Here at Food52, there are certain things we put on a pedestal: asparagus in the spring, almond paste year round and -- perhaps our favorite -- tomatoes come August.
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This year, we're raising the bar on how we celebrate our favorite fruit. Readers, brace yourselves: for our newest contest, we're bringing back the A&M Smackdown.
For those of you unfamiliar, Amanda and Merrill will face off, each with their own tomato recipe. Ruthless competition will ensue, and then you'll vote on which you like best.
Have a tomato recipe you think is worthy of a Community Pick? Throw it in the ring! We'll still be accepting your recipe submissions and awarding Community Picks, because although we can't wait to see what Amanda and Merrill will bring to the table, we don't want to miss out on your gems, either.
The only rules include fair play, beautiful tomatoes, and a little patience -- we'll be posting our Community Picks a week later than usual.
Now get thee to the market, and then to the contest page. We all have some tomatoes to eat.