Lemons were and still are a part of daily life for the locals of the Amalfi Coast and even though Gennaro came to England 50 years ago, his addiction for this citrus fruit has never ceased.
The Amalfi lemon, locally known as Sfusato Amalfitano, is like no other – a huge, elongated-in-shape, knobbly, thick-skinned citrus fruit, but oh-so wonderfully sweet and aromatic with a soft pith that can be eaten as well – in fact no part of the lemon is ever wasted – even the leaves are used to wrap meat, vegetables and cheese. With their versatility and vibrancy, lemons can transform a dish – they can add balance, cleanse, refresh and brighten, cut through the richness of a dish to lift it as well as preserving and “cooking” ingredients.
“ “Lemons are precious to me; a symbol of my beloved homeland, they stir up fond memories of my childhood as well as having a wealth of uses. They cleanse, refresh, preserve and are an absolute essential in the home!”
Join Gennaro in celebrating the lemon with this exciting collection of over 80 inspirational recipes. From light delicate salads to lemon pasta & risotto, meat, fish and exquisite desserts and refreshing Lemon Granita for a hot summer’s day.
This is a beautiful and inspiring homage to the most revered of fruit and one that is very close to Gennaro’s heart.