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.
Capture a taste of summer with this step-by-step tomato canning how-to.
These juicy red veggies (technically fruit) are at peak season right now and come in so many varieties. Here’s the low-down on the common ones you may find and a recipe for a simple roasted tomato sauce -- perfect for pasta or bread dipping.
Tomatoes taste best when they're in season in late summer, but if you just can't wait, give local greenhouse tomatoes a try.
Taste your tomato seeds before using them in a dish: Sometimes the seeds are bitter and can overpower subtle flavors.
Pretty soon gardens and farmers’ markets will be overflowing with tomatoes. Don’t dare waste them!
The steamy days of August make for outrageously sweet and juicy tomatoes; we've got an idea for every day this month.
Crushed, diced, whole, stewed, tomato paste and sauce -- there are so many canned tomato variations lining the market shelves. Here are some tips for which to use and a few reminders on why you should always check the labels.
Pick some tomatoes up during your next visit to the farmers’ market and whip up some healthy tomato recipes.
Juicy tomatoes are at their peak, and that means farmers' markets are exploding with heirloom varieties. Heirloom tomatoes are special, because cultivators have saved the seeds and passed them down through the generations. They come in a range of sizes, colors and of course, flavors. We tested several varieties for taste and texture. Plus, a quick recipe for heirloom tomato sauce.
Many of our readers have expressed concern over using canned goods. Some common concerns: BPA, nutritional value and of course, food safety. We’ll give you the scoop on this pantry staple and tell you if you should be stocking up.