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Cook the Book: 'The Heirloom Tomato'

Call me a tomato purist but, I'd prefer to go without tomatoes than to suffer through the mealy, mushy specimens that line the shelves in the cooler months. And I think that Amy Goldman, tomato farmer and author of The Heirloom Tomato might agree. We will be putting our haul of gorgeous summer tomatoes to good use with a week's worth of recipes. What you have to look forward to: Tomato Frittata, Indian inspired Curried Meatballs with Tomato Sauce, and a fresh Lebanese salad called Fattoush. More

Market Scene: Summer's in Full Swing at the Hollywood Farmers' Market

Note: On Mondays, one of our various Market Scene correspondents checks in with what's fresh at farmstands, what's coming up, and what you better get while the gettin's good. Today, Leah Greenstein (SpicySaltySweet) drops by from Los Angeles. Heirloom tomatoes. It's baseball season--almost the All-Star break--which in my house means Red Sox games are playing on my TV every night. It also means screening phone calls, not checking text messages, and avoiding sites like Twitter and Facebook, where the multitudes seem to forget we live in the era of the DVR and inadvertently publish game spoilers. The nonstop baseball marathon also means that summer is in full swing, the grill is hot, and the produce at the Hollywood Farmers' Market... More

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