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Ten books about tomatoes! 🍅

Books for tomato lovers!

August 3, 2023

If you love tomatoes–or if you grow them, and can’t handle another caprese or tomato sauce–these are the books for you!

Ten Tomatoes That Changed The World by William Alexander

Ten Tomatoes That Changed The World
A History

William Alexander

The tomato gets no respect. Never has. Lost in the dustbin of history for centuries, accused of being vile and poisonous, subjected to being picked hard-green and gassed, even used as a projectile, the poor tomato has become the avatar for our disaffection with industrial foods – while becoming the most popular vegetable in America (and, in fact, the world). Each summer, tomato festivals crop up across the country the Heinz ketchup bottle, instantly recognizable, has earned a spot in the Smithsonian and now the tomato is redefining the very nature of farming, moving from fields into climate-controlled mega-greenhouses. Supported by meticulous research and told in a lively, accessible voice, Ten Tomatoes That Changed the World seamlessly weaves travel, history, humor, and a little adventure (and misadventure) to follow the tomato’s trail through history. A fascinating story complete with heroes, con artists, conquistadors, and-no surprise-the Mafia, this book is a mouth-watering, informative, and entertaining guide to the food that has captured our hearts for generations. — Provided by publisher.

The Kitchen Garden by Alan Buckingham

The Kitchen Garden

Alan Buckingham

Presents a gardening guide that provides month-to-month advice on increasing the amount and variety of produce that can be grown in a kitchen garden and reducing the money spent on buying fruits and vegetables in the supermarket.

Tomato by Lawrence Davis-Hollander

A Fresh-From-The-Vine Cookbook

Lawrence Davis-Hollander

Juicy and delicious, there’s nothing like the summery taste of fresh tomatoes. Explore new ways to enjoy your favorite fruit with this mouthwatering collection of 150 recipes for tomato-based appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and more. With a delicious variety of contributions from leading chefs and foodies that include Chilled Sun-Golden Tomato Soup, Zucchini and Tomatoes with Cream, and even Tomato Sorbet, you’ll be inspired to go back to the farmers’ market for more supplies as you try each and every one of these delectable dishes.

The Tomato Festival Cookbook by Lawrence Davis-Hollander

The Tomato Festival Cookbook
150 Recipes That Make The Most Of Your Crop Of Lush, Vine-Ripened, Sun-Warmed, Fat, Juicy, Ready-To-Burst Heirloom Tomatoes

Lawrence Davis-Hollander

With 150 tempting recipes for those lush, vine-ripened, sun-warmed, fat, juicy, and ready-to-burst heirloom tomatoes, The Tomato Festival Cookbook is the landmark cookbook for America’s favorite garden vegetable. Author Lawrence Davis-Hollander presents an exhaustive collection of everything about the tomato–from tomato lore, gardening how-to, expert advice on seed saving and preservation to selecting the right heirlooms for your garden and your kitchen.

Tomatoes And Mozzarella by Hallie Harron, Shelley Sikora

Tomatoes And Mozzarella
100 Ways To Enjoy This Tantalizing Twosome All Year Long

Hallie Harron, Shelley Sikora

A celebration of the popular flavor combination of fresh tomatoes and soft mozzarella cheese draws on a variety of cuisines from the Mediterranean to the American Southwest, providing numerous recipes including such options as Winter Seafood Lasagnetti and Red and Yellow Tomatoes with Mozzarella and Asparagus.

American Tomato by Robert Hendrickson

American Tomato
The Complete Guide To Growing And Using Tomatoes

Robert Hendrickson

As everyone knows there is currently a shortage of tomatoes, and the prices in stores are skyrocketing. There is no better time than now for people to learn how to grow their own. Hendrickson provides tips on how to grow tomatoes year round. American Tomato is chalk full of information on storing and growing tomatoes, the different varieties of tomatoes, and delicious tomato recipes. This is the complete tomato guide for any vegetable gardener or tomato lover alike.

Tomatoes by Avner Laskin

More Than 70 Delicious Recipes

Avner Laskin

Inspired by the fragrant tomatoes found at farmers’ markets, this collection of more than 70 recipes brings the staple ingredient’s natural balance of tartness and sweetness to the table. The attractive Tomato and Fresh Goat Cheese Tarts are the perfect way to start off a meal, before progressing to a spicy Moroccan Fish and Tomato Bake or a family-style Roasted Beef Shoulder in Tomato Sauce. Featuring mouthwatering photos, this cookbook will stay in season all year long.

Epic Tomatoes by Craig LeHoullier

Epic Tomatoes
How To Select & Grow The Best Varieties Of All Time

Craig LeHoullier

The tomato advisor for Seed Savers Exchange shares essential information about growing more than 200 varieties of tomatoes, offering comprehensive coverage of everything from cultivating and collecting seeds to addressing pests and diseases.

Recipes From An Italian Summer by Phaidon Press

Recipes From An Italian Summer

Phaidon Press

Seasonal Italian recipes for all occasions using summer produce such as tomatoes, fresh herbs, peas, beans, fresh fruit, and berries.

The Pesto Cookbook by Olwen Woodier

The Pesto Cookbook
116 Recipes For Creative Herb Combinations And Dishes Bursting With Flavor

Olwen Woodier

Going way beyond traditional basil pesto, The Pesto Cookbook serves up a smorgasbord of fresh, easy sauces using a surprising range of ingredients and highlighting flavors from around the globe.