The Tomato Basket
In this wonderfully entertaining and enlightening book, food writer Jenny Linford traces the story of the tomato from its origins to the present day in seven feature spreads that look at topics including Varieties and Handling, Grow Your Own, Tomato Flavor Friends, Festivals, Meet the Growers, Saving Our Tomato Heritage and Preserving Tomatoes. Start with Small Bites with recipes for Cherry Tomato Bruschetta, Ginger Tomato Spare Ribs, Bloody Mary Prawn Cocktails and canapés such as Tomato Basil Granita, Tomato Tuna Empanadas and Plum Tomato Tartlets. Heartwarming Soups and Salads include Pappa al Pomodoro, Green Tomato Sorrel Soup, Tomato Tabbouleh, Fattoush and Panzanella; while Fish, Meat and Poultry as well as Vegetable Dishes are covered with Tuna Steaks with Miso-glazed Tomatoes, Chicken Cacciatore, Lamb Meatballs, Tunisian Baked Eggs, Provençal Stuffed Tomatoes and Tomato Tarka Dal. Plus there are Rice Dishes, Breads and Pastry and Sauces, Salsas and Preserves that make the most of this delicious and bountiful fruit.