Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook

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 scenic shores of Lake Wanaka, 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 couscous salad and other internationally inspired recipes. Her down-to-earth and free-spirited approach, no-fail recipes and clever kitchen tips and tricks have earned her a passionate worldwide following.

Sat, Jul 13 9:00 A.M. The Ultimate Cookout     NH CREATE

Annabel Langbein jetboats across Lake Wanaka to pick luscious raspberries, then returns to her cabin to cook a glorious dinner of grilled chicken and vegetables from her garden.

Sat, Jul 13 9:00 P.M. The Ultimate Cookout     NH CREATE

Annabel Langbein jetboats across Lake Wanaka to pick luscious raspberries, then returns to her cabin to cook a glorious dinner of grilled chicken and vegetables from her garden.

Sun, Jul 14 3:00 P.M. The Ultimate Cookout     NH CREATE

Annabel Langbein jetboats across Lake Wanaka to pick luscious raspberries, then returns to her cabin to cook a glorious dinner of grilled chicken and vegetables from her garden.

Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook By Episode

  • Lunch on the Grill (#101)

    Annabel Langbein cooks a Middle Eastern-inspired al fresco lunch for the grape pickers at Mt.

  • A Decadent Dinner (#102)

    Annabel Langbein helicopters deep into the Southern Alps high country of New Zealand to cook a hearty lunch for the deer musterers.

  • Paella Party (#103)

    Annabel Langbein cooks up a seafood celebration feast on the back of her truck at one of New Zealand's stunning golden beaches.

  • Italian Inspiration (#104)

    Annabel Langbein visits actor Sam Neill's Two Paddocks vineyard to harvest saffron and pick heritage pears, then invites him and his team to her cabin to try her modern take on classic Italian osso bucco and saffron risotto.

  • Cooking for a Crowd (#105)

    Annabel Langbein tries her hand at fly fishing on the lake near her Wanaka cabin, then shows how to cook the most succulent trout enrobed in salt.

  • The Perfect Roast (#106)

    Annabel Langbein visits and gathers culinary lavender and merino lamb from local farms to make a roast dinner with a difference.

  • A Taste of Asia (#107)

    In sunny Nelson at the top of New Zealand's South Island, Annabel Langbein goes foraging and harvests mushrooms to use in a quick and easy teriyaki fish and mushroom bake.

  • Fiesta for Friends (#108)

    Annabel Langbein picks heritage apples from a family orchard dedicated to preserving rare varieties in sunny Nelson, New Zealand.

  • A French Country Table (#109)

    Annabel Langbein visits her neighbor's hazelnut orchard in New Zealand's Central Otago for the fall harvest, cooking up a rib-sticking pea and ham soup and a spiced apple cake for lunch.

  • Fish on the Menu (#110)

    Always up for an adventure, Annabel Langbein wades in boots and all to net for flounder on a Nelson beach at the northern tip of New Zealand's South Island.

  • Life's A Picnic (#111)

    Annabel Langbein and her daughter Rose head off to a local Wanaka orchard to pick one of the Central Otago's most eagerly anticipated stone fruits - apricots.

  • Effortless Entertaining (#112)

    Annabel Langbein milks goats at her neighbors' organic farm and then shows how easy it is to make haloumi cheese.

  • The Ultimate Cookout (#113)

    Annabel Langbein jetboats across Lake Wanaka to pick luscious raspberries, then returns to her cabin to cook a glorious dinner of grilled chicken and vegetables from her garden.



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