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I'm a little surprised that the question presumes that there is a correct way of eating sushi.

Your usual table? Who eats where: Faith Brown Impressionist

IN THE PAST I wasn't nearly as health-conscious as I am now, but these days I work out and take a lot of care of my diet. I stopped eating red meat eight years ago after seeing a programme about the strange things injected into cows destined for the table. Now I stick to white meat and fish, and al-ways ask whether things are free-range when I eat out. It's not always possible to stick to your principles, but I have a conscience and I do the best I can. I adore seafood, and recall a memorable lobster mornay at a hotel in South Africa some years ago. It was absolutely gigantic, which is my idea of heaven as it's my favourite dish.

Your usual table? Who eats where: Eagle-Eye Cherry, singer

There are just a few things in life that really matter: love, food and music. All three at the same time is heaven. The western mentality puts career first, but it's not healthy to skew your entire life around that. I have really learned the importance of coming together for family meals from my sister, Neneh. All my most memorable meals have been home- cooked and eaten with family.

The knack: How to eat sushi, by Caroline Bennett

"Try to forget these two words: raw fish. The key to sushi is freshness, so here in England I'd go for salmon because it's the best fish we've got in our own waters. Or start with tuna, which is nice and familiar and is representative of the way sushi tastes. Start by trying a little of everything. With sushi, you don't have a starter and a main course, you order plates, usually with two items on each. Five of these is probably enough. You'll be given green wasabi (hot horseradish sauce), soy sauce, and slices of pickled ginger, as standard accompaniments. In Japan you would pour the soy sauce into a tiny bowl and dip the top of the sushi into it. In England people tend to mix a bit of the wasabi in with the soy sauce first. The ginger is supposed to be a palate cleanser, eaten to mark an end to one type of fish before moving on to another. You don't have to use chopsticks (waribashi), you can use your fingers, as is the custom in higher-class places in Japan.

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SIMON WOODROFFE launched his first YO! Sushi restaurant back in January 1997. Since then, YO! has expanded around the world. His fourth restaurant opens this month in Finchley Road, north London.

Restaurant: Your usual table?: Marie Helvin Ex-model

THE KIND of restaurant I like best doesn't exist. Ideally it would be in the middle of the desert, with everyone lying around on Moroccan cushions, enjoying good food. I love to lounge and I particularly love to eat outdoors. It's a throwback to my childhood in Hawaii. I have memories of coming out of the sea, and eating corn chips with a strawberry vanilla slush. Both would get slightly salty with drops of sea water - an incredible taste sensation.

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Restaurants: Win free meals at Satsuma

Feel like turning Japanese? Then head to the stylish new Satsuma in Wardour Street, in London's Soho. This contemporary Japanese restaurant features great food at reasonable prices, which combine to make it the smart choice for clean-living cosmopolitans.

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Just 10 years ago, visitors to London needed the skills of a detective to track down restaurants where the cooking was anything better than average. Today the city is heralded around the world as a great culinary capital. With so many places to pick from, we asked the team at the Time Out Eating & Drinking Guide to select London's 100 best restaurants, from haute-cuisine establishments to gastropubs. Every year Time Out celebrates London's restaurants, cafes and bars at a glittering awards ceremony where the policy is to reward all aspects of dining. This year's winners are included in our Top 100.

Food for thought: Driven restaurants

It's late on Saturday evening, you've got friends arriving in less than an hour to watch The Eurovision Song Contest (it's finally okay to come out of the closet and admit you enjoy it), but there's no food in the house, or there is, but you can't be bothered to cook. What do you do? Pick up the phone. These days, you don't have to restrict yourself to the curry house on the corner or the local pizza place, you can now order food from dozens of different London restaurants and have it delivered courtesy of one of the capital's restaurant delivery services.

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