Samuel Muston is deputy editor & food editor of The Independent Magazine. He also writes a weekly food column
12 June 2014 11:00 PM
Naming a restaurant is like naming a child. Because as with the boy called Jago sent to the toughest comp in mid-Wales, a name can affect the direction of one's formative years. So I have only the deepest sympathy for the staff of Eggslut, a foodtruck-turned-restaurant that opened a few months ago in LA. If that was the best name that they could wrench from their imagination, I wouldn't like to be stuck next to them at a dinner party, even if I was eating their doubtlessly delicious "coddled egg on smooth potato purée in a glass jar" signature dish.
05 June 2014 11:00 PM
They call it the "train of doom" and it's a pretty accurate summation of the 19:00 Virgin Pendilino service from Euston to Manchester Piccadilly.
29 May 2014 07:30 PM
It is perhaps apt that in the week after we reached Peak Farage, we fell off another cliff top – we've reached Peak Burger.
27 May 2014 05:21 PM
The romance of the Greek island of Santorini is now even easier to savour, with new flights from London
22 May 2014 09:00 PM
They are everywhere, spreading out like an oil slick on a duck pond. In new cook books, on the television, laid out bare on menus and sneaking into pretty much every press release about a new restaurant that anyone cares to send me – I feel that I am about to choke on culinary buzzwords.
15 May 2014 10:00 PM
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24 April 2014 10:16 PM
17 April 2014 10:00 PM
Jason Phillips can remember a time when he could scarcely give away tickets for the annual rosé party he throws at the restaurant he manages in central London. "When we started eight years ago, our customers would say to me, 'but Jason, rosé is not really a serious wine, is it?'" Last Tuesday, Franco's St James's held the party to launch this year's 65-strong rosé list – it attracted 250 paying guests.
11 April 2014 02:16 PM
The lobby of the Ace Hotel is humming with life and it’s only 5pm. The long, library-style table – commissioned for the space from Terence Conran’s Benchmark – is crowded with people drinking Square Mile coffee and tapping away on Mac laptops. There is a photo booth in one corner. In another, is the place where guests can arrange to borrow custom-made fixie bikes.
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