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June delights us with long days and fantastic fresh produce. Tomato lovers will treasure Tomato: A Fresh-from-the-vine Cookbook. It offers 150 recipes- many contributed by celebrity chefs- and is an all around fun tomato guide. 

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Tomato: A Fresh-from-the-Vine Cookbook

Lawrence Davis-Hollander

Nothing tastes better than ripe, juicy, sun-warmed, summer-fresh tomatoes! Discover new ways to enjoy them with this delicious collection of 150 tempting recipes for appetizers, preserves, soups, salads, entrees, and even desserts. Includes contributions from celebrity chefs Alice Waters, Deborah Madison, Daniel Boulud, Rick Bayless, Melissa Kelly, and many others, and eight pages of mouthwatering full-color photography by Sabra Krock.


My likes and dislikes for the book:

The forward of this book describes it as being about “real tomatoes”; tomatoes that “have names that conjure an image and start a story”. It is geared for the tomato lover who knows the many names that are referenced. While I understand the difference in types of tomatoes, sadly I don’t recognize any varieties by name.

But I enjoy fresh tomatoes during the summer and love the idea of a cookbook that incorporates them into everyday cooking.  Many of the recipes in the book were not of interest; however, I did come away with a few that I’m sure to try such as Fast Tomato Sauce, Metro Bis Salad Dressing, Cream of Tomato Soup, and Tomato Pasta Salad.

There are a few pictures of the recipes, eight to be exact, and not nearly enough for my cookbook expectations. In addition to the 150 recipes, the book has extras like tomato lore, chef profiles, gardening tips, and home canning tips.

My thanks to Storey Publishing for allowing me to review this book. This book was provided in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.

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