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

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    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Dessert; Italian
    • Ingredients: cream; honey; lemon juice; raspberries; almond biscotti
    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Dessert; Italian
    • Ingredients: self-raising flour; caster sugar; eggs; almonds
    • Categories: Cocktails / drinks (with alcohol); Italian
    • Ingredients: gin; Campari; red vermouth; oranges
    • Categories: Cocktails / drinks (with alcohol)
    • Ingredients: white peaches; white rum; lime juice; simple syrup
    • Categories: Cocktails / drinks (with alcohol); Cooking for 1 or 2
    • Ingredients: bourbon; lemon juice; simple syrup; egg whites
    • Categories: Beverages / drinks (no-alcohol)
    • Ingredients: sugar
    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Dips, spreads & salsas; Sauces, general; Appetizers / starters; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Asian; Dairy-free; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: duck breasts; telegraph cucumbers; red cabbage; spring onions; avocados; rice paper wrappers; cashew nuts; black sesame seeds; mint; mayonnaise; hoisin sauce
    • Categories: Brownies, slices & bars; Dessert
    • Ingredients: dates; butter; eggs; caster sugar; cocoa powder; plain flour; dark chocolate chips
    • Categories: Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Appetizers / starters; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: zucchini; extra virgin olive oil; lemons; chilli flakes; goat cheese; basil; croûtons
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Appetizers / starters; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Dairy-free; Vegetarian; Vegan; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: green olives; fennel seeds; rosemary; oranges; neutral oil of your choice
    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Appetizers / starters; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Dairy-free; Vegetarian; Vegan
    • Ingredients: plain flour; sesame seeds; extra virgin olive oil; sesame oil; sea salt flakes
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Main course; Dairy-free; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: salmon fillets; cherry tomatoes; pickled ginger; black sesame seeds; sweet chilli sauce; rice vinegar; limes; makrut lime leaves; lemongrass
    • Categories: Cakes, large; Dessert
    • Ingredients: eggs; honey; lemons; orange blossom water; sour cream; Greek yogurt; ground almonds; cornflour; crème fraîche; pistachio praline
  • Bacon and egg pie
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Main course
    • Ingredients: puff pastry; streaky bacon; potatoes; soft herbs of your choice; eggs; milk
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Main course
    • Ingredients: lamb shoulder; Greek yogurt; garlic; tamarind paste; honey; white wine; oranges; cinnamon sticks; whole star anise; couscous
    • Accompaniments: Cucumber salad
    • Categories: Salads; Side dish
    • Ingredients: rice vinegar; white pepper; Lebanese cucumbers; radishes; mint; pickled ginger
    • Accompaniments: Slow-roasted tamarind lamb shoulder
    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea; Swedish
    • Ingredients: milk; active dry yeast; high grade flour; ground cinnamon; butter
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Appetizers / starters; Japanese
    • Ingredients: trevally fillets; limes; radishes; chives; coriander leaves; sesame seeds; sea salt flakes; sushi seasoning; mirin; rice vinegar; long red chillies; fresh ginger
    • Categories: Salads; Main course; American
    • Ingredients: boneless skinless chicken thighs; streaky bacon; cherry tomatoes; lemons; extra virgin olive oil; ciabatta bread; baby cos lettuce; basil; Parmesan cheese; anchovies in oil; cream
  • The ultimate chocolate cake with chocolate ganache
    • Categories: Cakes, large; Frostings & fillings; Dessert; Cooking for a crowd
    • Ingredients: self-raising flour; caster sugar; Dutch-process cocoa powder; eggs; butter; natural yoghurt; coffee; cream; dark chocolate
    • Categories: Pizza & calzones; Main course; Italian
    • Ingredients: pizza dough; Parmesan cheese; mozzarella cheese; prosciutto; rocket; extra virgin olive oil; sea salt flakes; tomato passata; dried oregano
  • Perfect pizza dough
    • Categories: Pizza & calzones
    • Ingredients: active dry yeast; high grade flour; semolina; extra virgin olive oil
    • Categories: Pasta, doughs & sauces; Main course; Italian
    • Ingredients: eggs; egg yolks; Parmesan cheese; flat-leaf parsley; linguine pasta; broccolini; extra virgin olive oil; bacon
    • Categories: Cakes, large; Frostings & fillings; Dessert; Cooking for a crowd
    • Ingredients: eggs; raw sugar; neutral oil of your choice; wholemeal flour; plain flour; ground cinnamon; mixed spice (UK); ground ginger; orange juice; carrots; raisins; walnuts; cream cheese; butter; oranges; icing sugar; thread coconut
    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Afternoon tea; Cooking for a crowd
    • Ingredients: butter; sugar; plain flour; condensed milk; flavouring of your choice

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
  • Linked ISBNs
  • 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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