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Old 08-24-2006, 07:47 AM   #1
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Heirloom Tomatoes

Here's an interesting newspaper article. I thought some of you may be interested. Any thoughts on tomatoes?

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06236/715750-34.stm

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Old 08-24-2006, 08:05 AM   #2
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Excellent article - thanks for posting! The recipes look fantastic!

I have just started to eat my Pink Brandywines .... delish! Good to know that odd shapes are to be expected, though my Brandywines are less "mutant-looking" than the tomato pix in the article.

Here's a recent thread where we discussed heirlooms and salts. http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...light=heirloom

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Old 08-24-2006, 08:17 AM   #3
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The tomatoes this year are terrific. A suggestion for slicing the "mutant" looking brandywines and cherokees. And actually any really juicy tomato. Don't slice horizontally, but instead slice vertically. You don't get the classic pretty cross-section of tomato but you get a very meaty slice. It is particularly good to do this when making sandwiches out of any tomato--there is much less liquid lost.
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Green Zebras are too good for words!
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:20 AM   #5
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But red zebras are tasteless--at least the ones I had.
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:47 AM   #6
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Green Zebras are too good for words!
They are wonderful. The ones I got were sweet with a tart aftertase. They left you wanting to go buy more.
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Now I'm mad! I have had little success with any heirlooms except Brandywines, and they were not all that spectacular. So I decided not to bother this year!

I do have some heirloom cherries this year and they are good, but not wonderful.

I read that Big Boys are now considered heirlooms -- anyone else heard this?
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