Author(s): Annabel Langbein (illus Annie Hayward)
The perfect gift for all ages, this beautiful book will become a compact treasury of the most important dates in the lives of family and friends - an heirloom to be passed down through generations. Progressing through January to December, legends and traditions from the past are retold depicting the origin of customs and beliefs from different cultures, many of which are still reflected in our celebrations today. Each month contains a recipe for a special cake celebrating a birthday or the festivities for that time of the year and includes fascinating comments about particular ingredients. The signs of the Zodiac are related and their dates are listed for each month alongside intriguing references to each birthstone with their historical origins, hidden powers and characteristics; a calendar format is supplied to inscribe significant dates. First published July 2008.
Award-winning author Annabel Langbein is one of New Zealand's most celebrated food writers and cooks. She is the author and publisher of 11 bestselling books that have been translated and are distributed all over the world. The Best of Annabel Langbein - Great Food for Busy Lives has sold over half a million copies to date worldwide.