One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well, so said Virginia Woolf.

Mirroring the modernist British author's sentiments is a new, luxe cookbook from the purveyor of stylish hotel experience, COMO Hotels and Resorts.

Authored by the chain's founder, luxury fashion retailer and hotelier, Christina Ong, The Pleasures of Eating Well: Nourishing Favourites from the COMO Shambhala Kitchen is a collection of over 140 nutritional and holistic recipes designed to deliver pleasure, confidence, inspiration, and an overall healthy living philosophy.

The recipes are also suitable for different social circumstances, whether you are eating alone, or among family and friends. While the recipes don't fit into one prescriptive way of eating – raw, macrobiotic or otherwise, they honour the belief that eating well is instinctive, and that our bodies tell us all we need to know. Eating well is about energy and flavour, not calorie-counting.

Some food for thought from the tome's author, "I firmly believe that if one doesn't enjoy food, it's hard to enjoy life."

To own a limited edition copy of "The Pleasures of Eating Well" personally signed by Mrs Christina Ong, get your copy now as once they're gone, they really are gone.

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Photographed by Lisa Linder. Copyrights of The Pleasures of Eating Well by Christina Ong, Clearview, 2016.