[Sca-cooks] Question about Citron Leaves

Susan Fox selene at earthlink.net
Sun Jan 4 16:10:27 PST 2009

A tree at my parents' house has been tenatively identified as some kind 
of citron.  Otherwise, the lemons are mind-bogglingly ugly.  Want me to 
mail you some?

All citrus leaves are pleasantly scented and non-poisonous, to the best 
of my knowledge, and would make a suitable kind of leaf to spread over a 
food-bearing surface.  Precursor to foil, smells better and bio-degradable!


Elaine Koogler wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I'm working on figuring out dishes for my Middle Eastern feast at the end of
> February.  I'm looking at an Andalusian recipe, "A Dish of Eggplants with
> Saffron" that calls for, among other things, citron leaves.  I have googled
> them and can only find a description of them, but no one seems to carry
> them!  So...I was wondering.  I can get hold of kaffir lime leaves...would
> these be a reasonable substitute for the citron leaves?  They are both
> citrus fruits, and the Wikipedia article indicates that citron, pomelo and
> mandarin orange were the original citrus fruits...and that citron is the
> name used in several countries for lemon.  So they appear to be closely
> related.
> Any opinions??
> Kiri
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