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Simple Pleasures : The Free Range Cook - Annabel Langbein

Simple Pleasures

The Free Range Cook

Hardcover

Published: 1st September 2012
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"Take time out of your busy schedules to savour life's simple pleasures -- the sweetness of a fresh-picked berry, the crunch of a carrot straight from the earth, and the joy to be found in cooking with love for family and friends"

With SIMPLE PLEASURES, Annabel stays true to her philosophy that quality natural ingredients need little in the way of fussy preparation, cooking up an exciting new batch of recipes using seasonal ingredients fresh from her kitchen garden.

Inside, gorgeous photos of Annabel's home-cooked food are interspersed with inspiring images of her verdant vegetable garden and orchard, and the amazing natural landscapes of New Zealand's scenic South Island.

As well as more than 150 delicious recipes, SIMPLE PLEASURES features menu suggestions drawn from the accompanying TV series, plus Annabel's musings on living well in today's fast-paced world.

SIMPLE PLEASURES is interactive with Annabel's website annabel-langbein.com, with QR codes on many recipes linking the reader directly to a video of Annabel making that recipe or sharing her tips for simplifying tricky techniques.

About the Author

Annabel Langbein is one of New Zealand's best-loved food writers and star of international TV series The Free Range Cook. Annabel has published 17 cookbooks and won a number of international awards. Her books have sold close to 1 million copies throughout Europe, North America and Australasia.

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Simple Pleasures
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to understand (11)
  • Great recipes (11)
  • Great ideas (10)
  • Quality photos (10)
  • Well written (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trying new dishes (10)
    • Entertainment ideas (9)
    • Becoming inspired (7)
    • Learning new techniques (5)
    • Reference (5)
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      • Avid cook (6), Casual cook (3)

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    5.0

    Cooking made practical

    By Sally

    from Adelaide

    About Me Casual Cook

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    Pros

    • Easy To Understand
    • Great Ideas
    • Great Recipes
    • Quality Photos
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Becoming Inspired

      Comments about Simple Pleasures:

      The book is easy to understand and I love how most of her recipes interconnect so that ingredients can be used in a number of recipes.

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      5.0

      I can,t recommend this book enough.

      By Sandra

      from Country vic

      About Me Avid Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Understand
      • Fun
      • Great Ideas
      • Great Recipes
      • Informative
      • Quality Photos
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Learning New Techniques
        • Trying New Dishes

        Comments about Simple Pleasures:

        Inspires you to broarden your cooking skills,try something a bit different

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        5.0

        Wonderful book, great recipes

        By The Sausage Roll lady

        from Melbourne

        About Me Avid Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Understand
        • Great Recipes
        • Informative

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Becoming Inspired
          • Entertainment Ideas
          • Learning New Techniques
          • Reference
          • Trying New Dishes

          Comments about Simple Pleasures:

          Arrived very quick, packaged really well

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          5.0

          'Simple Pleasures' an inspiring cookbook

          By Kiwi Geoff

          from Rural south west Victoria

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absolutely Charming
          • Easy To Understand
          • Great Ideas
          • Great Recipes
          • Informative
          • Quality Photos
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Becoming Inspired
            • Entertainment Ideas
            • Learning New Techniques
            • Reference
            • Trying New Dishes

            Comments about Simple Pleasures:

            This book, by 'Free Range Cook' Annabel Langbein gives a usefully wide range of recipes using ingredients from her garden and sourced from the neighbouring area. No food miles here.

            I found it inspirational, and after a month of cooking out of this book, have found almost every recipe turns out the way she describes they should.

            One or two misses, and short cuts that don't really work, but overall an outstanding book which I strongly recommend to others who like their food cooked fresh from the source, not wilting on supermarket shelves.

            Caution though, you just might have to do some work creating and maintaining a vegetable garden with a wide range of varieties!

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            5.0

            As the title suggest Simple Pleasures

            By divine J

            from Kalbarri WA

            About Me Avid Cook

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            Pros

            • Easy To Understand
            • Fun
            • Great Ideas
            • Great Recipes
            • Informative
            • Quality Photos
            • Well Written

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Becoming Inspired
              • Entertainment Ideas
              • Trying New Dishes

              Comments about Simple Pleasures:

              A good read

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              4.0

              Simple but gorgeous pleasures

              By Brissy Bookworm

              from Brisbane

              About Me Avid Cook

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Understand
              • Great Ideas
              • Great Recipes
              • Informative
              • Quality Photos
              • Well Written

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment Ideas
                • Learning New Techniques
                • Trying New Dishes

                Comments about Simple Pleasures:

                Love this book. Beautiful inspiring photos and easy to follow recipes that let you produce really delicious meals.

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                5.0

                Another awesome book !

                By Rosegal

                from Melbourne Australia

                About Me Gourmet Cook

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Understand
                • Fun
                • Great Ideas
                • Great Recipes
                • Informative
                • Quality Photos
                • Well Written

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Entertainment Ideas
                  • Reference
                  • Trying New Dishes

                  Comments about Simple Pleasures:

                  Annabel has done it again. Another inspirational book chock full of simple recipes that ooze the "wow" factor.This is a must in any kitchen library!

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                  4.0

                  Good down to earth food

                  By Frenchophile

                  from Ballarat Vic

                  About Me Gourmet Cook

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Understand
                  • Fun
                  • Great Ideas
                  • Great Recipes
                  • Informative
                  • Quality Photos
                  • Well Written

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Becoming Inspired
                    • Entertainment Ideas
                    • Reference
                    • Trying New Dishes

                    Comments about Simple Pleasures:

                    A good addition to any cooking library no matter what the skill level.

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                    5.0

                    excellent book

                    By adie

                    from picton , Marlborough

                    About Me Casual Cook

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Understand
                    • Fun
                    • Great Ideas
                    • Great Recipes
                    • Informative
                    • Quality Photos
                    • Well Written

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Becoming Inspired
                      • Entertainment Ideas
                      • Trying New Dishes

                      Comments about Simple Pleasures:

                      well written, good photos and easy to follow and the results are great

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                      5.0

                      Total Annabel Convert

                      By Patchworkrose

                      from Adelaide

                      About Me Avid Cook

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Down To Earth
                      • Easy To Understand
                      • Fun
                      • Great Ideas
                      • Great Recipes
                      • Informative
                      • Quality Photos
                      • Well Written

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Becoming Inspired
                        • Different Approach
                        • Entertainment Ideas
                        • Learning New Techniques
                        • Reference
                        • Trying New Dishes

                        Comments about Simple Pleasures:

                        I love Annabel's fresh approach to food and her emphasis on shopping local. She takes the basics that I have always used and makes gorgeous refreshing meals for all to enjoy. We all need a little of Annabel in our lives.

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                        ISBN: 9780733331336
                        ISBN-10: 0733331335
                        Audience: General
                        Format: Hardcover
                        Language: English
                        Number Of Pages: 320
                        Published: 1st September 2012
                        Publisher: ABC Books
                        Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 22.6  x 3.1
                        Weight (kg): 1.31