I think the title says it all; what exactly is it in tomato and basil that make them best at room temperature rather than in the fridge? And are there any other common foods for which we should follow that rule?
Gather round children! Today's slang session concerns TOUCHED, which is either a nice thing, or a not-so-nice thing. In this brand-new series, we devote time to the words and phrases chefs hold near and dear to their sweaty, stressed out, crass little hearts.