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Black Martini from Tomatomania!

In Tomatomania! authors Scott Daigre and Jenn Garbee offer this Dirty Martini. I must say it looks a tad like a Bloody Mary but it uses only tomato water, not tomato juice or V8. There is Tabasco and Worcestershire here, plus celery salt on the rim. No horseradish, but don’t let your imagination be stifled.…

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Tomato-Vanilla Bean Marmalade from Tomatomania!

In Tomatomania! authors Scott Daigre and Jenn Garbee offer this unexpected mixture of tomato and vanilla. Summer, with its generous combination of sunlight and an occasional thunderstorm, brings forth a tomato bounty that can almost overwhelm us. There is only so much salad we can consume. But, but, this marmalade, sweet but never losing the…

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Pimento Cheese Tomato Pie from Pimento Cheese: The Cookbook

Ever been in the Deep South in the deep of summer? It’s hot. Hothouse hot. That makes the land just about ideal for tomatoes. Along the byways you’ll see acres and acres of green leaves studded with red balls. At times it seems you would be knee deep in tomatoes if you got out of…

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Inle Lake Green Tomato Salad from Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong

I promised you this recipe yesterday when I did a review of the beautiful Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong which has just been published. Luke’s book is a culinary journey of the societies of Southeast Asia sitting along the meandering, and quite long, Mekong River. The recipes in the book are very local and rigorously authentic,recipes…

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