Pronunciation: [poh-moh-DAW-roh]

Literally translating to "golden apple," pomodoro is Italian for "tomato" (the first tomatoes in Italy were a yellowish color). Dishes described as al pomodoro are served with a tomato sauce.

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.

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