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Paper Plus to launch Annabel Langbein’s latest cookbook

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3rd September 2012

Paper Plus to launch Annabel Langbein’s latest cookbook at Books & Bubbles event

Paper Plus invites fabulous foodies and book lovers alike to join Annabel and media personality Kerre Woodham on Monday 10th September at the Aotea Centre for an evening that is sure to inspire and delight.

The evening will include an array of tastings straight from Annabel’s cookbook Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook: Simple Pleasures, as well as a glass of bubbles, before guests sit back and enjoy an night of foodie-focused fun with Kerre and Annabel.

Paper Plus’ Marketing Manager, Lyle Hastings says that he’s enthused that Annabel has joined forces with Paper Plus, and together they aim to educate New Zealanders on the joys of discovering simple, fresh foods.

“The launch event will be a chance for customers to get a real insight into Annabel’s simple pleasures in life, find out what inspired the book and there will even be the opportunity to pick up a signed copy.”

“Paper Plus stores nationwide will be exclusively selling the cookbook between 8th and 22nd September, and we’re thrilled to be doing so. Our customers are keen followers of Annabel’s books and of her journey as The Free Range Cook. Due to this, we’re launching the cookbook with a big bang, and toasting life’s simple pleasures,” says Lyle.

Annabel Langbein explains, “One of my greatest pleasures is sharing ideas about how to create a good life, whether that’s growing a small pot of herbs on the kitchen bench, or gathering family and friends for a Sunday night roast. It’s these small moments that I cherish and I’ve aimed to share them with viewers and readers in my new TV series and cookbook.

“I’m looking forward to working with Paper Plus to show New Zealanders what fun it is to create delicious meals using fresh seasonal ingredients – one page at a time.”

Tickets are just $35 and those interested can purchase tickets at their local Paper Plus store.


Launch of Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook: Simple Pleasures
Date: Monday 10th September, 6.30pm
Location: Lower NZI Room, Aotea Centre

Cost: $35
Tickets: Available from Paper Plus stores nationwide

Notes to the Editor:

About Paper Plus

The Paper Plus Group began 28 years ago and is one of New Zealand’s largest stationery and book sellers. The Group incorporates three separate retail brands: Paper Plus, which has 106 stores; Take Note with 48 stores; and Office Spot with two stores, all offering a great range of stationery, books, magazines, cards and gifts to New Zealand consumers. There is a Paper Plus store in most towns from Kaitaia to Invercargill. It is the only New Zealand book and stationery retailer with Fly Buys.

About Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook: Simple Pleasures

On sale exclusively at Paper Plus from 8th September until 22nd September 2012. RRP $59.95. 320pp, hard cover, 216x253mm portrait (same size as Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook)

About Annabel Langbein

Annabel Langbein is New Zealand’s leading celebrity cook, food writer and publisher, and the star of her own international television series, Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook.

The second season of her TV show launches in primetime on TV One during September.

With 19 cookbooks under her belt, Annabel has earned a passionate following for her uncomplicated recipes that transform inexpensive, everyday ingredients into meals with the wow factor. She draws on a global palette of flavours and her trademark Fridge Fixings to create dishes that are big on flavour while, with a few indulgent exceptions, light on fat and sugar.

Annabel’s books have won numerous international awards, been translated into multiple languages and sold close to two million copies throughout Europe, North America and Australasia.

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