Gazpacho, pasta sauce, pizza, ketchup--find tips and recipes for all these tomato dishes and more.

Ketchup vs Catsup: Never Have a Mr. Burns Moment Again

When it comes to catsup vs ketchup, have you ever had a Mr. Burns moment, pondering the difference between the two? Well, spoiler alert: they are one and the same. That's right, there is no difference...

Who Uses Bianco DiNapoli Tomatoes?

by zackly 15 days ago

I had read that the NY Times did a taste test and these California tomatoes came out #1, even better than several San Manzanos. I'm always dubious about these type of comparisons because of the po...

My Garden Tomatoes Only Meh

by zackly 3 months ago

I've had a good crop of round tomatoes that I've grown in a 4' planter and a couple other containers. They look nice but just taste OK, better than supermarket tomatoes but not as good as some I've...

Why Tomato Knife? [split from Japanese Knives thread]

by CHSeifert 6 months ago

I never understood why a tomato knife exist in the first place. All my knives can cut even the most ripe tomatoes without problems. Who needs a tomato knife ? People who live with dangerousl...

Forni Farm Spring Plant Sale | Santa Rosa - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Remember way back when MImi Sheraton rhapsodized about the Giant Syrian grown by Calistoga's Forni-Brown-Welsh Gardens in “1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die"? Besides supplying premium produce to S...

San Marzano Tomatoes from Cento, Are They Really?

by therealdoctorlew 9 months ago

A local market is advertising Cento brand San Marzano tomatoes. These are "certified" rather than DOP. On investigation, I find that Cento declares that their certification shows that their SM to...


pistachio peas
by pistachio peas 4 years ago

Use this thread to report on recipes from the following chapters from DEEP RUN ROOTS: BLUEBERRIES, SWEET CORN; CUCUMBERS; TOMATOES (pp. 190-281) ****INSTRUCTIONS: If you are the first to repo...

Smoked Tomatoes?

by nja 18 years ago

I saw smoked tomatoes on a cooking show a while ago (In case you're wondering: Tyler's Ultimate, Pizza Episode, on Food Network). I'm wondering if anybody has any tips about them. They were in N...

Tomato sausage

by NanaP2011 7 years ago

My dad used to buy tomato sausage from aMassachusetts butcher (Leominster?) in the 1950's and 60's. It was a smooth uncooked link pork sausage flavored with tomato and was delicious. Never seen i...

Tomato Mashed Potatoes in Trastevere

by Taralli 19 years ago

Went to a restaurant in Trastevere near the river a while back & had these wonderful terra cotta-colored mashed potatoes from the antipasti table. Does anyone know the name of the restaurant or ha...

Frozen tomatoes

by Tramlaw2018 1 year ago

I froze tomatoes and boiled them and took off the skin and stermcord and placed in freezer bags. I was cleaning out the freezer now a few weeks later to make room for everything I left a larger bag...

Free webinar: DIY Preserving Tomatoes and More!

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:00PM – 5:00PM Online event - free, registration required University of California Extension Master Food Preservers workshop

Help! How to fix metallic taste in tomato sauce?

by The Pie Queen 14 years ago

So I'm overrun with tomatoes from my garden (I know, a nice problem to have). Last night despite not really feeling up to it, I started a simple tomato sauce- peeled, cored, seeded roma tomatoes, f...

TOMATO PIE - Home Cooking Dish of the Month, August 2018

by masha 3 years ago

Welcome to our Reporting Thread for our August Dish of the Month (“DOTM”). For those new to our DOTM series, the purpose of this thread is to encourage hounds to prepare the selected dish througho...

Santa Barbara - a home grown tomato success story

by glbtrtr 1 year ago

We like to try new tomato types and see which ones produce best in our climate in Santa Barbara - found a new winner on all counts - size, flavor, early ripening, few seeds, dense full interior tex...

Canned Tomatoes; check to make sure Calcium Chloride is NOT an ingrediant!!

by ryan 17 years ago

What do you guys and girls think about Calcium Chloride? My vauge understanding of canning tomatoes is as follows: to be canned, whole tomatoes need some combinatin of citric acid and calcium chlo...

My Garden 2020

by JMF 1 year ago

I moved recently from lower Westchester County NY to the Southern Catskill Mountains NY. I have been container gardening, very successfully the past ten years. Growing 20-35 plants most years. Bu...

Copycat Carraba's Pomodoro recipe?

by NonnieMuss 6 years ago

I'm trying to replicate the Carrabba's pomodoro sauce at home and having no luck at all. They have a recipe posted on their website, which makes a nice though bland sauce, and tastes nothing like ...

Pizza without tomato sauce?

by danny_w 10 years ago

I wonder if anybody here can help me. My wife just called about what to have for dinner and suggested pizza. She is not into salt at all and mentioned that years ago she and a friend got a pizza (a...