Weekend Cook and Tell: Tomatoes

Welcome back to another summery edition of the Weekend Cook and Tell. Every Wednesday we search through the food sections of various national newspapers and come up with an article or recipe to inspire a weekend cooking project. We want all of you to cook along with us and share your experiences, recipes, and photos.

Today the Chicago Tribune's food section is all about tomatoes, in fact they have deemed 2009 The Year of the Tomato. Since February the Tribune has been running tomato-centric articles: Tomato mavens share their tomato growing secrets, the pluses and minuses of pruning you tomato plants, and some ideas for turning your crop of cherry tomatoes into great cocktail snacks, just to name a few.

With the first summer tomatoes finally arriving (better late than never), we thought that a tomato challenge was in order. The challenge is a simple one if you are able to get your hands on some juicy summer specimens, all you have to do is whip up something that involves tomatoes. A simple tomato sandwich is always satisfying, a tomato salad, perhaps a caprese or a panzanella. If you have wonderful tomatoes it's hard to do wrong by them.

Keep us posted over the weekend and let us know what kind of tomatoey deliciousness you are preparing! Show us your photos on Photograzing (make sure to include "Cook and Tell" in your submission title) and tell us about your recipes in Talk with comments on this thread! If you'd like to blog along from home, leave a link to your Cook and Tell blog post in the comments. Next Wednesday we will be posting a round up of your photos and recipes. We can't wait to see what kind of wonderful tomato-based recipes you are going to come up with!


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