Samuel Muston

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

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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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Egg, ham and peas at Berners Tavern

On the menu: Berners Tavern; Dom Pérignon & Jeff Koon; Kraken Rum Tentacle; After Eight Dessert; Megaro Bar

This week I've been eating. . . egg, ham and peas

Diver-caught scallops at the Ruin Beach Cafe

On the menu: Ruin Beach Café; Young British Foodie awards; Pierre Hermé; Gilgamesh

This week I've been eating... scallops

Gordon Ramsay and David Beckham watch the NBA play-off between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in 2011

Book it like Beckham: Footballer’s restaurant is a sellout

His venture with Gordon Ramsay heralds an unprecedented wave of new venue openings in London

Gordon Ramsay and David Beckham watch the NBA play-off between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in 2011

Book it like Beckham: Footballer’s restaurant is a sellout

His venture with Gordon Ramsay heralds an unprecedented wave of new venue openings in London

Alain and the chocolate factory: How a celebrated French chef became an unlikely Willy Wonka

What does a chef do once he's conquered the globe? When it's Alain Ducasse, become a chocolatier...

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