BOOK REVIEW: Citrus by Valerie Aikman-Smith and Victoria Pearson

In their new book Citrus Valerie Aikman-Smith and Victoria Pearson explore wonderful possibilities offered by various citrus fruit. Winter time is perfect for enjoying various citrus fruit because of their high vitamin content, and surely, bright colored fruit make bleak grey winter days more cheerful.


First thing I noticed about this book is its organization-recipes are grouped by fruit rather than by course, although there is a helpful index provided in the very beginning. So is “citrus basics” note.  The sections of the book are the following : lemon, lime, orange, tangerine, grapefruit and the final section is simply called “and the rest”. The final one includes recipes with kumquat, yuzu and various tidbits like candied citrus fruit. Each section includes a few recipes for each course. The recipes themselves look easy enough. Each section includes note on variety in each group of fruit. Some I haven’t heard about and was wondering about difference between some, so it was rather interesting.

Overall impression: A nice collection of recipes when one craves something specifically with citrus. It comes handy because of recipes for different courses being in the same place. Dishes are not complicated. Photography is lovely. 4 stars.


This book was sent to me by Blogging for Books in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.


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