The Heirloom Tomato

Recipes, portraits, and history of the world's most beautiful fruit

“Luscious. . . . This is a book to inspire passion.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Every year, renowned grower Amy Goldman produces hundreds of tomato varieties on her farm in New York’s Hudson Valley. Here, in fifty-five delicious recipes, more than two-hundred gorgeous photos, and Goldman’s erudite, charming prose, is the cream of the crop.

From glorious heirloom beefsteaks—that delicious tomato you had as a kid but can’t seem to find anymore—to exotica like the tiny currant tomato, a pea-size fruit with a surprisingly big flavor, The Heirloom Tomato is filled with gorgeous shots of tomatoes so luscious they verge on the erotic.

Along with the recipes and photos are profiles of the tomatoes, filled with surprisingly fascinating facts on their history and provenance, and a master gardener’s guide to growing your own. More than just a loving look at one of the world’s great edibles, this is a philosophy of eating and conservation between covers—an irresistible book for anyone who loves to cook or to garden.

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