Slow’s winter issue is out today and it's full of wonderful things to make, do, think and eat. In this issue we show you how to make your own stylish, reusable food wraps from fabric and beeswax, how to throw a lovely dinner party on a budget, indulgent new ideas for porridge (with ingredients such as ricotta, caramelised bananas, rhubarb and whisky) and how to make a delicious Israeli dish called sabich. Comedian Ruby Wax shares her tips and tricks for how she slows down, and we discover a modern meditation class with heavy metal music as its soundtrack. We visit Salt Spring Island, a gorgeous artist’s colony in Canada, and we take you to the River Thames in London, where a community of metal-detectorists search for buried treasure along the riverbank. We step behind the scenes in fashion and interview five diverse brands (from denim to dresses to pyjamas) that put ethics and sustainability at the forefront. And we explore friendship in the modern age with three different stories on the theme. Plus: Slow TV, urban birdwatching, lampshades grown from mushroom roots, a tree-removal business that upcycles the trees it chops down, and global projects converting poo into energy for homes and vehicles.