This is a book of recipes. It is a fabulous collection of 30 tart and tangy recipes, from chilled soups to irresistible desserts. It includes classic lemon recipes such as Fresh Lemon Tart, Lemon Barley Water, and Lemon and Walnut Cake, with refreshing combinations such as Pot-roasted Chicken with Preserved Lemons and Artichokes with Garlic, Lemon and Olive Oil. It offers a concise introduction describes how to grow and harvest lemons plus how to get the best from the fruit in your cooking. It features tasty appetizers and snacks, refreshing salads, fish and shellfish, rich meat and poultry dishes, plus exciting cakes and bakes. It includes step-by-step instructions, cooking tips and techniques that will ensure complete success. It is clearly illustrated with over 75 photographs. The lemon is an essential cooking ingredient - its sharply fragrant juice and tangy rind is added to many different dishes from around the world. This enchanting book offers a wonderful array of recipes celebrating this intensely piquant fruit. There are soups from Greece and Thailand, a classic French hollandaise sauce, unusual fish dishes such as monkfish with peppered citrus marinade, and zingy fresh salads to choose from. The last chapter on cakes and desserts shows the true versatility of lemons with lemony breads, tarts, cookies and cakes along with Lemon Meringue Pie and a mouthwatering Lemon Cheesecake.
Helen Sudell is an established cooking editor, writer and gardener who has gathered the best citrus recipes from a wide range of food writers.