Step aside, pasta and gelato.  Move over, Fellini and Loren.  The real stars of Italy are the boot’s magnificent fruits and vegetables.  Like many visitors to Italy, our recent honeymoon throughout Italy included a stop at the Amalfi Coast.  While the scenery in this corner of Italy is indeed splendid, what caught my eye were the incredible Amalfi lemons at a local farmers market.  Incredibly fragrant and bombastic with their size approaching that of grapefruit, these lemons rank with the tangerine-like California Meyer lemons, rich Korean citrons, and delicate Persian lemons.  From their juice to their zest, few citrus fruits can compare.  Almalfi lemons are just another reason why Italian food ranks as among the most innovative and diverse on the planet.

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The gorgeous incomparable Amalfi Lemons

The gorgeous incomparable Amalfi Lemons

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Tricia Widgen

GGP Food Editor Tricia Widgen brings the perspective of a professional whose career has included marketing for food companies and working with Fortune 500 companies in the management consulting industry. A proud native of Virginia's Eastern Shore, her work has taken her from Boston to Bolivia. She is a graduate of University of Massachusetts-Amherst and completed her MBA at George Washington University. She spends her time between Washington, DC, and Southern California. Her articles will cover food, consumer products, and business.