Nomato or Tonoto. That's what I'd propose calling what you find at the grocery store in the middle of winter, visually resembling a tomato but pale in color and completely tasteless. The nomato or tonoto is nothing like the tomato you'll find this time of year at your local farmers' market—vibrantly colored, sweet, and juicy. Tomato season means tomatoes that actually taste like tomatoes! To celebrate, we've chosen a few recipes that will really sing with the freshest and most perfectly ripened tomatoes.
Patricia Well's Tomato and Strawberry Gaspacho
The Silver Palate's Tomato, Montrachet, and Basil Salad
Stuffed Tomato Nests
Dorie Greenspan's Tomato-Cheese Tartlets
Pasta with Tomatoes, Corn, and Feta
Salina-Style Spaghettini with Cherry Tomatoes
Mario Batali's Spaghetti al Pomodoro