Saturday Magazine

The people bringing vegetarianism to the meat obsessed Caribbean

Emma Henderson takes a cruise of the Caribbean with Thomson Cruises and discovers that the islands have one of the highest rates of meat eaters in the world. But she finds one farming family who are bucking the trend, running yoga classes and eating the fruit of the magical moringa tree

Alternative chocolate recipes

If you thought chocolate was only a post-dinner treat, think again. It can be a delicious midday snack or even used subtly in a hearty stew

10 key trends from London Collections: Men

Super long sleeves, extreme denim and anarchic dressing are what's in store for spring/summer 2017's most fashionable men. After four days of shows Sarah Young considers the top trends that you'll be wearing this time next year

Rosa's Thai Cafe: Easy stir fry recipes

Born in the east and raised in the East End Saiphin Moore puts together family recipes from her home in northern Thailand in the new cook book Rosa's Thai Cafe 

Bagged a bargain or been anchored?

Cognitive bias is a dangerous tool – it can even affect judges’ sentencing – but retailers ruthlessly employ it to persuade us we’re clever shoppers, as Joseph Devlin found out

Breaking ground

Florals are a tried, tested but somewhat tired fashion trope – but not this season, as all manners of designers give them all manners of makeovers. Alexander Fury plucks the best of the bunch of the season’s reimagined blooms

Bar Boulud, Knightsbridge, SW1

Your heart may not leap with recognition at Daniel Boulud's name, but it comes trailing clouds of glory from New York, where he's a big star. Originally from Lyon, he relocated to the Grand Pomme in 1982. Eleven years later, in 1993, his first restaurant, Daniel, opened to acclaim and has just picked up its third Michelin star. In the intervening 17 years, he opened four more New York establishments, and sister restaurants in Florida, Las Vegas and Vancouver. He even, with the Maison Boulud à Pekin, introduced thunderstruck Chinese diners to the wonders of French bistro fare.

Cadillac CTS Sport Luxury 2.8T

General Motors has been remarkably persistent in its efforts to establish Cadillac – its US luxury brand – in Europe but has not so far been rewarded with much success. That's a pity, because the latest models from Cadillac have largely eliminated the traditional weaknesses of US cars – space inefficiency, soggy handling and inattention to detail – without entirely losing their distinctively appealing American swank.

Vanilla Black, 17-18 Took's Court, London EC4

It's hardly surprising that the churn rate among newspaper restaurant reviewers is slower than the industry average. Why would anyone voluntarily give up a job that allows them to travel the country, eating and drinking? You'd have to prise this gig out of my cold, dead hand.

Roisin Murphy: Meet the poster girl of cutting-edge chic

When I meet the singer Roisin Murphy at a café after the House of Holland show at London Fashion Week, it's hard not to feel as comparatively uncool and drably dressed as a policeman at the Notting Hill carnival. She is wearing a pink and grey shard-patterned sweatshirt by Vivienne Westwood, and huge vintage Courrèges sunglasses, although this is actually quite a subtle look by her striking standards.

Urban gardener: Computer says 'grow'

We've got a stowaway in the garden. It came in a pot of Saruma henryi that Roy Lancaster gave me earlier this year after a visit to his garden. Squeezing up a couple of grass-like shoots and gladioli-like flowers just before we went on holiday, I wondered for a moment whether Roy had inadvertently given me something rare and precious. On sending a photo, he confirmed that the infiltrator was Gladiolus papilio, a variable species from the Transvaal. Despite competition from the saruma it still reached its mature height of one metre but will need planting out in open ground if it is to make a nice clump. The flowers (late summer to early autumn) are like small funnels with subtle shades of purple and yellow that marble to darker maroon, and gold on the lower petals giving the impression of a butterfly, hence the name. It needs cool, moist humus-rich soil in sun to thrive (it will colonise by underground runners) and a good mulch should see it safely through a UK winter.