This is a favorite book of mine, everything you want or need to know about the history and culture of the tomato. Fruit or vegetable? The once know "poisonous apple," technically classified as a fruit has come a long way to the accepted vegetable of the modern world!
White bread, mayonnaise, salt, pepper
Penne with tomato basil sauce
Italy The Beautiful
a favorite cookbook of mine
Pepper and tomato stew
Peperonata (Pepper and Tomato Stew)
3 ripe tomatoes
6 red and yellow bell peppers
1/4 cup extra virgin OO
1 onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
a few basil leaves
Plunge tomatoes and peppers into boiling water for a few seconds;, drain and peel. Chop tomatoes; seed and slice peppers.
Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and sauté until translucent. Add pepper slices and salt to taste, cook for a few minutes. Add tomatoes and oregano. Cover, reduce heat and cook slowly for 30 minutes, stirring from time to time. Add basil and cook for a few minutes more to blend flavors. Transfer to bowl and serve. Delicious!
Wonderful recipes in Monet's Table
Tomatoes farcies (sauce) and
A kitchen vignette, using fresh basil and tomatoes
As summer days wind down, so will the bounty of fresh tomatoes. We love them here and I think of them as a staple, preparing favorite salads and recipes.
My Bruschetta recipe here
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