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Where can I buy preserved lemons?

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  • Michael E. Dec 13, 2001 02:36 PM
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Hello-
Does anybody know of a convenient place to buy preserved lemons? -- I need one for a chicken dish that I want to make this weekend. If someone knows a spot in the Cambridge/Somerville area that would be great...

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  1. Formaggio Kitchen in West Cambridge has preserved lemons -- they're behind the counter with all the olives, cornichons, etc. Of course, if you're anything like me, you'll walk out with a bagful of cheeses, meats, etc. that you never intended to buy when you went in. It's a dangerous place for a chowhound!

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    1. re: MichaelB

      So you're making the chicken with preserved lemons and olives from Claudia Roden's "New Book of Middle Eastern Food," huh? A spectacular dish! Great with couscous and any chickpea dish (her chickpeas with turmeric are great alongside it).

      I found the preserved lemons in a Lebanese market in West Roxbury -- they were in a jar in liquid, though, and differed from those described in the book. Please post and let us know about the ones you find at Formaggio.