Weekend Cook and Tell: Tomatoes To Die For

Welcome to our Weekend Cook and Tell where each Wednesday we turn the pages of the food sections of various national newspapers in search of inspiration for a weekend cooking project. We hope you'll cook along with us and share your experiences, recipes, and photos here.

Apparently, it's proving to be a perfect and productive tomato season. It turns out that the "oppressive heat that has been making subway riders miserable is actually beneficial if you're a tomato. They like the hot weather, growing faster and sweeter because of it." Melissa Clark, of The New York Times, suggests several ways to enjoy the tomato surplus, from fancy to simple.

Tomatoes are so versatile, you may end up with a weekend full of tomato-based eats. Perhaps start with simple perfect heirloom on its own, and progress to a Tomato Cobbler. You could finish with a simple bowl of salsa, since we know some of you (paging diane2001V) could eat salsa by the jar.

Share your tomato/toh-mah-toh love on Photograzing (make sure to include "Cook and Tell" in your submission title) and tell us about your recipes here! If you'd like to blog the experience, please leave a link in the comments below. You can now also pin your creation on your Pinterest board as well. Please use the hashtag, #cookandtell, and tag us, @Serious Eats in your pin's text.

We'll post a round-up of your tomato ideas, recipes, and experiences the following Wednesday, August 15th.


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