Annabel Langbein

Cook, food writer and leading New Zealand publisher of cookbooks, Annabel Langbein has sold close to 1 million copies of her cookbooks in North America, Europe and Australasia.

Gaining inspiration from her early life living as a hippy and living entirely off the land for all her food needs. Hunting, fishing, catching eels, running trap lines and jumping out of helicopters for live-deer recovery as a means of making a living, Annabel experimented for years with all the wonders that the nature of New Zealand provided.

With no formal training, Annabel has worked professionally in the kitchen for the last 20 years sharing her natural knowledge.

Annabel's latest book, The Free Range Cook, is available to buy here.

Annabel Langbein

Annabel Langbein's Recipes



 
Help-yourself hamburgers
Help-yourself hamburgers on Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook

From bacon and avocado to satay chicken and Tex Mex, Annabel Langbein has a burger to suit everyone. Prepare a pile of different fillings and let your guests help themselves


easy

Total time
20 min

Bacon and egg pie
Bacon and egg pie on Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook

Use whatever soft herbs you have to hand for Annabel Langbein’s family-friendly pie

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 20 min

Pear and almond tarts
Pear and almond tarts on Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook

Shop-brought puff pastry is the key to a speedy dinner party dessert, such as Annabel Langbein’s glazed fruit tart

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
40 min

Pear, walnut and halloumi salad
Pear, walnut and halloumi salad on Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook

Annabel Langbein’s starter salad is a delightful contrast of juicy, crunchy and creamy textures

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
30 min

Tea-smoked salmon
Tea-smoked salmon on Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook

You may be surprised how easy it is to serve Annabel Langbein’s home-smoked salmon (or sea trout) to guests

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
35 min

Espresso hazelnut ripple
Espresso hazelnut ripple on Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook

Why buy branded boxed chocolates to serve after dinner when Annabel Langbein’s recipe is so easy?

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
35 min

Roasted pepper pesto
Roasted pepper pesto on Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook

Annabel Langbein uses coriander and two types of paprika to add a tasty twist to versatile red pesto

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
45 min

Potato gratin with gruyère and garlic
Potato gratin with gruyère and garlic on Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook

Annabel Langbein makes potatoes dauphinoise even easier with this quick, toss-it-all-together method

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 30 min

Crunchy home-made fries
Crunchy home-made fries on Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook

Annabel Langbein shows how to make deliciously crusty chips even better than the gourmet burger bars

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 15 min

Strawberry lemon puff
Strawberry lemon puff on Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook

Ready-made lemon curd, whipped cream and fresh berries make a speedy filling for Annabel Langbein’s elegant dessert

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 40 min