Samuel Muston

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

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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

Morning glory: traditional porridge

Oat cuisine: Half of us now start the day with a bowl of porridge

Whether it's created with salt and a spurtle, topped up from the kettle or ready-made, there's a way that's just right for each of us, says Samuel Muston

Their take on Chawanmushi: a country garden in a bowl, the custard firm, topped with shiitake mushroom, strips of corn and a little forest of edible flowers

On the menu: Chawanmushi; Lily Vanilli; Absolut Originality; Hotel Chocolat; Bistroteque

On the menu: chawanmushi; Peanut Hottie; Keevil and Keevil butchers; Camberwell Love

Grand designs: a room at the hostel

See Venice without pushing the boat out

With it's enviable waterfront location, the city's first major hostel is the perfect base for bright young things – a pocket of daring design that won't hurt the pocket, says Samuel Muston

Davide Segat at Edition serves a 'Henry and the Beast', made with Anchor Steam Beer

Pour me a lagerita: Beer is the unexpected ingredient in the hottest new cocktails

Samuel Muston samples some aperitifs with a dash of ale

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Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

The President came the nearest he has come yet to rivalling George W Bush’s gormless reaction to 9/11 , says Robert Fisk
10 best men's skincare products

Face it: 10 best men's skincare products

Oscar Quine cleanses, tones and moisturises to find skin-savers blokes will be proud to display on the bathroom shelf
Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape
eBay's enduring appeal: Online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce retailer

eBay's enduring appeal

The online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce site
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey calls for immediate action to address the problem
Artist Olafur Eliasson's latest large-scale works are inspired by the paintings of JMW Turner

Magic circles: Artist Olafur Eliasson

Eliasson's works will go alongside a new exhibition of JMW Turner at Tate Britain. He tells Jay Merrick why the paintings of his hero are ripe for reinvention
Josephine Dickinson: 'A cochlear implant helped me to discover a new world of sound'

Josephine Dickinson: 'How I discovered a new world of sound'

After going deaf as a child, musician and poet Josephine Dickinson made do with a hearing aid for five decades. Then she had a cochlear implant - and everything changed
Greggs Google fail: Was the bakery's response to its logo mishap a stroke of marketing genius?

Greggs gives lesson in crisis management

After a mishap with their logo, high street staple Greggs went viral this week. But, as Simon Usborne discovers, their social media response was anything but half baked
Matthew McConaughey has been singing the praises of bumbags (shame he doesn't know how to wear one)

Matthew McConaughey sings the praises of bumbags

Shame he doesn't know how to wear one. Harriet Walker explains the dos and don'ts of fanny packs
7 best quadcopters and drones

Flying fun: 7 best quadcopters and drones

From state of the art devices with stabilised cameras to mini gadgets that can soar around the home, we take some flying objects for a spin
Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

The midfielder returned to the Premier League after two years last weekend. The controversial character had much to discuss after his first game back
Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

British No 1 knows his consistency as well as his fitness needs working on as he prepares for the US Open after a ‘very, very up and down’ year