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Are there any reasonable substitutions for lemon juice?

In the past I cooked myself into a corner when I realized mid-recipe that I didn't have any lemons or lemon juice available. Nor did I have any limes. I can't remember the exact recipe, but I ...
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What are the key differences between lemons and meyer lemons?

"Meyer lemons" are advertised as a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. The flavor is basically what you'd expect from that cross. Is it reasonable to use them as direct substitutes? What ...
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How does lemon juice “cook” meat?

Various meats can be "cooked" using lemon juice. But how does lemon juice actually "cook" the meat?