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Annabel Langbein


Annabel Langbein is New Zealand’s leading celebrity cook, food writer and publisher, and the star of her own successful international television series, Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook.

Annabel has self-published 18 cookbooks, which have won numerous international awards, been translated into multiple languages and sold close to two million copies throughout Europe, North America and Australasia.

Her 13-part television series was produced in association with TVNZ and distributed by leading international production company Fremantle Media and has been sold into 94 territories around the world. A second series is now in production. The book that accompanied the series, Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook, became a publishing phenomenon when it sold close to 150,000 copies in New Zealand alone in the eight months following its release in September 2010. It has since been published in Australia (with HarperCollins) and in the UK (with Octopus) and France (with Larousse under the title Annabel au Naturel).

Following the book’s success, Annabel created an exciting new book for publication in October 2011. Annabel Langbein Free Range in the City takes Annabel’s free range philosophy into a city environment and shows how easy it is to cook delicious seasonal meals wherever you live.

Annabel has a Diploma of Horticulture from Lincoln University and grows much of her family’s fresh produce in extensive organic vegetable gardens at her Auckland home and the rustic cabin on the shores of scenic Lake Wanaka where Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook was filmed. She is a member of the Sustainability Council of New Zealand and a passionate advocate for using the best seasonal ingredients as a means to cooking and eating well.

She believes in empowering people to make easy, delicious meals using fresh seasonal produce. “I’ve been involved with food all my life and writing and publishing cookbooks for the past 20 years. My very favourite thing is inspiring people with fun, easy-to-prepare recipes that will make them a star in their own kitchen!”