Bella: My Life in Food: Includes 60 Recipes that Annabel Lives By by Annabel Langbein

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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Main course; French
    • Ingredients: plain flour; extra virgin olive oil; brown onions; rosemary; thyme; anchovy fillets; Kalamata olives; eggs
    • Categories: Stuffing; Sauces for poultry; Main course
    • Ingredients: whole chicken; onions; lemons; bread; parsley; thyme; eggs; chicken stock
    • Categories: Cakes, small; Frostings & fillings; Dessert; Afternoon tea; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: egg whites; caster sugar; icing sugar; cream; lemon curd
    • Categories: Jams, jellies & preserves; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: butter; caster sugar; lemon juice; eggs
    • Categories: Rice dishes; Dressings & marinades; Main course
    • Ingredients: onions; risotto rice; vegetable stock; baby spinach; frozen peas; Parmesan cheese; lemons; parsley; extra virgin olive oil
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course
    • Ingredients: beef short ribs; tomato juice; soy sauce; rice vinegar; garlic; fresh ginger; whole star anise; dried chillies; oranges; coriander leaves
    • Accompaniments: Gingery Asian greens
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    • Categories: Pancakes, waffles & crêpes; Main course; Breakfast / brunch
    • Ingredients: eggs; milk; plain flour; bacon; pears; maple syrup
    • Categories: Baked & steamed desserts; Dessert; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: pears; maple syrup
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Snacks; French; Dairy-free; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: pork belly; bay leaves; thyme; whole star anise; brandy
    • Accompaniments: Tangy Dijon vinaigrette
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; French; Dairy-free; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: extra virgin olive oil; Dijon mustard; honey; store-cupboard ingredients
    • Accompaniments: Pork rillettes
    • Categories: Soups; Stews & one-pot meals; Sauces for fish; Main course; French; Dairy-free
    • Ingredients: extra virgin olive oil; leeks; onions; bulb fennel; tomato paste; canned diced tomatoes; vermouth; garlic; bay leaves; red chillies; saffron threads; honey; fish stock; waxy potatoes; cockles; prawns; white fish fillets; potatoes; chillies; paprika; sweet smoked paprika; egg yolks; French bread; sea salt flakes
    • Categories: Sauces for fish; French; Dairy-free; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: potatoes; garlic; chillies; paprika; sweet smoked paprika; egg yolks; extra virgin olive oil
    • Categories: French; Dairy-free; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: French bread; extra virgin olive oil; sea salt flakes
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Dessert; French
    • Ingredients: rhubarb; oranges; puff pastry; whipped cream
  • Sweet sour cream pastry
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries
    • Ingredients: high grade flour; butter; sour cream
    • Categories: Main course; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: pork belly; sage; milk
    • Accompaniments: Smoky red pepper sauce
    • Categories: Sauces for meat; Dairy-free; Vegetarian; Gluten-free; Vegan
    • Ingredients: red peppers; extra virgin olive oil; paprika; sweet smoked paprika; roasted almonds
    • Accompaniments: Melt in the mouth pork belly
    • Categories: Pasta, baked; Main course; Italian
    • Ingredients: lasagne sheets; mozzarella cheese; Parmesan cheese; celery; onions; carrots; garlic; extra virgin olive oil; tomato paste; beef mince; canned diced tomatoes; red wine; nutmeg; ground cloves; milk; bay leaves; butter; white pepper
    • Categories: Cakes, large; Dessert; Italian
    • Ingredients: almonds; hazelnuts; dried fruits of your choice; plain flour; cocoa powder; ground cinnamon; honey; dark chocolate
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; French
    • Ingredients: flour; yeast; lard
    • Categories: Pasta, doughs & sauces; Main course; Appetizers / starters; Italian
    • Ingredients: prosciutto; baby spinach; ricotta cheese; eggs; Parmesan cheese; lemons; nutmeg; plain flour; tomatoes; extra virgin olive oil; dried oregano; basil
    • Categories: Pasta, doughs & sauces; Italian; Dairy-free; Vegetarian; Gluten-free; Vegan
    • Ingredients: tomatoes; extra virgin olive oil; dried oregano; basil
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Main course; Dairy-free; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: butterflied lamb legs; lemon juice; extra virgin olive oil; garlic; preserved lemons; oregano; rosemary
    • Accompaniments: Chunky salsa verde dressing
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Italian; Dairy-free; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: Sicilian green olives; capers; red onions; garlic; seeded mustard; lemon juice; honey; roasted almonds; preserved lemons; extra virgin olive oil; flat-leaf parsley
    • Accompaniments: Barbecued leg of lamb in lemon and herb marinade

Notes about this book

  • debkellie on January 17, 2022

    It is an interesting life journey read.. with some amazing road and career trips, which explain a deal about her ethos... but if you want a Langbein cook book this is NOT it ;-)

  • Ganga108 on January 10, 2022

    This book is Annabel's life journey via food. In the 350'ish pages, the largest proportion are dedicated to her story. It is more biography than cookbook. However it is likely to appeal to lovers of her other books and those who enjoy the intertwining of stories and recipes. There are only 60 recipes, indicating the lower emphasis placed on this part of the content. Sadly, it is not a book for vegetarians - only 2 recipes are "proper" vegetarian recipes (ie main meals, not desserts, sweets, salads, dressings etc).

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  • ISBN 10 198854761X
  • ISBN 13 9781988547619
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  • Published Oct 20 2020
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 352
  • Language English
  • Countries New Zealand
  • Publisher Allen & Unwin

Publishers Text

For the first time, Annabel Langbein, New Zealand's most popular cookbook author, writes about her remarkable life and how food has shaped it, highlighting some of the recipes that have resonated most strongly with her over the years. From her childhood fascination with cooking to a teenage flirtation as a Maoist hippie, to possum trapping and living off the land as a hunter and forager, to travelling and starting her own croissant business in Brazil, Annabel's life has always been centred on food and nature. Out of this came an obsession with creating cookbooks, introducing a generation of cooks to her simple recipes for delicious, stylish meals. Annabel has lived a huge and varied life, and she writes vividly about her many adventures. From throughout this rich life in food she has chosen 60 key recipes, created with her signature style and flair that make cooking easy for everyone, sharing them in this beautifully photographed book.

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