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Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook

A Decadent Dinner

Annabel Langbein helicopters deep into the Southern Alps high country of New Zealand to cook a hearty lunch for the deer musterers. Returning to her lakeside Wanaka cabin, she cooks a simple but indulgent dinner of venison tataki, duck confit and a sublime flourless chocolate cake.Recipes from this episode: Moroccan tomato sauce, Moroccan eggs, cowboy hash, venison tataki, duck confit, fragrant lentils, crispy parsnip peels, flourless chocolate cake, raspberry coulis

Wednesday, August 15 at 4:30 am on 12.2


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In this inspiring new lifestyle series from New Zealand, celebrity cook, food writer and author Annabel Langbein invites viewers to her idyllic lakeside cabin on the the country's scenic South Island, where she creates simple, healthy and delicious meals for family and friends. The self-taught cook, with more than 20 years of experience working in professional kitchens, stays true to her philosophy that quality, natural ingredients need little in the way of fussy preparation. In each episode, Annabel ventures out in her trusty yellow truck to gather ingredients from local food producers and from her own vegetable garden and orchard. She then combines this seasonal produce with affordable, everyday food items drawn from her global pantry of flavors and her signature "Fridge Fixings" to create bang-bang chicken, corn and Israeli cous cous salad and other internationally inspired recipes. Over the course of 20 years, Annabel has written and self-published 21 cookbooks. Her down-to-earth and free-spirited approach, no-fail recipes and clever kitchen tips and tricks have earned her a passionate worldwide following.