Samuel Muston

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

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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

The dish owed a lot to bouillabaisse, though its accent was unabashedly Cornish

On the menu: Cornish fish stew; Peanut Hottie; Keevil and Keevil butchers; Camberwell Love

This week I've been eating... Cornish fish stew

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Drifting and forgotten - turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Our partner charities help veterans on the brink – and get them back on their feet
Putin’s far-right ambition: Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU

Putin’s far-right ambition

Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU
Tove Jansson's Moominland: What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?

Escape to Moominland

What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?
Nightclubbing with Richard Young: The story behind his latest book of celebrity photographs

24-Hour party person

Photographer Richard Young has been snapping celebrities at play for 40 years. As his latest book is released, he reveals that it wasn’t all fun and games
Michelle Obama's school dinners: America’s children have a message for the First Lady

A taste for rebellion

US children have started an online protest against Michelle Obama’s drive for healthy school meals by posting photos of their lunches
Colouring books for adults: How the French are going crazy for Crayolas

Colouring books for adults

How the French are going crazy for Crayolas
Jack Thorne's play 'Hope': What would you do as a local politician faced with an impossible choice of cuts?

What would you do as a local politician faced with an impossible choice of cuts?

Playwright Jack Thorne's latest work 'Hope' poses the question to audiences
Ed Harcourt on Romeo Beckham and life as a court composer at Burberry

Call me Ed Mozart

Paloma Faith, Lana del Ray... Romeo Beckham. Ed Harcourt has proved that he can write for them all. But it took a personal crisis to turn him from indie star to writer-for-hire
10 best stocking fillers for foodies

Festive treats: 10 best stocking fillers for foodies

From boozy milk to wasabi, give the food-lover in your life some extra-special, unusual treats to wake up to on Christmas morning
Phil Hughes head injury: He had one weakness – it has come back to haunt him

Phil Hughes had one weakness – it has come back to haunt him

Prolific opener had world at his feet until Harmison and Flintoff bounced him
'I have an age of attraction that starts as low as four': How do you deal with a paedophile who has never committed a crime?

'I am a paedophile'

Is our approach to sex offenders helping to create more victims?
How bad do you have to be to lose a Home Office contract?

How bad do you have to be to lose a Home Office contract?

Serco given Yarl’s Wood immigration contract despite ‘vast failings’
Green Party on the march in Bristol: From a lost deposit to victory

From a lost deposit to victory

Green Party on the march in Bristol
Putting the grot right into Santa's grotto

Winter blunderlands

Putting the grot into grotto
'It just came to us, why not do it naked?' London's first nude free runner captured in breathtaking images across capital

'It just came to us, why not do it naked?'

London's first nude free runner captured in breathtaking images across capital