Do you know where I wanted to be this past weekend? Aspen’s Food & Wine Classic. Instead I was in the ATX for a little food, sweat and tears—and vegan food. More on that later…
Back to Aspen.
While I was looking up said festivals I ran across this video. It’s funny, I was just talking about this tomato practice while in Austin to a group of stunned family members. (See JT?!) This is how those tomatoes you see in the store all year round land up in your grocery. Not quite what you expected? Think about it, our bodies are seasonal food creatures. We crave starchy root veg and heavier foods in the winter to keep us warm and lighter crisper foods in the summer to cool us off, right? I’d say tomatoes are light & refreshing, which makes sense their season is summer but Big Food has engineered our food so that it’s available all year round. The end result of this is bland food that’s been harvested prematurely and gassed to ripen. Gross. The good news is that tomato season is now and when bought at your local farmers’ market, are out of this world delicious. To find one near you go to localharvest.org or even consider getting a CSA box, which delivers fresh organic produce to your doorstep.
I’m even trying my hand at growing little sunburst tomatoes 🙂
Try this heirloom tomato salad to rock your socks off!