New Zealand Celebrity Chef and America’s Newest International Foodie Phenomenon, Annabel Langbein, Won the People’s Choice Award for Best Home Chef in a Series at the Prestigious 7th Annual Taste Awards.
The celebrity chef received the award at a glittering red-carpet ceremony in San Francisco this past Thursday. The award comes only five months after Annabel’s TV series The Free Range Cook: Simple Pleasures launched on US TV, showcasing New Zealand’s spectacular scenery and laid back lifestyle and Annabel’s simple but delicious garden-to-table recipes to millions of Americans.
“I’m just so amazed and overwhelmed and excited to have won the People’s Choice Award,” says Annabel. “Thanks to everyone who voted and who has supported me on this exciting journey. It’s such an honor to be able to show the rest of the world how special our country is and to share my philosophy for cooking and eating in tune with the seasons.”
The TASTE Awards (aka the Tastys) are the premiere awards in the US broadcast industry, celebrating the best in food, fashion, travel and lifestyle programs on television, in film, online and on radio. Previous winners include Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay, Martha Stewart and Anthony Bourdain. Annabel was a finalist in four categories in this year’s awards.
The win tops off a great week for Annabel in the US. Last Thursday she appeared on the top-rated Today Show, demonstrating her quick and clever Super Bowl snacks alongside anchor Matt Lauer and co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. Annabel has been invited back to make regular appearances on the show.
To learn more about the culinary background that made Annabel Langbein the First Lady of the Kitchen in New Zealand and America’s Newest International Foodie Phenomenon, visit her online at http://www.annabel-langbein.
About Annabel Langbein
A native New Zealander, Annabel Langbein’s roots are deeply tethered in the earth in a satisfying cycle of growing, harvesting, cooking and sharing around the table. Annabel has published 21 cookbooks, which have sold more than two million copies around the world. All her recipes are thoroughly and professionally tested to ensure stress-free, foolproof results. Her aim as the host of “Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook – Simple Pleasures” is to serve as the audience’s guide, sharing her knowledge, skills and experience so that cooking can be more rewarding and fun. Her down-to-earth approach is both practical and inspiring. Starting with the freshest seasonal ingredients, many of which are harvested from her own garden and orchard, she shows how easy it is to cook sensational food in a simple, natural way. For additional information on Langbein and her cooking philosophy, please visit http://www.annabel-langbein.