, Miriam Rubin gives this staple of southern
gardens the passionate portrait it deserves, exploring the tomato's
rich history in southern culture and inspiring home cooks to fully
enjoy these summer fruits in all their glorious variety. Rubin, a
prominent food writer and tomato connoisseur, provides fifty
vibrant recipes as well as wisdom about how to choose tomatoes and
which tomato is right for which dish.
includes recipes that celebrate the down-home,
inventive, and contemporary, such as Stand-over-the-Sink Tomato
Sandwiches, Spiced Green Tomato Crumb Cake, Green Tomato and Pork
Tenderloin Biscuit Pie, and Tomato and Golden Raisin Chutney. Rubin
also offers useful cooking tips, lively lessons on history,
cultivation, and preserving, and variations for year-round
enjoyment of the tomato.