Tomatoes: you either love them or you hate them. (At Food52, we are kind of obsessed.) We often wonder how to grow better tomato plants; we work hard to come up with excuses to cook with them. And with our office in close proximity to the Union Square Greenmarket we are pretty spoiled: the tomatoes we grab on the way to work tend to be the kind of which dreams are made.
A juicy summer tomato from the market, sliced up and sprinkled with sea salt, makes the perfect summer lunch -- or any meal for that matter. But a mealy, flavorless tomato is what gives the fruit a tarnished reputation. When deciding which tomatoes to buy at the market, many shoppers feel like stock brokers -- not only are there many tempting choices, but these gems are also often pricey. Beth Teitell of the Boston Globe discusses heirloom-mania in her article Are heirloom tomatoes worth the buzz?
Are heirloom tomatoes worth the buzz? from The Boston Globe.
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