Saturday, August 1, 2015
Review: The Lemon Cookbook
Ellen Jackson has produced the cookbook equivalent of a cheery bowl of lemons, The Lemon Cookbook: 50 Sweet & Savory Recipes to Brighten Every Meal. Everyone should have one on their kitchen counter.
This is not a big book, but it is perfect. Jackson, a classically trained pastry chef and food stylist, gets all the details right, from the bright, sunny cover, to the beautiful photographs and watercolor illustrations, to the selection of recipes.
The recipes are a reasonable mix of simple and more complex, with nothing too difficult for home cook. All try to have something a little novel to them, like charring the lemon for the chimichurri, adding parmesan and pepper to make a savory lemon biscotti, and using brown sugar in a meringue. The book could get by on its charm, but the recipes really do look good!
The Lemon Cookbook is my new Go To gift for weekend visits, new kitchens, house warmings, wedding showers, and for everyone living in a sunny climate with a lemon tree in their backyard. Yes, Mom and Dad, I mean you.
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