New Release: The Free Range Cook: Simple Pleasures by Annabel Langbein
by Clayton Wehner - August 9th, 2012
‘Step inside the refreshingly simple world of Annabel Langbein in her home and learn how to cook delicious food from scratch’
— Australian Home Beautiful
Following the success of her 2010 cookbook Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook, which was recently named Best TV Cookbook at the 2012 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Annabel returns to her idyllic lakeside cabin to cook up an exciting new batch of recipes using seasonal ingredients fresh from her kitchen garden.
True to her philosophy that quality produce needs little in the way of fussy preparation, her new book is entitled Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook: Simple Pleasures.
Inside, luscious photos of Annabel’s home-cooked food are interspersed with equally inspiring images of her verdant vegetable garden and orchard, and the gorgeous natural landscapes of New Zealand’s scenic South Island.
As well as more than 150 delicious recipes, all easily achievable by the home cook, the book features menu suggestions drawn from the accompanying TV series (which is likely to screen in Australia later this year), plus Annabel’s musings on living well in today’s fast-paced world.
It is interactive with Annabel’s website annabel-langbein.com, with QR codes on many recipes linking the reader to a video of Annabel making that recipe or sharing her tips for simplifying tricky techniques.
With 19 cookbooks under her belt, Annabel has earned a passionate following for her uncomplicated recipes that transform inexpensive, everyday ingredients into meals with the wow factor. She draws on a global palette of flavours and her trademark Fridge Fixings to create dishes that are big on flavour while, with a few indulgent exceptions, light on fat and sugar.
With this exciting new book from Annabel Langbein, readers are invited to take time out from their busy schedules to savour life’s simple pleasures.
Annabel’s books have won numerous international awards, been translated into multiple languages and sold close to two million copies worldwide.
The first season of her TV series sold into 83 territories around the world. A second season, Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook: Simple Pleasures, has just finished filming and will have its international debut in spring 2012.
The book that accompanied the first season, Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook, became a publishing phenomenon when it sold close to 150,000 copies in New Zealand alone in the eight months following its release in September 2010. In Australia it was one of the bestselling cookbooks in the lead up to Christmas 2010.
Annabel grows much of her family’s fresh produce in extensive organic vegetable gardens at her Auckland home and the rustic cabin on the shores of scenic Lake Wanaka where Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook is filmed. She is a member of the Sustainability Council of New Zealand and is a passionate advocate for using seasonal ingredients as a means to cooking and eating well.
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