Samuel Muston writes features and a weekly food column called On the Menu.
04 March 2013 06:51 PM
It feels like the Anglican Church has given up railing against the lost meaning of Easter eggs – it’s sponsored its own.
X Factor, That Dog Can Dance!, Food Glorious Food, The You Generation...is no area of life safe from Simon Cowell?
28 February 2013 03:21 PM
Is there any corner of British life that Simon Cowell is incapable of introducing hyper-competition and loadsa-money prizes?
26 February 2013 07:30 PM
In our jaded post-Lance Armstrong world, even the sleepiest sports are not immune to the vigilance of the United States Anti-Doping Agency. After a week spent crouched low, kneepads on, caught fish stuffed in their trouser pockets, the winners of last week’s World Ice Fishing Championship were led to a room in the Plaza Hotel, Wausau, Wisconsin, to be tested for steroids and growth hormones.
22 February 2013 11:04 AM
This week ive been drinking... Suntory whisky at Mizuwari
21 February 2013 06:34 PM
Diffusion clothing lines have long been in vogue in the fashion world. But it is unusual when the thing doing the diffusing isn’t some proud fashion megalith but a postal service instead.
19 February 2013 06:51 PM
Make sure you’re hungry if you visit Hachikyo in Sapporo, Japan – really hungry. For if you leave just one grain of rice from the house special, the patron will fine you. A bowl of tsukko meshi costs £15. But if you can’t manage the weighty dish of salmon roe on rice, the owner will stiff you with an extra charge on your bill.
19 February 2013 12:00 AM
MPs and their staff are among increasing numbers who sign up to extra-marital dating sites. Samuel Muston finds out who else is looking for sex without strings
12 February 2013 07:43 PM
American Express is rolling out a micro-payment system to the social network
11 February 2013 05:49 PM
The old phrase “workers of the world, unite thee” is looking a bit stale this week.
Haribo: Kids... and David Cameron love it so, but how did Tangfastics become the PM's fuel of choice?
10 February 2013 08:09 PM
For the Prime Minister at the European Union budget negotiations on Thursday night, it was less the through-the-night fare of beer and sandwiches and more Nespresso and Haribo. It's no surprise to hear that as he was trying to scalp the £1trillion EU budget he was buzzing on espresso (newspapers reported there were only the red, decaf capsules left next to the machine on Friday morning). But Haribo? The little gummy bears? The little GERMAN gummy bears?
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