From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
Tips for choosing and using the right tomato varieties, plus how to make fresh tomato sauce
Browse some of Food Network's favorite tomato recipes and take advantage of this in-season fruit (not vegetable!) while it lasts.
Try fire-roasted tomatoes in Food Network Magazine's Greek Meatball Stew.
Hot Tips From Food Network Kitchens’ Katherine Alford: How to tame the super-concentrated flavor of tomato paste.
Learn about the different varieties of canned tomatoes.
When I have a surplus of tomatoes from my CSA, garden and trips to the farmers’ market, it’s time to make a batch of finger-licking tomato jam.It’s spicy, it’s sweet and it’s pretty irresistible. Spread it on sandwiches, whisk into salad dressing, or serve with crackers and some sharp cheddar cheese.
We’ve taste tested the jarred stuff, but nothing beats a homemade batch of tomato sauce loaded with vitamins C and A, potassium and the antioxidant lycopene. With tomato season in full swing, don’t let extra tomatoes go to waste.
Try Food Network's Charred Tomato Gazpacho for a cool, refreshing soup that celebrates the fresh flavor of juicy, ripe summer tomatoes.