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DURBAN HOTSPOT: FREEDOM CAFE

ELLE's Nicole Newman reviews Durban's Freedom Cafe Location? Situated off Florida road in Durban North is a colourful café filled with vibrant people and an even more inviting menu. This is one of...
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BANANA & BAILEYS BREAD & BUTTER PUD

‘This is my ultimate new twist on that classic British pud that everyone loves. I’ve added a super-gooey layer of bananas, pecans and chocolate, and with the addition of Baileys, this is definitely my new...
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HOTSPOT: DOWNTOWN RAMEN

It’s been hot on the lips of local foodies so this past weekend we simply couldn’t resist trying out Downtown Ramen, the coolest new entry to Cape Town’s culinary scene. The vibe? Located above its...
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5 METABOLISM-BOOSTING FOODS

As the weather gets warmer, many of us are looking to get into shape and shed the weight we've gained over winter. Your metabolism is partly determined by genetics, age, height and how active you are, but...
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10 TOP FOODS FOR WOMEN

Pam Peeke, M.D., M.Ph. and author of Fight Fat After 40 (Viking, 2000) and assistant professor of medicine at the University Of Maryland School of Medicine, highlights the Top 10 Foods for a...
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MAX BAGELS OPENS IN CAPE TOWN

Seems like Bree Street in Cape Town hasn’t stop surprising us, continuously flourishing with new shops, bars and restaurants. The street’s brand-new addition speaks to the New-York junkies: Max Bagels...
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CHORIZO LASAGNE

Impress your dinner party guests with this chorizo lasagne. Serves: 4 Method  1.Boil 8 lasagne sheets in salted water until al dente. 2.In the meantime fry sliced chorizo sausage in a frying pan...
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SLIMMING SUZIE’S CHOCOLATE CAKE

Winner of BBC Lifestyle’s The Great British Bake Off series 3, John Whaite shares his almost fat-free chocolate cake with the ELLE Belles. “Every group has one: a ‘Slimming Suzie’, one person who is...
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HOTSPOT: NV-80 GRILL & BAR

You may well have heard about the dynamic duo behind NV-80 Grill & Bar for their well known fine dining restaurant Pigalle in Green Point. Now, brothers Victor and Naldo Gonçlaves have opened up NV-80...
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OLIVE AND FETA LINGUINE

Impress your dinner party guests with this olive and feta linguine with piquanté pepper and olive sauce. Serves 4 Method 1.Boil good quality bought linguine according to the pack instructions. Add a...