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ISO Great Tomatoes

zackly | Sep 5, 201805:00 AM     25

I’m not a big fan of raw tomatoes.

I’ll eat them but I generally find them lacking in “tomatoey” flavor.

This time of year when local tomatoes are in season, I do like sliced tomato, basil and cheese (either fresh mozzarella, feta or blue cheese) with olive oil and vinegar. For me, the tomatoes are “just along for the ride” OK, but the other ingredients are the highlight of the dish. That was until two weeks ago when I picked up a few heirloom tomatoes at a local farmer’s market. They were so great tasting that I’m now obsessed with finding out more about them. Are there specific varieties that are more flavorful than others? Is there any way to tell if a tomato will taste great by looking at it? Does color matter? If firm, do they ripen well off the vine? I did buy some more heirloom tomatoes a few days ago and they weren’t nearly as good. Thanks for your help!

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