Getting around the Amalfi Coast

Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 04:18 AM
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Hi ek and Love,

By "greenish" I do not mean as in a lime.

Go to http://www.ficml.org/jemimap/style/color/wheel.html and set the pointer on the color wheel to where you get #eeff77 on "websmart".

That is the proper color.

Then put the pointer on the square.

Move it to #ffff77.

That nice, bright, very yellow color comes from FD&C #5 and #6.

Also see http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3277/...f7a3fa8225.jpg
and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limoncello

If you want to keep your limoncello in the freezer, go ahead.

I find that it takes up room better used for Tanqueray Rangpur.

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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 04:50 AM
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Ira, thanks but I do not a color wheel to tell me the proper color of limoncello. The proper color is not greenish, neither is it the bright yellow that comes from artificial dyes.

I've seen enough high-quality unadulterated versions of this spirit, both home-made and commercially produced to know that the color in no way can properly be described as greenish. So I will not clutter up the board with hundreds of photos to prove the point.

The only thing that I can imagine might impart a greenish tinge would be the use of unripe lemon peels.

Or perhaps you are confusing limoncello with a neutral based spirit made with lime, which might be called lime-cello.
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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 07:09 AM
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ek writes,

>I've seen enough high-quality unadulterated versions of this spirit, both home-made and commercially produced to know that the color in no way can properly be described as greenish. So I will not clutter up the board with hundreds of photos to prove the point. <

So, like Cardinal Bellarmine, you refuse to look through the telescope because you know that there is nothing to see.

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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 07:46 AM
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No, Ira. That is not correct. I feel so confident about the color of limoncello that I do not need to fiddle around with a color wheel on a computer.

I have seen the product in the flesh, so to speak, more times than I care to recall, both in the US and in Italy. In private homes, retail shops, cafes, local fabricators, and at US and Italian trade shows.

It is absolutely incorrect that "good" limoncello has a greenish hue. You may have seen the beverage with a greenish tinge, but that is NOT the color of "good" unadulaterated limoncello!

I do not need to look at a photo on a computer!

As I asked above, which element in the recipe do you think might impart a "greenish tinge?"
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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 07:56 AM
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sorry, Ira. Between braising a pot of short ribs and trying to find flights from Heho to Rangoon, I became a bit addled.

The point is that looking at your color wheel proves nothing. You say you saw a photo of greenish limoncello. I believe you. I would not be surprised if you saw a photo of red limoncello--someone has added strawberries.

That said, your assertion that a good-quality limoncello has a greenish tinge is ridiculous.
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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 08:03 AM
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Hi; Whatever the 'color', of limoncello, ENJOY. Driving on the Amalfi Coast may be easy, but don't count on the 'driver' seeing too much. Good decision not to drive. Take the bus. iris1745/dick P.S. Taking a 'ferry' between towns, is a great vista of the coast/towns.
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