[The Land Where Lemons Grow] Kindle Å Helena Attlee


  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • The Land Where Lemons Grow
  • Helena Attlee
  • English
  • 04 June 2020
  • 9781846144301

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Read The Land Where Lemons Grow The Land Where Lemons Grow Summary Ì 104 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 edge genetic research in the 21st Along the way Helena Attlee traces the uses of citrus essential oils in the perfume industry and describes the extra. 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 esrogim 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 economy for hundreds of years There are some products eg esrogim which can only be grown successfully in southern Italy which sees an influx of rabbis every August as they arrive from all over the world to buy them for Sukkoth a religious festivalThere is so much history in this book not just about citrus fruits but about Italy itself and it s so well written Attlee describes citrus groves so evocatively that I felt I was there She gives us mouthwatering recipes which are pointless to try making unless you can source the original product I m amazed at how interesting I found this book Thanks to my friend Linda for lending it to me I have to buy my own copy now as I definitely want this one on my bookshelf

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The Land Where Lemons Grow

Read The Land Where Lemons Grow The Land Where Lemons Grow Summary Ì 104 Ction of precious bergamot oil; the history of marmalade and its production in Sicily; the extraordinary 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 earliest manifestations of the Mafia among the lemon gardens outside Palermo and traces the ongoing links between organised crime a. I started the book looking forward to travel narrative there was some though the focus is on the history of lemons in the Mediterranean region well presented never bogged down in detail or at least rarely as I have a bit 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 esrog The latter sounds like a fascinating fruit so I really felt that I ve missed out never experiencing it in any form Recommended especially for Italophiles but general interest enough for most readers

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Read The Land Where Lemons Grow The Land Where Lemons Grow Summary Ì 104 Nd the citrus industry By combining insight into the country's cultural political and economic 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 this 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 explains 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 She 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 enrich a story


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    [The Land Where Lemons Grow] Kindle Å Helena Attlee The product of several years’ investigation into ‘the story of Italy and its citrus fruit’ Helena Attlee has written a book th

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    Helena Attlee Ô 4 Summary [The Land Where Lemons Grow] Kindle Å Helena Attlee 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

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    [The Land Where Lemons Grow] Kindle Å Helena Attlee 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 h

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