Denise is a dynamic visionary and successful entrepreneur with a diverse range of interests and talents which is reflected in the various businesses that she has pioneered. From being an international model, she opened Cape Town Productions, the first stills production company facilitating international photographic shoots. This led to establishing both indoor and outdoor photographic studio, Studio on Loop and The Outdoor Studio. She opened a chain of pizza delivery businesses simultaneously, Call-A-Pizza.
Ready for a new challenge, she embraced her love for food and cooking, and opened Ginger & Lime, offering interactive lessons and events. This has led to the next venture, The Kitchen Collective, which has taken this to concept to the next level.
Her cookbook, Around My Table, has just been launched and is a collection of her favourite recipes with anecdotes from her years of travel. Cooking in Como is the next work in progress.
The kitchen has always been the heart of Denise’s home with family and friends gathering here, glass of wine in hand, to partake in the preparation of food, cooked with love. The essence of Ginger & Lime Food Studio is opening up this experience to share it with others.Cooking Experiences
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It’s all about my passion for food, cooking and travellingWe Always Cook With Wine
Join Denise Cowburn-Levy at home in her kitchen as she reveals the stories, and shares some of her favourite recipes inspired by her passion for food and travel, and developed for her cooking school, Ginger & Lime. Denise invites you into her homes in Cape Town, the Cape West Coast and on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. Travel with her to Greece and Thailand as she shares the best traditional tried and tested recipes from each region for you to prepare with family and friends.
Feel her intuitive style of cooking and get a sense of her essence, as she pours her heart into these dishes. These recipes have soul, they have lived and evolved over time, they have brought joy to the hearts of both family and friends, as well as her loyal Ginger & Lime clientele. These will become your favourites too, as they encourage the age old ritual of gathering around the table.Read More
This book is the story about my passion for food, cooking and travelling, but it is really a story about how this age-old ritual of cooking and eating brings people together. I have always found that there is a special intimacy around sharing food, and a nameless bond is formed …Read More
Time flies when you are having fun, they say, and I can certainly agree wholeheartedly with this statement. It is now just over 3 years since Ginger & Lime opened up, with me kicking it off with an interactive Masterchef style party for my birthday with family and friends. It …Read More
Spring is in the air, can’t you just feel it! The sun rises earlier, warming up the crisp fresh morning air. Light lingers longer into beautiful sunsets. Green shoots are sprouting out on the trees, and blossoms proudly showing off their beauty. And their potential. What will they become? That …Read More
This has been an incredible time for us all on the Ginger & Lime, Salt & Sage and the Kitchen Collective journey. A time of growth and learning, and pushing ourselves way beyond any comfort zone. We have put our all into this venture, no holds barred, and we are …Read More
Again I find myself in Yzerfontein, a pot of strong tea on the tray with crunchy home baked rusks next to me, and my favourite view of the wild white water waves crashing in the ocean in front to me. The seagulls are very busy this morning, collecting mussels, shouting …Read More
Denise is available for product launches, to act as a brand ambassador, to host private events and talks, for recipe development, product advertising, writing articles, hosting cooking workshops and retreats and other food-writing related projects.Get in Touch