The Land Where Lemons Grow

The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit

Author: Helena Attlee

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141967862

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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Travellers have always been thrilled by the sight of citrus in Italy, where dark leaves and bright fruit seem to charge the landscape, making the trees symbols of a sun-soaked, poetic vision of the country. Citrus also holds a special place in the Italian imagination, and in The Land Where Lemons Grow, Helena Attlee sets out to explore its curious past and its enduring resonance in Italian culture. Building on a life of travel and work in Italy, she undertakes a journey encompassing the sticky streets of Ivrea during the Battle of Oranges, the comfortable gardens of Tuscany's villas and a magic triangle of land in Sicily, where the best blood oranges in the world grow in the shadow of a volcano. She maps the citron's long migration from the foothills of the Himalayas to the shores of southern Italy, traces the bitter juice of Seville oranges through ancient Roman and Renaissance cookery books, exposes early manifestations of the Mafia during the nineteenth-century citrus boom, and laments the loss of landscapes shaped by citrus cultivation. The book is a celebration of the unique qualities of Italy's citrus fruit, from bergamot that will thrive only on a short stretch of coastline, to Calabria's Diamante citrons, vital to Jews all over the world during the celebration of Sukkoth. The Land Where Lemons Grow is a heady mixture of travel writing, history, horticulture and art; a unique journey through Italy's cultural, culinary and political past. Helena Attlee is the author of four books about Italian gardens, and others on the cultural history of gardens around the world. Helena is a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund and has worked in Italy for nearly 30 years.
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The Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of Italy and Its Citrus Fruit

Author: Helena Attlee

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581576102

Category: Cooking

Page: 248

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A unique culinary adventure through Italian history The Land Where Lemons Grow is the sweeping story of Italy's cultural history told through the history of its citrus crops. From the early migration of citrus from the foothills of the Himalayas to Italy's shores to the persistent role of unique crops such as bergamot (and its place in the perfume and cosmetics industries) and the vital role played by Calabria's unique Diamante citrons in the Jewish celebration of Sukkoth, author Helena Attlee brings the fascinating history and its gustatory delights to life. Whether the Battle of Oranges in Ivrea, the gardens of Tuscany, or the story of the Mafia and Sicily's citrus groves, Attlee transports readers on a journey unlike any other.
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The World of Renaissance Italy: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

Author: Joseph P. Byrne

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440829608

Category: History

Page: 797

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Students of the Italian Renaissance who wish to go beyond the standard names and subjects will find in this text abundant information on the lives, customs, beliefs, and practices of those who lived during this exciting time period. • Synthesizes the latest research and publication in the Italian Renaissance era by the top scholars in their respective historical fields • Covers a range of types of people and issues rarely covered in other books on the Italian Renaissance and supplies detailed coverage that adds a social dimension to traditional topics such as art, religion, and war • Authored by a prolific and highly regarded author of history texts, Joseph P. Byrne, PhD, who is expert in the Italian Renaissance • Appropriate for advanced high school and undergraduate college students as well as general readers interested in the Renaissance period in Italy
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Asian Fruits and Berries

Growing Them, Eating Them, Appreciating Their Lore

Author: Kathleen Low

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476637725

Category: Gardening

Page: 242

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From loquat to breadfruit to persimmon, Asian fruits and berries offer a dizzying selection of tastes, techniques and associated lore. This guide provides descriptions, histories, growing techniques and additional information about Asia's resplendent selection of fruits and berries, with a full color photograph accompanying each entry. Their rich history and cultural lore is presented in this practical guide to identifying, eating and growing the berries and fruits of the Asian continent.
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Cooking with Chef Silvio

Stories and Authentic Recipes from Campania

Author: Silvio Suppa

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438433654

Category: COOKING

Page: 144

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A guided tour of the cuisine, culture, and rich culinary history of the Campania region of Italy. Join Anthony V. Riccio and Chef Silvio Suppa for a guided tour of the rich culinary history of southern Italy. Known to the Romans as Campania Felix, or “fertile countryside,” Chef Silvio’s home region of Campania is blessed with rich volcanic soil and warm sea breezes, which has resulted in an exuberant and varied cuisine that draws not only on the region’s abundant fresh vegetables and herbs but also centuries of Roman, Arab, Spanish, and French influences. From traditional favorites like eggplant parmigiana andpacche e fasul to family recipes like Aunt Irma’s stuffed peppers and Maria Suppa’s zabaglione, Cooking with Chef Silvio offers hearty and heartwarming fare, as well as the stories behind the food, a cultural and social history of a region as told through its cuisine. “…Silvio’s recipes are remarkable because they are so honest and uncontrived. There’s a spare maturity to his dishes. Of the thirty or so Italian cookbooks I have at home, this one just became my favorite.” — Matt Sutherland, ForeWord Reviews “Cooking with Chef Silvio: Stories and Authentic Recipes from Campania is more than an Italian cookbook—it’s a coffee table amalgam of southern Italy’s culinary cultural history, peppered with delightful anecdotes as well as delectable recipes … An excellent choice for cookbook collections.” — Wisconsin Bookwatch “There’s always space for another Italian cookbook in my kitchen. Simple, easy, and straightforward, Silvio’s cooking will regale you, satisfying your belly and your soul.” — Chef Jacques Pépin “I am 100% Italian, yet have not had the chance to fly over to Italy, so instead of pulling out my passport, I head to the Connecticut shoreline where I feel like I am truly getting a slice of authentic Italian cuisine! Chef Silvio has been such a delight to work with—so entertaining on air and just as warm off the air—I feel like he is one of my relatives the way he always greets me with open arms and a freshly piped cannoli! The only downfall? The umpteen pounds I have put on from a few too many visits to his restaurant.” — Dina Stavola, FOX-TV CT “The countryside of Campania comes alive in Cooking with Chef Silvio. These simple, flavorful, and rustic dishes inspire families to come together. Bring the bounty of Italian cuisine and the engaging history of the region to your table.” — Chef Christopher Prosperi, Metro Bis Restaurant, Simsbury, CT After learning the art of cooking from his grandmother, Silvio Suppa brought his knowledge of l’arte della cucina to the United States in 1968, where he became one of the architects of the cuisine now known as “New Haven Italian.” After cooking at New Haven’s famed Del Monaco’s Restaurant for more than twenty years, he and his wife, sVittoria, moved to Madison, Connecticut, where he continues to serve his beloved Mediterranean classics at Café Allegre and three other restaurants: The Woodwinds, in Branford; Chef Silvio’s, in Guilford; and Allegre Gourmet Express, in Madison. I have had the immense pleasure of booking Chef Silvio Suppa on the Fox-TV CT Morning Show several times. People always ask “how can you make Italian food different?” well they have never tasted Silvio’s creations. He puts his heart and soul into every dish and it makes you feel as if he is personally preparing it for you!
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Congressional Serial Set

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
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A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: N.A

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