Every year, renowned grower Amy Goldman produces an amazing 600 varieties of tomatoes on her estate in New York's Hudson Valley. Here, in 56 delicious recipes, 200 gorgeous photos, and Goldman's erudite, charming prose, is the cream of the crop.Read more...
Every year, renowned grower Amy Goldman produces an amazing 600 varieties of tomatoes on her estate in New York's Hudson Valley. Here, in 56 delicious recipes, 200 gorgeous photos, and Goldman's erudite, charming prose, is the cream of the crop.
From glorious heirloom beefsteaks - that delicious tomato you had as a kid but can't seem to find anymore - to exotica like the ground tomato (a tiny green fruit that tastes like pineapple and grows in a tomatillo-like husk), Homegrown Tomatoes is filled with gorgeous shots of tomatoes so luscious they verge on the erotic.
Along with the recipes and photos are profiles of the tomatoes, filled with surprisingly fascinating facts on their history and provenance, and a master gardener's guide to growing your own. More than just a loving look at one of the world's great edibles, this is a philosophy of eating and conservation between covers - an irresistible book for anyone who loves to cook or to garden.
"Get a load of that tomato!" a retro remark uttered in praise of a gorgeous gal? Probably not, especially if you're at the farmer's market. I'd bet it's about the curves of a gorgeous heirloom tomato: small, large, pear-shaped, heart-shaped, smooth, ribbed, striped, scarlet, pastel yellow or verging on violet. These fabulous, fabulously flavored non-hybrids, back from near-oblivion and now thriving, have wonderful shapes, colors and textures and can be the basis of divine dishes. Doing what she did for melons and squash, renowned gardener and food writer Amy Goldman serves up another glorious tribute to Mother Nature's edible extravagance in The Heirloom Tomato, with more than 200 luscious color photos. It has all the info you need to grow your own heirlooms, appreciate their diversity, and make the most of the harvest from your own garden or your local farm stands and markets. The 55 recipes offer an international approach to using this beautiful fruit, from Smoked Tomato Soup; Fattoush, a Lebanese-style tomato salad perfect for end-of-summer eating; spicy Puttanesca pasta sauce; Indian Tomato Salsa; and Roasted Tomato Crunch Sicilian Style, a stupendous, sweet tomato dessert garnished with vanilla ice cream.