Annabelle White

The author of eleven cookbooks Annabelle also keeps herself busy with cooking classes and is a popular member of the public speaking circuit.

In 2009 the University of Waikato recognized her with the Distinguished Alumni award. She also holds a history degree (MA First Class Hons) from Waikato University.

Popular television and radio cooking personality Annabelle White is synonymous with good food and fun times in the kitchen.  Annabelle believes that keeping food simple, easy, “confidence building” and delicious, mixed with plenty of tips, funny quips and great recipes make for good times for family and friends.

Annabelle’s first cookbook "Best Recipes" was released in 1997 and had been reprinted multiple times. Many of her titles are now out of print but her sequel to "Best Recipes" entitled "Simply The Best" co-authored with Kathy Paterson in 1999 topped the New Zealand best-selling list and remained there for many weeks.  Other titles include, "Annabelle Cooks", "Annabelle Cooks Healthy" and specialist cook books in the areas of Christmas, BBQ and Cakes and Slices.

Annabelle was the food columnist for the Sunday Star-Times from 1989 till 2010 when she became the NZ Women’s Weekly Food Editor and previously has been the NZ House & Garden Food editor and been busy with writing about food/travel/ consumer products / and TV and Radio since 1989.

A graduate of Waikato University with a MA First class Hons in History and Geography she has had years of teaching experience.

“I'm a cook who loves to teach, more than a chef with great knife skills!" 

Annabelle’s presentations around the country includes great tips on cooking / baking and social interaction!   

Expect the unexpected with Annabelle’s presentations - interactive and energetic you will enjoy it all !