Attilio Poli is standing tall in the asphalt drive of his back yard. He's gazing at his fig trees and grapevines, but there's a faraway look in his eyes that takes him all the way to Venice.
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Tomatoes rarely come up in conversation unless I'm ordering a salad or veggie burger. But after senior style editor Ellie asked me about the beauty be...
My mother's recipe for Coquilles St. Jacques à la Provençale has been a favorite since I was a wee tot.
If you head to the Italian restaurant Il Grano in West Los Angeles, and chat with chef Sal(vatore) Marino, you will have no doubt that he is in love with the tomatoes he grows at the restaurant and at his home garden.
It's the hangover helper of your ancestors.
All the skills you need to get your tomatoes ready for cooking (or eating).
In Provence, gratins are called "tians" for the colorful earthenware vessel they're cooked and served in. But it's not their name that makes these gratins unusual...
Fresh tomatoes aren't always the right choice.
The lime-infused oil drizzled on the chilled soup just before serving brings out the tomatoes' flavor even more.
Michael Y. Park
The tomato may be a relative newcomer to the wider world's dining table, but there's no denying that the spherical fruit...or is it v...
You've never tasted them this sweet.
Roasted, salted, sliced, diced, raw -- you can't go wrong with a fresh tomato.
What's your favorite way to eat summer tomatoes?
Grandpa was a great cook. Mom says he cooked "out of self-defense," in an age when a home kitchen was generally a woman's preserve.
Bringing the farm stand to you.
Who knew you could actually join in a large scale roadkill cook-off?
A simple dish that depends on the excellence of the ingredients.
The best part, other than the yummy taste of a homegrown, pesticide-free perfect tomato, has been getting to know my pal Mark through working on the garden with him.
By Nicole Frehsée
The human diet contains thousands of antioxidants -- nutrients that may help do everything from preventing wrinkles to killing o...
A perfect dish to make when tomatoes are at their peak!
These herb sauces know no season but can easily be adapted to market finds.
The quintessential summer sandwich!
Who has freckles, pigtails, and is still holding out from joining the Fair Food Program? If you guessed the fresh-faced mascot of Wendy's, give yourself a gold star.
With a can of tomatoes -- or a stack of them -- the pantry can be a place of exploration.
Once you taste this, you won't go back.
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