Tuesday, January 2, 2018


Tomatoes are fruit but are more often used as vegetable.  

There are many varieties of tomatoes and they range in size, shape and color from the tiny cherry tomato to pear-shaped yellow tomatoes and the oval roma to name a few. 

Tomatoes need to be purchased for the purpose for which they are intended on the recipe or menu.

Always choose smooth, well-formed tomatoes that are heavy for their size for sandwiches, salads, buffets and presentation work.  Sound ripe tomatoes will be suitable for cooking. It is recommended that tomatoes be bought as 'pinks' a few days in advance of requirements and allowed to ripen at room temperature in the kitchen.  This will avoid bruising and allow the ripest tomatoes to be used first. 



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