Lemon Zest: More Than 175 Recipes with a Twist

Lori Longbotham, Author Broadway Books $16.95 (272p) ISBN 978-0-7679-0617-3
The same author expounds on her tasty theme in Lemon Zest: More Than 175 Recipes with a Twist, which serves up drinks (from Lemon Barley Water to Lemon Vodka); appetizers (Lemon-Cucumber Sandwiches, Lemon-Ginger Garlic Bread); main courses (Snapper with Lemon Browned Butter and Capers, Pork Tenderloin with Lemon and Fennel) and desserts (Lemon-Blueberry Scones with Lemon Curd). Along with such recipes, Longbotham explains the differences between various types of lemons and offers tips on the art of zesting, explaining that ""most of the joy of the lemon is in the... aptly named zest...."" As writer Margaret Visser observed and Longbotham quotes ""Almost everything we eat contains at least a tiny amount of acid, or we would find it insipid."" ( June 5)
Reviewed on: 05/01/2002
Release date: 05/01/2002
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