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Why does the Meyer lemon get a special name? Because the slightly sweeter lemon--first introduced by the agricultural explorer Frank Meyer--is thought to be a cross between a "regular lemon" and a mandarin orange. The peels are more tender, the flavor less acidic (hence, less mouth puckering) and the color, a deeper egg yolk shade. We're in the throes of Meyer lemon season, so we've rounded up some recipes for you.

Lemon Recipes


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