The Heirloom Tomato

The Heirloom Tomato : From Garden to Table: Recipes, Portraits, and History of the World's Most Beautiful Fruit

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From the world-class garden of acclaimed food writer Amy Goldman, a gorgeously illustrated guide to the world's most beautiful and delicious tomatoes.Every year, renowned grower Amy Goldman produces an amazing 500 varieties of tomatoes on her farm in New York's Hudson Valley. Here, in 250 gorgeous photos and Goldman's erudite, charming prose, is the cream of the crop, from glorious heirloom beefsteaks that delicious tomato you had as a kid but can't seem to find anymore to exotica like the currant tomato, a pea-sized fruit with a surprisingly big flavor. Along with the photos are profiles of the tomatoes, filled with fascinating facts on their history and provenance; a section of more than 50 delicious recipes; and a master gardener's guide to growing your own. More than just a loving look at one of the world's great edibles, this is a philosophy of eating and conservation between covers an irresistible book for anyone who loves to garden or loves to eat."show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 223.52 x 276.86 x 27.94mm | 1,406.13g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • First.
  • full color throughout
  • 159691291X
  • 9781596912915
  • 211,213

About Amy Goldman

Amy Goldman is a passionate gardener, seed saver, and well-known advocate for heirloom fruits and vegetables. She is the author of "The Compleat Squash "and" Melons for the Passionate Grower," and she appears frequently on such TV programs as Martha Stewart Living and Victory more

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Not much info about the growing itself, but still a must have for those interested in growing tomatoes. The pics are gorgeous and it's so entertaining to read the stories behind all the varieties Amy more
by Harry Meerdink
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