From Publishers Weekly
"Lemon" especially when applied to cars is often used as a term of derogation. But Lori Longbotham, former Gourmet magazine editor, has better ideas about this beautiful fruit, and her Luscious Lemon Desserts explores lemon cakes, pies, puddings, custards, cookies, ice creams, shortcakes, crpes, truffles, peels, curds, popsicles, confections and sauces with panache and, well, zest. Over 70 recipes for decadent treats Profiteroles, Chilled Lemon Souffle, Chocolate Ganache Tart with Lots of Lemon, Luscious Lemon and Blueberry Tiramisu, Lemon Crme Brle, Lemon Mascarpone-Clementine Gratins and Lemon Sorbet-Filled Lemons accompanied by mesmerizing color photos, convincingly make Longbotham's point that "lemons are the divas of desserts." This book offers some of the same tips on buying and zesting lemons as Lemon Zest, but otherwise there's impressively little overlap between the two. Anyone craving summer desserts will find these recipes mouthwateringly irresistible.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
The former food editor for Gourmet and author of Better by Microwave gives lemon lovers what they have been looking for in this first-ever cookbook dedicated exclusively to lemon desserts. She presents over 70 recipes for cakes, pies, tarts, puddings, custards, cookies, ice cream, and sorbets. Included in this appealing volume are classics such as Lemon Squares and the Ultimate Lemon Pound Cake, as well as new treats like Ethereal Lemon Angel Pie, Lemon Meringue Ice-Cream Cake, and Luscious Lemon and Blueberry Tiramisu. Recipes range from simple to complex and include suggestions for advance preparation and serving. There are also tips on buying, storing, and using lemons and baking tips and techniques. Dozens of vibrant and tempting color photographs illustrate the finished recipes and an attractive design makes this book a pleasure to read and use. Highly recommended. Pauline Baughman, Multnomah Cty. Lib., Portland, OR
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.