger buildings, the Corinthia Hotel, you would see something quite different: a small forest of tomato plants.
07 August 2014 11:30 PM
Ice-cold, hard as steel, and with the strength of a bull elephant – if ever a drink was deserving of an exhibition, it is the martini. It is the antonymic two-fingers to the sugar-sweet cocktails of the 1990s, and the ever-growing vogue for martinis makes my heart soar. For I believe, as the American essayist HL Mencken said, "a martini is a sonnet in a glass": it is a single boozy idea taken to the limits of alcohol-soaked perfection.
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Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
- 5 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats