We can all agree, however, that there’s nothing better than a fresh, ripe garden tomato, dripping with juice.
Tomayto/tomahto, fruit/vegetable, fresh/canned, San Marzano/Early Girl—everybody’s got an opinion and a preference. We can all agree, however, that there’s nothing better than a fresh, ripe garden tomato, dripping with juice. Wait, but there’s also nothing better than a rich tomato ragù to top your pasta. Or what about spicy salsa? How can we live without that? Almost every culture has a tomato dish that tops their charts, and late summer is the best time to hit the farmers’ market (or your garden, if you’re lucky) and pick up a basket of colorful orbs, warm from the sun, and get cookin’! (Or not, since you can make plenty of tomato dishes without turning on the stove.) Either rifle through the recipe box or don’t use a recipe at all and just pile some sliced red, green, or yellow beauties onto a plate, drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and call it dinner.
To accompany your tomato bounty, we’ve put together an assortment of delicious wines in all colors and styles that’ll pair perfectly with whatever fabulous concoction you come up with. I’ve also enlisted my colleagues here in the shop to share their favorite tomato recipes, which we’ll tuck into the box to give you inspiration.