TIP OF THE DAY: Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom tomatoes get a lot of press in the summer. July and August are the peak months to pick these most flavorful tomatoes. Are they worth the extra cost? And what exactly are heirloom tomatoes?     WHAT ARE HEIRLOOMS TOMATOES Heirloom produce—fruits and vegetables—are old varieties, typically with superior flavor, that have been bypassed…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mixed Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

So simple but so delicious, the Caprese salad (insalata caprese in Italian) layers slices of tomato and mozzarella di bufala* with fresh basil. The dressing is a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The salad is named after the Italian island of Capri, where it was widely popularized in the 1950s following its “discovery”…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Triple Heirloom Tomato Salad

A tomato salad feast. Photo courtesy chef Mauro Colagreco.   A tomato lover’s favorite months should be August and September, when the crop of vine-ripened tomatoes yields exquisite bounty. We splurge on $4/pound heirloom tomatoes (that’s the New York City price—don’t let it scare you if you live elsewhere), which are available at our farmers…
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