TASTE

Heirloom Tomatoes Explained In Vanity Fair's 'Snob's Dictionary' (VIDEO)

08/19/2013 04:30 pm ET

Sure, you've seen the words "heirloom tomato" on menus in recent years. But what are they, anyway? The simple answer is that they're non-hybrid tomato varieties, which can wildly vary in shape, color and taste.

Vanity Fair thinks the term belongs in the food snob's dictionary and whipped up a video to explain why. We agree with Vanity Fair -- you may be a food snob if you get all your produce in a farmer's market instead of a grocery store -- but that's not necessarily a bad thing! Check out the video above.

Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr.

Also on HuffPost:

Tomato Recipes
Suggest a correction
Comments

CONVERSATIONS