Citrus fruits are the most exiciting family of ingredients with which to cook. They satisfy almost every part of the palate - sweet, sour, bitter, and umami-enhancing, how many other foods are as versatile and transformative?
From the smallest squeeze of lemon, to the zing of lime zest, citrus fruits are almost magical. No longer seen as exotic, they are truly international. take the humble lime: cornerstone of the American key lime pie, fragrant in Thai curries, fresh in Mexican guacamole, used to cook raw fish in South American ceviche, pickled in India, and dried in the Middle East.
Citrus offers 150 inspiring recipes that celebrate these wonderful fruits. Through fresh salads, soups, seafood, Asian and Mediterranean-influenced meat dishes, preserves and pickles, to the world of sweet pies, cakes, and cocktails, Catherine Phipps explores the myriad uses of oranges and lemons, and all things in between. Her recipes are straightforward, easy to follow, and work perfectly every time. Citrus is a vibrant, colorful source of delight and inspiration.
About the Author
Catherine Phipps writes for the Guardian's food pages and is a freelance food writer. She is the author of The Pressure Cooker Cookbook (2012) and Chicken (2015). She lives in London, with her partner and children.
"An exciting tribute to all things citrus in this sweet and tangy collection. Beautiful color photos of nearly every dish enhance this alluring new book, making it an essential addition to every cookbook collection." - Publisher's Weekly Starred review
"If you have been stuck in a citrus rut, forever making lemonade or lemon drizzle cake or only eating grapefruit at breakfast, then this book is for you. If you delight in the fancy of finger limes, adore yuzu and go crazy for kefir, then this book is also for you. It is a beautifully written and easy to understand cookbook that offers interesting insight for both novice and veteran citrus fans." - Daisy Nichols, The Daily Meal
"Evoking the nostalgic scent and global flavor of citrus, Phipps presents a rich collection that includes preserves, starters, soups, meals, desserts, candies, and drinks that can be mixed and matched based on the season and variety of fruit available. The introduction offers a history of experimentation and travel-inspired flavor, while the chapters on citrus varieties serve as a primer for the adventurous cook. Helpful notes accompany each recipe, and measurement conversions make it easy for American cooks to follow. Recipes and instructions are easy to read, and substitutes are suggested in the event a particular fruit is unavailable. -VERDICT With eye-catching photographs, a detailed index, and beautiful, cloth-bound cover, this book is an impressive addition to any home cook's collection. Perfect for beginning and experienced cooks alike." - Library Journal (starred review)