Samuel Muston

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

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Dimbleby visited the Vagabond tattoo studio in east London, followed by cameramen for the 30-minute procedure

David Dimbleby: A tattoo? At his age?

As the BBC's David Dimbleby, 75, gets a scorpion inked on his shoulder, Samuel Muston looks at the growing trend for body art among the Saga generation

Samuel Muston: Forbes Magazine tells me octopus is the new prawn, and veganism is in

If Forbes Magazine were a person it would probably wear hemp trousers. Or at least that's the conclusion I've drawn since the business bible declared last week that "high-end vegan" food was going to be the number 1 coming food trend of 2014.

Bill de Blasio, New York’s new mayor

Bone up on Bill de Blasio: New York's new mayor promises to be shot in arm for city

The family man and late-riser may owe his success to a sexting scandal, say Samuel Muston

The golden volcanoes of molten cheese and egg yolk took the day

On the menu: Huevos rancheros; elderflower tonic; TOG santoku knives; Rene Redzepi

This week I've been eating… Huevos rancheros

Top London chef Tom Aikens has teamed up with Slow Food UK to promote eating forgotten foods

I'll have the fidget: Top chefs want to reintroduce forgotten foods to our plates

Ever tasted a hopshoot? Or a Northdown clawnut? What about Huntingdon fidget pie? Chances are those dishes are about as familiar to you as dodo meat. But maybe not for much longer. Slow Food UK, the British arm of the group founded in Italy in 1986 to counter the rise of fast food, have added those three, along with whey butter, Musselburgh leeks, Manx kippers and blue grey beef, to its list of forgotten foods.

The Kraken Rum Edible Autopsy
Meeting the mouse of the hour

Of mice and menus: The wonderful world of Walt Disney, waffles, and growing waistlines

Breakfast lasagne and steaks big enough to feed a family? Just a morsel of what’s on offer at Walt Disney World Resort

Pablo Flack and David Waddington's new restaurant is Hoi Polloi

On the menu: Hoi Polloi's crab salad; Waitrose steak; champagne at the Shard; Ferran Adria

This week I've been eating... crab salad with melba toast

The Nexus 7 is the best 7in tablet on the market

A week with: The Nexus 7.2, Google's answer to the iPad

Price: from £199
Size: 7in
Operating system: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Memory: 16GB or 32GB internal storage
Display: 1920x1200 Weight: 290g

Like two peas in a pod: Mark Hix and Jason Lowe on cooking and photographing some of Britain's finest food

They have cooked and photographed over 2,000 dishes together – Samuel Muston watches the entertaining and surprisingly stress-free 'marriage' of Mark Hix and Jason Lowe in action in the kitchen. Plus, the pair present some of their classic recipes

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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam