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Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook

Fiesta for Friends

Annabel Langbein picks heritage apples from a family orchard dedicated to preserving rare varieties in sunny Nelson, New Zealand. Returning to her lakeside cabin, she cooks a Mexican-style feast of succulent slow-cooked pork with smoky chili beans and guacamole, followed by the easiest, most refreshing apple and raspberry sorbets ever. Recipes from this episode: cinnamon apple fritters, garden gazpacho, Mexican rub, Mexican pulled pork, smoky chili beans, chunky guacamole, fresh flour tortillas,...
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Tuesday, September 25 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.