Sugar and spice create a new vice.
Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Michael Pesce makes limoncello in Carroll Gardens using culinary geranium–an ingredient he discovered on the Amalfi Coast. The citrus-scented herb grows in the city, too, but with or without it, making limoncello at home is a snap.
In Brooklyn’s Italian-American households, a spirited tradition lives on. (Recipe included.)
If you haven’t yet found a copy of the new winter issue of Edible Brooklyn, you always can read the whole issue right here online. (Though don’t forget that should you choose to subscribe, not only is the print version delivered right to your door, you also get the free Edible app.) As usual, we’ve also got a few extras here in the digital sphere, which we think you’ll like. The recipe for Judge Mike Pesce’s Limoncello, from a story (“The Lure of Limoncello”) on his annual making of the bright-yellow Italian digestif. And from our profile of One Girl Cookies in Cobble Hill (“Cookie Monsters”) recipes for two of their incredible sweets–Spiced Ginger Oatmeal Drops and Fresh Pumpkin Pie with Salty Roasted Pepitas.