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Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook

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Annabel Langbein milks goats at her neighbors' organic farm and then shows how easy it is to make haloumi cheese. She turns this into a starter, grilled on skewers with shrimp and zucchini. Also on the menu are flash-roasted salmon fillets with home-made pesto, and decadent molten chocolate pots. Recipes from this episode: home-made haloumi, shrimp, haloumi and zucchini skewers, summer basil pesto, flash-roasted pesto salmon, potato rosti, braised fennel with lemon, molten chocolate pots, limoncello

Wednesday, October 24 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.