Synopses & Reviews
There is nothing quite like summer's fresh, juicy, ripe tomatoes. Handpick them from a backyard garden, browse through the amazing displays at farmers' markets, pick up a full-to-bursting box as part of a CSA share, or stop at a roadside farmstand -- excellent heirloom tomatoes are more widely available than ever before. Here are 150 tempting recipes, developed to celebrate heirlooms and highlight
their glorious flavors.
Featuring delicious recipes for everything from salsas, risottos, and Easy Curried Chicken to tarts, pizzas, and salads, this is the collection every tomato lover will be looking for come summer. There are appetizers, preserves, soups, salads, entrees, and even a few desserts to satisfy every tomato preference and craving. Sidebars on tomato lore, descriptions of heirloom varieties, chef profiles, and gardening tips provide a fascinating overview of one of our favorite garden foods.
Adding a taste of celebrity pizazz to the collection, chefs Alice Waters, Deborah Madison, Daniel Boulud, Rick Bayless, and Melissa Kelly, to name a few, contribute treasures such as Chilled Sun Gold Tomato Soup and Tomato- Rice Casserole with Poblanos, Beef, and Melted Cheese. All the preparations in Tomato: A Fresh from-the-Vine Cookbook elevate the tomato to new culinary heights. For tomato lovers everywhere, here is a book that is as essential to the kitchen as the tomato itself.
Juicy and delicious, there s nothing like the summery taste of fresh tomatoes. Explore new ways to enjoy your favorite fruit with this mouthwatering collection of 150 recipes for tomato-based appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and more. With a delicious variety of contributions from leading chefs and foodies that include Chilled Sun-Golden Tomato Soup, Zucchini and Tomatoes with Cream, and even Tomato Sorbet, you ll be inspired to go back to the farmers market for more supplies as you try each and every one of these delectable dishes.
Featuring delicious recipes for everything from salsas and sauces to soups, salads, pizzas, tarts, main dishes, side dishes, and even a few desserts, this is the collection every tomato lover is craving! You'll love Tomato and Corn Salsa, Catalan Tomato Toasts, Risotto of Heirloom Confit Tomatoes and Roasted Mushrooms, Shrimp Creole, Easy Curried Chicken, West African Stew, Zucchini and Tomatoes with Cream, and Tomato Sorbet. And of course there are delectable versions of all the classic tomato dishes--Fried Green Tomatoes, Bloody Marys, Marinara Sauce, and Eggplant Parmagiana. There is even a whole chapter devoted to preserving tomatoes, with innovative recipes for ketchup, chutneys, jams, canned or dried tomatoes, and more.
When local tomatoes are in season, they deserve center-stage. Here are 150 recipes -- many contributed by celebrity chefs -- that make juicy, fresh tomatoes the stars of your summer table.
About the Author
Lawrence Davis-Hollander founded the Eastern Native Seed Conservancy to promote and preserve native plants. His work with heirloom tomatoes led to his interest in using them in every kind of recipe.
Table of Contents
Credits and Acknowledgments
Foreword by Deborah Madison
1 Cooking with Heirloom Tomatoes
2 Sauces and Salsas
6 Pizzas and Sandwiches
7 Mostly Vegetable Main Dishes
8 Main Dishes with Seafood, Chicken, and Meat
9 Side Dishes
11 Preserving the Harvest