12:00 pmToitoi - Hawke's Bay Ars nd Events Centre
101 Hastings Street South
Annabel Langbein in conversation with Lizzie Russell at the Hawkes Bay Readers and Writers Festival. 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. In her new memoir Bella, Annabel writes vividly about her many adventures.