With their enchanting perfume and exceptional flavor, lemons have long been celebrated by cooks, gardeners, and healers around the world. Their bracing juice helps to fend off sickness, adds piquancy to a sweet drink, and vibrancy to a fulfilling broth. Their sunny rinds preserve beautifully, and the delicious zest is a treasure trove of flavor and aroma.
Lemons showcases the fruit's versatility with fascinating lore, tips on growing, and simple recipes for eating as well as for beauty, health, and home. Take a journey across land and time with this widely prized citrus, from its origins in the Mediterranean to its reign in Morocco and Tunisia, across continents to Europe and eventually America. Find straightforward counsel on easy backyard and even indoor gardening, where the lemon tree's heavenly scent and glossy leaves can make a lovely and decorative addition.
The lemon is a cook's best friend, and recipes for a vibrant Gremolata, savory Lemon-Parsley Biscuits, and a sparkling Lemon-Champagne Sorbet are sure to become favorites. Not just for the kitchen, lemons possess great healing and beautifying properties. Wake up your skin with the Lemon-Lavender Splash, soothe a sore throat with lemon Cough Syrup, and freshen the linen closet with aromatic lemon Pomanders.
Wtih practical wisdiom, wonderful gift ideas and homey delights, this charming little book is th ecomplete compendium for true lemon lovers.