A Celebration of Tomatoes
As you can probably imagine, tomatoes are my favorite vegetable. Right now, my farmers’ markets are inundated with them: beefsteak tomatoes, Jersey tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, San Marzano tomatoes and Sungold cherry tomatoes, amongst other kinds. It’s a virtual orgy of tomatoes.
“Enjoy them while they last”, I tell my friends. In one short month, they’ll be gone until next year.
As usual, clicking on any of the tiles in the mosaic below will bring up a slideshow of photographs.
Braised chicken, with wine and tomatoes
Green beans braised in tomato sauce
Charred okra, with tomato, garlic and preserved lime
Romano beans, with zucchini, mixed olives and tomato
Pasta with uncooked tomato sauce and North African herb paste
Melon, plum and heirloom tomato salad
Okra with tomato sauce
Heirloom cherry tomatoes.
Sungold cherry tomatoes.
Spicy eggplant and tomato curry
Vanilla ice cream with baked figs and slow-roasted tomato
“A Play on Caprese” — pan-toasted shishito peppers, heirloom tomato and mozzarella cheese