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Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook

A Taste of Asia

In sunny Nelson at the top of New Zealand's South Island, Annabel Langbein goes foraging and harvests mushrooms to use in a quick and easy teriyaki fish and mushroom bake. She also shares her recipe for a super-simple lemon and ginger ice cream served with crunchy ginger biscotti.Recipes from this episode: pan-fried mushrooms with pine nuts, lahmacun flatbread, salted edamame, teriyaki sauce, teriyaki fish and mushroom bake, Japanese-style rice, gingered bok choy, lemon and ginger ice cream, ginger...
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Wednesday, September 19 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.