|There is nothing
quite like summer's fresh, juicy, ripe tomatoes. Handpick them from a
backyard garden, browse through the amazing displays at farmers'
markets, pick up a full-to-bursting box as part of a CSA share, or stop
at a roadside farmstand — excellent heirloom tomatoes are more
widely available than ever before. Here are 150 tempting recipes,
developed to celebrate heirlooms and highlight their glorious flavors.
| Featuring delicious recipes
for everything from salsas, risottos, and Easy Curried Chicken to
tarts, pizzas, and salads, this is the collection every tomato lover
will be looking for come summer.
There are appetizers,
soups, salads, entrees, and even a few desserts to satisfy every tomato
preference and craving. Sidebars on tomato lore, descriptions of
heirloom varieties, chef profiles, and gardening tips provide a
fascinating overview of one of our favorite garden foods.
a taste of celebrity
pizazz to the collection, chefs Alice Waters, Deborah Madison, Daniel
Boulud, Rick Bayless, and Melissa Kelly, to name a few, contribute
treasures such as Chilled Sun Gold Tomato Soup and Tomato- Rice
Casserole with Poblanos, Beef, and Melted Cheese. All the preparations
in Tomato: A
Fresh from-the-Vine Cookbook elevate the tomato to new culinary
heights. For tomato lovers everywhere, here is a book that is as
essential to the kitchen as the tomato itself.
A Fresh-from-the-Vine Cookbook
by Lawrence Davis-Hollander
Storey Publishing, 2010