What’s New plus… How to Eat Better in 2019

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Princess Prosecco

As luxurious as having a cake delivered once a month, the Princess P subscription box delivers a bottle of vegan prosecco, including the ingredients for a seasonal cocktail, straight from an Italian vineyard to your door.

Princess P subscription, from £28.50 a month, available princessprosecco.co.uk

Indian coffee

The Coffee Officina, the on-line coffee workshop and roastery, is offering a new single-origin coffee from the family-run Ratnagiri Estate situated on the top of a mountain range in the South Western Ghats of India. Ratnagiri has official Rainforest Alliance Certification and apart from producing a distinctive coffee with red berry notes and a rich caramel aroma, is also home to 48 species of birds, monkeys, leopards, wild boar and the occasional elephant.

Ratnagiri India coffee, £6.40/200g, available thecoffeeofficina.com

Cooking in Sicily

The Thinking Traveller is hosting a Sicilian cookery course based at Rocca delle Tre Contrade, their 12-bedroom villa situated on Sicily’s east coast between Mount Etna and the Ionian sea. Michelin-starred chef Merlin Labron-Johnson and Master of Wine, Isabelle Legeron, will run a series of cookery demos and tastings of Mount Etna wines. The course will include visits to local food markets and vineyard tours as well as time to relax in the villa’s outdoor heated swimming pool.

Sicilian cookery course, Saturday 30 March – Saturday 6 April, E4,600 pp plus E50 per meal. For details visit thethinkingtraveller.com

Plus … How to Eat Better in 2019

A stress-free guide to happy eating by Wendy Mandy

  •  Eat when happy
  •  Eat slowly
  •  Eat when feeling present to the moment
  •  Eat with gratitude
  •  Eat local organic fruit and vegetables
  •  Eat animals that have led happy wild lives
  •  Eat no sugar (except a small amount of coconut palm sugar)
  •  Keep food simple
  •  Avoid rapeseed oil
  •  Eat organic unpasteurised butter

Wendy Mandy is a five element acupuncturist based in London (wendy.mandy@gmail.com)

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