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...

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Bianco di Napoli canned tomatoes?

by zackly 1 year ago

I had never heard of these until this past weekend when someone posted looking for them. I guess some Whole Foods stores carry them. I am a fanatic about canned tomatoes because, in my opinion, the...

How Long Do You Cook Your Italian Sauce ?

by JimmyH 5 years ago

I do a simple tomato sauce that I learned from a friend. One 28oz can of Tuttorosso crushed tomatoes, one can of Cento San Marzano peeled tomatoes. I begin by sautéing a couple of medium sized onio...

Pomi Tomatoes Question

by arp29 10 years ago

Over the past month I've used Pomi tomatoes on two different occasions and both times found them to differ vastly in color from the canned tomatoes I've used. They were quite a bit darker, and almo...

Why Aren't Stanislaus Tomatoes Available in Supermarkets?

by zackly 2 years ago

I opened a #10 can of Stanislaus 74/40 Tomato Filets just now to make a large batch of tomato soup for a Super Bowl party. These are the best canned tomatoes I've ever eaten including San Marzanos,...

Marilyn Miller Certified Farmers Market | Tuesday morning, Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Such a sweet midweek market . . couldn't leave Redding without shopping at one of the certified farmers markets. They'd been shut down for more than a week during the Carr Fire (August 2018) and e...

Eleni's Restaurant, 226 3rd Ave -- a find!

by buttertart 2 years ago

Nice when you find an unexpected gem. Walking down 3rd toward lunch we thought at the Bao, happened upon Eleni's. Looked very appealing from the outside (and we were hungry!). Warm welcome, nice...

Your Best Tomato Salad

Bat Guano
by Bat Guano 13 years ago

At the moment I have an embarrassment of riches in the tomato line: homegrown Cherokee Purples, Early Girls, some yellow Beefsteak that I've forgotten the name of, and Sweet 100s cherry tomatoes (d...

Help with ground beef/sliced potatoes/tomato base recipe, please.

by stecworld 10 years ago

My father used to make a casserole that had a wonderful flavor, but, alas, I never got his recipe. I asked his sister, but she couldn't really remember how to make it either. He was Romanian in cas...

Tomatoes good or bad?

by amandarose23 2 years ago

So I had tomatoes (plum I believe - but slightly larger maybe?) on my counter in the store plastics bag for 5 days. I totally forgot that my husband got them. When I opened them they seemed totally...

Where to buy a decent beefsteak tomato in Seattle?

by fivehats 2 years ago

I haven't tasted a great slicing tomato in a very long time; since childhood in fact, back in upstate NY when my mom grew the best tasting beefsteaks and the like. We ate them immediately off the v...


by caiatransplant 8 years ago

Hi all. I don't know what I was thinking, but I put in 4 cherry tomato plants (1 Sun Gold; 1 Sweet 100s; 1 Yellow Pear; and I can't recall the other) and they did what they were supposed to. Comb...

Favorite brand of canned tomatoes? Domestic or Imported?

by kelvin_of_ranard 2 years ago

A recent batch of pork ragu was ruined by a spoiled can of tomatoes! Hours of work wasted because I failed to taste test beforehand [it was a very popular US brand]! My grocer says this is increa...

Meet The Man Who Guards America's Ketchup (Heinz)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Osorno grew up in Mexico, became an engineer, and started working at the Heinz company, now Kraft Heinz, more than 20 years ago. It's been all ketchup, all the time, ever since. He's in cha...

Forgot to put salt in my canned tomatoes

by Jewelscanning 6 years ago

I just canned tomatoes an forgot to put salt in them an they boiled in a canning pot for 45 min do I need to redo them please help

Tomato sauce--secret ingredient?

by slacker 15 years ago

I was wondering if anyone used a special, "different" ingredient in their tomato sauce. I use the regular items--onions, garlic, oregano, maybe some other green leaf type herbs, sometimes red wine,...

What are some low potassium substitutes for tomatoes and dried beans/peas/lentils?

by magnoliasouth 8 years ago

I have been switched to a low potassium diet... that I absolutely hate. Every food I love is high in potassium. :( I've bought a couple of cookbooks, but they don't offer any substitutes for th...

"Beefsteak" Tomatoes/"Field" Tomatoes.

by ER2 8 years ago

About a week ago, I bought a basket of tomatoes from a Niagara on the Lake vendor that were labelled "Beefsteak Tomatoes". I gave them a few days to fully ripen but was very disappointed once I tri...

Tomato-less Chili?

by isadorasmama 12 years ago

Is there such a thing? What would you substitute for the tomato?

Burnt tomato sauce??

by burlgurl 12 years ago

Hi all! Any suggestions to save a slow cooked tomato sauce that tastes a little burnt? Would adding sugar or some sweetness cancel out the burnt taste?