For the first time, Annabel Langbein, New Zealand's most popular cookbook author, writes about her remarkable life and how food has shaped it, highlighting some of the recipes that have resonated most strongly with her over the years.
From her childhood fascination with cooking to a teenage flirtation as a Maoist hippie, to possum trapping and living off the land as a hunter and forager, to travelling and starting her own croissant business in Brazil, Annabel's life has always been centred on food and nature. Out of this came an obsession with creating cookbooks, introducing a generation of cooks to her simple recipes for delicious, stylish meals.
Annabel has lived a huge and varied life, and she writes vividly about her many adventures. From throughout this rich life in food she has chosen 60 key recipes, created with her signature style and flair that make cooking easy for everyone, sharing them in this beautifully photographed book.
Annabel Langbein has published more than 30 cookbooks, including the phenomenal bestseller, Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook, published in 2010 and which has sold more than 160,000 copies. She currently writes a hugely popular column and recipes for Canvas magazine in the Weekend Herald every Saturday. Annabel and her husband Ted live in Wanaka, in a property they have developed over many years, with extensive gardens and orchards.