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Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook

The Perfect Roast

Annabel Langbein visits and gathers culinary lavender and merino lamb from local farms to make a roast dinner with a difference. Also on the menu are deep-fried zucchini flowers and a divine maple and apple tarte tatin. Recipes from this episode: cookie sampler, chevre-stuffed zucchini flowers, roast lamb with herb crust, vegetable tian, green beans with olives and garlic, maple and apple tarte tatin, and lavender syrup

Tuesday, September 11 at 10:00 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.