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in detail at least rarely *As I Have A *I have a of a short attention span at times Author starts with the big picture of citrus in Italy in general saving the best chapters for later a discussion of chinotto used for the liueur Campari as well as citron that s harvested by Orthodox Jews for Sukkot holiday use Hebrew srog The latter sounds like a fascinating fruit so I really felt that I ve missed out never Fitness for Geeks experiencing it in any form Recommendedspecially for Italophiles but general interest nough for most readers The product of several years investigation into the story of Italy and its citrus fruit Helena Attlee has written a book that is a perfect combination of food and travel Sour oranges citrons srogim tangelos tangerines mandarins satsumas grapefruit lemons the list is a long one The Sicilian mafia has its roots no pun intended in the citrus trade which has been a staple of Italy s conomy for hundreds of years There are some products g srogim which can only be grown successfully in southern Italy which sees an influx of rabbis view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler If you re recruiting for a pub uiz team and need an xpert on all things citrus I m your gal I "started reading this during a vacation in Tuscany last month Attlee a garden historian does a "reading this during a vacation in Tuscany last month Attlee a garden historian does a job of blending travel science and history and she ven includes some recipes too Here are a few of the fascinating and unexpected things I learned about citrus fruit Lemons originated in the Himalayan foothills all oranges come from Assam or Burma research suggests China may be another source Blood oranges get their color from anthocyanins which can only develop where there is a difference of at least 18 degrees F between daytime and nighttime temperatures in fall and winter The bergamot contributes its Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good essential oi. Nd the citrus industry By combining insight into the country's cultural political andconomic history with travel writing horticulture and art Helena Atlee gives the reader a uniue view of ItalyHelena 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. I was sent this as a first Read Copy I Really Wanted To Like copy I really wanted to like book and obviously someone who knows much about books and writing decided this book was worth publishing so this is just my little honest opinion I have read National Geographics since I was a child I have never meet a subject in which I couldn t become somewhat interestedThe books xplains the story of lemons in Italian history as she travels though Italy The cover is beautiful I m assuming it s of an Italian *painting I searched for the artwork credits but could not find any *I searched for the artwork credits but could not find any is very passionate about lemons culture and history She is well researched which shows in her writing but she suffers from what I call the science syndrome in writing She s a researcher first then a writer There for the research becomes much important than the story She flatly gives you the story like a boring lecturer instead of showing you the story This is why journalist make the best non fiction writers because it s been drilled in their heads that the story is what s the most important They know that using words like wonderful and glorious do not nrich a story These days lemons are a part of our culinary lives but there was a time not long ago when these were seen as xotic fruit People would return from Italy on holiday in the 1950 s with tales of trees laden with fruit inhaling the heady aroma that the fruit givesAnd it is to Italy that Atlee takes us From the Sicilian terraces full of mandarins and blood oranges to the Southern Italian groves full of the huge citron and bergamonts She visits the perfumed gardens of Liguria to see their particularly sour chinotti and witnesses the festival in Ivrea where the inhabitants throw Liguria to see their particularly sour chinotti and witnesses the festival in Ivrea where the inhabitants throw tonnes of oranges at ach other Along her journey she draws together the history of the places and the fruits sips limoncello on sun soaked terraces discovers. The Land Where Lemons Grow uses the colourful past of six different kinds of Italian citrus to tell an unexpected history of Italy from the arrival of citrons in 2nd century Calabria through Arab domination of Sicily in the 9th century to slow food and cutting Seductive Surrender edge genetic research in the 21st Along the way Helena Attlee traces the uses of citrusssential oils in the perfume industry and describes the xtra. New pastas meets Rabbis choosing perfect citrons but mostly lets these fruits permeate *Her SoulI Really Enjoyed *soulI really njoyed Atlee writes with authority and confidence on
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subject talking the Arabs who brought the fruits to Italy to the modern organised crime syndicates who controlled the Scillian trade All the way through she manages to voke the feel and atmosphere of the places that she visits and on a damp day in the UK there is no place that I would rather be than a sun drenched piazza in Italy 3 12 starsI really njoyed reading about the history of Italy through the lens of their love for and cultivation of citrus I learned so much about citrus that it s so much than oranges and lemons and that citrus has so many uses beyond ating And I learned so much about the history of Italy vis a vis their cultivation of these plants that originally came from the Himalayas Fascinating ven if Attlee s writing is occasionally clunky What I really appreciated is that she was dogged in tracking down all the different types of citrus grown throughout the Italian peninsula as well as Sicily and digging in to give us a first hand view of the history the cultivation the growers and the many ways that citrus is used in Italy and throughout the world Recommended Why I m reading this I love Italy I love citrus I m a sucker for the historyscience behind food And most importantly I needed a virtual vacation from the deep freeze we re living in this winter here in Minnesota I ve written three blogs on this marvellous book From BBC radio 4 Book of the WeekMixing travel writing history and horticulture Helena Attlee takes a celebratory journey through Italy xploring why citrus holds a special place in the Italian imagination I started the book looking forward to travel narrative there was some though the focus is on the history of lemons in the Medit. Ction of precious bergamot oil; the history of marmalade and its production in Sicily; the xtraordinary harvest of 'Diamante' citrons by Jewish citron merchants in Calabria; the primitive violence of the Battle of Oranges when the streets in Ivrea run with juice She reveals the arliest manifestations of the Mafia among the lemon gardens outside Palermo and traces the ongoing links between organised crime The Land Where Lemons Grow


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    Download The Land Where Lemons Grow E–pub/Pdf [The Land Where Lemons Grow] I started reading this during a vacation in Tuscany last month Attlee a garden historian does a great job of blending travel science and history – and she even includes some recipes too Here are a few of the fascinating and unexpected things I learned about citrus fruit• Lemons originated in the Himalayan foothills; all oranges come from

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    E–pub/Pdf [The Land Where Lemons Grow] 3 12 starsI really enjoyed reading about the history of Italy through the lens of their love for and cultivation of citrus I learned so much about citrus that it's so much than oranges and lemons and that citrus has so many uses beyond eating

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