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Let's talk about tomatoes

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Let's talk about tomatoes

alkapal | Aug 29, 2008 01:00 AM

Since it is peak tomato season here in the U.S., I am trying new varieties, like Black Prince and Asian Pear. (thanks Gooseberry)

I love fresh tomatoes in salsas, sauces, salads, on sandwiches, or fried (green ones, that is). I am crazy loco for Butter Chicken sauce, or Chicken Tikka Masala sauce (is the only difference the butter?)

I was wondering:

a. which tomato varieties do you like for which foods/purposes?

b. whether you'd actually prefer canned tomatoes for certain purposes?

c. are San Marzano tomatoes in a can better than fresh tomatoes? (the reason I ask is that some people seem to worship them!)

d. how do you like to prepare tomatoes? favorite sauces, cheese combinations, herbs?

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