Thursday, July 23, 2015

Book Beginning: The Lemon Cookbook


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I was first seduced by a lemon at the tender age of six.

-- From the author's introduction to The Lemon Cookbook: 50 Sweet & Savory Recipes to Brighten Every Meal by Ellen Jackson, published by Sasquatch Books.

Ellen Jackson goes on to describe a "lemon stick" -- a treat made from a peppermint stick stuck into a lemon so the candy is used as a straw to suck the juice. We did the same thing with oranges when I was a kid, although is sounds so weird, I thought I made it up until I read the beginning of Jackson's new cookbook.

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