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EASTER CHOCOLATE TORTE

Are you looking for a rich, chocolately pudding for Easter Sunday? Look no further than this decadent torte by local chef Nikki Booth. Ingredients 5 extra-large eggs separated (whisk the whites until...
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CHOUX PASTRY DELIGHTS

Spoil your dinner guests to a not-to-sweet treat with these choux pastry delights by South African chef Jenny Morris. Ingredients 200ml fresh cream 200g dark chocolate, finely chopped 110g cake...
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BEEF TATAKI

Impress your dinner guests with this authentic Japanese dish of beef tataki - seared beef fillet with a watercress and daikon salad. Serves 4 starter portions Watercress salad 200g organic watercress,...
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HOTSPOT: SPIER SECRET COURTYARD

The team from Spier wine farm’s secret annual festival have discovered an intimate space in Cape Town’s Wale Street and installed a pop-up wine bar with a twist. A calendar of events is planned for every...
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JAPANESE FOOD BY THE SEA

New Japanese joint UMI has just opened its doors to Cape Town and the chic city coastline of Camps Bay. If it’s tataki, quail and sake you’re after – this is the spot for you. The vibe? Situated on...
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10 FOOD FAUX PAS

ELLE chats to local nutritionist Gareth Powell about mistakes we commonly make with our eating habits. 1.Skipping Breakfast Breakfast is definitely the most important meal of the day. It sets the...
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SPICED COCOA COOKIES

These cookies are full of flavour– rich chocolate, roasted hazelnuts, the faint herbiness of rosemary and a lingering warmth from the spices. Perfect for the upcoming festive season. Ingredients Makes...
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SALTED CARAMEL TARTS

If you attended last month’s ELLE Rising Star Design Award in association with Mr Price event you will remember tasting the beautifully dressed salted caramel tarts handmade by the best in the biz – Queen...
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ASIAN STYLE OSTRICH & SWEET POTATO ROSTI

Ostrich is local, low in fat and certainly lekker. The fillet is not an everyday piece of meat, so make this when you want to spoil your someone special. This is a meal for two and perfect for a date night...
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10 FOOD TIPS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

ELLE’s online editor asks Gareth Powell, a qualified nutritionist at USN, for his top ten food tips for the festive season: 1. Set Realistic Expectations You’re best off establishing a realistic...