Special Food Issue: Heirloom Tomatoes

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  • Tomato Crush: Move Over Grainger County—Knoxvillians Are Being Swept Away By the Joy of Heirloom Tomatoes Published 7/24/2013 at 11:29 a.m. 0 comments

    Yes, we all know and love Grainger County tomatoes, right? But lately, local farmers’ markets have been stocking up on a new, even more exotic strain of summer bliss: heirloom tomatoes. With their different shapes, colors, and flavors, heirlooms are ...

  • Tomato Piè-ce de Résistance Published 7/24/2013 at 11:22 a.m. 0 comments

    Traditional tomato pie—what is often referred to as “Southern tomato pie,” as to distinguish it from the Atlantic coast pizza of the same name—isn’t all that traditional, or Southern, but that’s no matter. We’ve adopted it and made it our ...

  • Tomatoes: A Long-Avoided Appreciation Published 7/24/2013 at 11:18 a.m. 0 comments

    I did not like to eat tomatoes. When they weren’t fresh, which was most of the time, they were slimy and tasteless. When they were fresh, they were so bitter they almost stung. But as a middle-aged adult, I’ve come ...

  • Fresh Recipes for Heirloom Tomatoes Published 7/24/2013 at 11:15 a.m. 0 comments

    Though University of Tennessee’s commercial vegetable extension specialist Annette Wszelaki admits she almost considers it “blasphemous” to cook a fresh, homegrown tomato, there are chefs and cooks who want a little more than the basic salad or sandwich addition. So ...

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