Green goodness lemon and parmesan risotto

INGREDIENTS  3 tbsp butter or neutral oil 2 onions, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1½ cups risotto rice ½ cup white wine 6 cups hot gluten-free vegetable stock, plus a little extra if needed 1 tsp salt ground black pepper, to taste 4 handfuls baby spinach leaves 2 cups frozen peas, thawed 1 cup […]

Tray-bake chicken Caesar salad: Annabel Langbein

Caesar salad is one of those timeless recipes that everyone loves. Throwing everything into the oven to cook makes fast work of this fabulous recipe, and the dressing can also be made ahead of time.   INGREDIENTS Caesar salad 4 boneless chicken thighs, ideally skin-on 8 rashers streaky bacon 4 trusses cherry or truss tomatoes […]

Perfect panforte recipe

I always don a clean pair of dishwashing gloves to mix this dense festive Italian fruit cake, as it’s very heavy to mix with a spoon and you need to work fast so the toffee mixture doesn’t set before it’s mixed through the fruit and nuts. The recipe scales up easily and you can play […]

A Culinary Queen

Annabel Langbein has personally penned more than 10,000 recipes.     I could almost tell you them all too; it’s like this huge computer in my head that would drive anyone else mad, but I love it,” she laughs. It was her dad that was the engineer by trade and, although Annabel had always thought […]

Annabel Langbein

The free range cook: one on one with Annabel Langbein

She’s one of the country’s most beloved cooks, with a cooking style that is as down to earth as her personality. Metropol talks to Annabel Langbein as she tours the country lending her talented hand to a range of worthy causes such as Life Education Trust Canterbury. How did your love of cooking and baking […]

Essential Volume Two: Sweet Treats for Every Occasion

Win with Metropol: Annabel Langbein cookbook Essential Volume Two: Sweet Treats for Every Occasion

In Essential Volume Two: Sweet Treats for Every Occasion, bestselling New Zealand cookbook author Annabel Langbein shares her best-ever versions of just about every sweet recipe you could dream of. Featuring everything from nostalgic baking classics to modern vegan desserts, this comprehensive compendium is the only book you’ll ever need to bring a little sweetness […]

Armstrong Prestige

In the driver’s seat: Armstrong Prestige where great customer service drives them

Strong customer relationships are one of the pillars of commercial success, but Armstrong Prestige has taken this concept to the next level. The company recently flew some of its best customers down to Warbirds Over Wanaka, cooked up a storm with celebrity chef Annabel Langbein and got the ladies out on the track to experience […]

The charitable social calendar

The charitable social calendar: local events with a community or charitable trust

We share our city with some incredible people who put heart, mind and soul into the support of philanthropic endeavours, so much so that we couldn’t possibly hope to list them all. What we can do however, is list some of the upcoming events on the local social calendar which have been formed to support […]