taste, which is also found in many other citrus fruits, comes from the citric acid present. In addition to flavour, the fruit contains a lot of vitamin C. A lemon consists of three parts: the peel with many essential oils, the white part of the peel which contains a lot of pectin and bitters and the inner part with the pulp, which consists of thousands of vesicles or sacs full of lemon juice. The peel is often treated with a wax coating and that is why you should always wash them well before use. Organic lemons do not have this layer.
Basic techniques: pressing, slicing, grilling, preserving, baking, smoking, grating, roasting, making ice-cream and sorbet, gelling.
Flavour combinations: smoked fish, chicken, shellfish, oyster, lamb, anise, almond, artichoke, asparagus, chili pepper, chocolate, goat cheese, mint, tomato, thyme, orange, saffron, parsley, rose, olive, coriander seed, rosemary, chocolate, etcetera.