The Citrus Pantry
For 21st century Israelis, nothing’s more natural than spritzing lemon juice onto a salad, drinking freshly squeezed orange juice in winter, or peeling juicy clementines. Citrus, which originated in Southeast Asia, is an integral part of many Middle Eastern kitchens today. It played an important role in the cooking of Israel’s late First Lady Nechama Rivlin, who inspired this collection. The recipes for preserving citrus below were developed by chefs Izhar Sa’ar and Hilah Ronen Sahar of Rutenberg Restaurant.