When it comes to proper tomato storage, conventional kitchen wisdom (and Alton Brown) state that tomatoes are best stored at room temperature—not in the refrigerator. Supposedly, refrigerated tomatoes develop a mealy texture and lose their flavor if they are exposed to cooler temperatures over time.
Tomatoes are the perfect barometer for kitchen knives and knife skills. If you've ever watched an infomercial for a set of knives, you've surely seen the enthusiastic host waxing about how well the knives cut tomatoes. And if you've ever had your knives sharpened, you've most likely tested them out on a tomato.
The thought of peeling tomatoes for pasta sauces and soups has long been an overwhelming idea for us, one we often steer clear from when reading recipes or searching out new dishes to create. Even the methods that are supposed to speed up the peeling process (like roasting, poaching, and freezing) are more work than not.
If you've been to a farmer's market during tomato season, chances are you know that heirloom tomatoes are pricier (and funnier-looking) than their hybrid counterparts.
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Peaches—to peel, or not to peel? For some, it's not a question at all. The fuzz on the outside of the fruit is enough to turn some off to it completely, even though the peel doesn't have a bitter taste. Others may not mind the peel, but don't want it in their pie or cobbler. Regardless, getting rid of it is a gigantic pain.
I like to call Netflix my quiet, digital friend. She's been there for me on many many occasions—from when I had to move home for a few months, to when the cable was down for days.
This recipe is inspired by Francis Mallmann's book "seven fires" Creating a simple and elegant dish on the grill, cooked over coals.
Ethylene is an invisible, odorless, naturally occurring gas that aids in the ripening process of fruit. As a fruit produces more ethylene, it begins to create enzymes which help break down cell walls and starches, making the fruit softer and sweeter over time. If it weren't for this small hydrocarbon gas, the shelf lives of most fruits could last well over a year.
Check out this short video tutorial from Rouxbe on how to peel tomatoes. This video will support your cooking experience and will provide you with additional relevant information during your culinary time peeling skin off tomatoes.
CHOW member Eric Higgins uses whole canned tomatoes to cook. As their seeds spoil the food by giving a bitter taste, he gives us step-by-step instructions to remove them using a salad spinner.
Toaster ovens are great when cooking for one. This how to video has delicious toaster oven recipes by four-star chef Eric Ripert. Today's recipe features tomatoes Provençal. Provencal means baked in an oven with fresh herbs.
We always cringe when we see that a recipe calls for sundried tomatoes. Not that we have anything against tomatoes, but the sundried and preserved kind is all wrinkly, odd tasting, and too sterile. These oven-dried tomatoes, however, are incredibly delicious.
Nothing reminds us of summer more than cherry tomatoes. In season during the summer months, cherry tomatoes are fresh and burst with a tangy sweet flavor when you bite into them. That's why we're always looking for ways to incorporate them into everything we cook during this time.
In this video, we learn how to make fried green tomatoes. First, grab several green tomatoes and cut them into 1/2 inch slices. Put the slices onto a rack, let them sit for 15 minutes. Now, in a bowl mix your breading mix. Add 1/2 cornmeal and 1/2 breadcrumbs and add black pepper, cayenne, 1/2 tsp of salt and mix it together. In a separate bowl mix two eggs and a tbsp of milk together. To coat the tomatoes, put them into a bowl of flour, then the egg mixture and then finally the corn meal/bre...
For those of us who weren't trained in the snobby high-class kitchen classrooms of Le Cordon Bleu, tomato concassé is just a fancy schmancy term for roughly chopped tomatoes. While you're probably like, "Um, hello, I can do that without watching a how-to video," the tomato concassé in this salad making tutorial is a bit different.
Every home gardener has tackled tomatoes, but what about upside-down tomatoes? What?!? That's right, you can actually grow tomatoes upside down, suspended in the air. It keeps the plant off the ground and you don't have to worry about staking it.
Sfehmi demonstrates how to make this simple but delicious dish. You will need a pound of beef cubes, two pounds of tomatoes that have been chopped, a sliced onion, a green chili, some salt, turmeric, chili pepper or cayenne pepper, some garam masala, minced garlic and ginger, and a bunch of coriander or cilantro for garnish. She uses a pressure cooker, in which she has heated some canola oil. The meat, onions and tomatoes go into the hot oil, along with all the spices. The lid is put on and t...
In this cooking how-to video, Dave moves into the kitchen to show you how to make sun dried tomatoes from plum tomatoes. Follow along and learn how make tomatoes that will last you all winter long. Making these sun-dried tomatoes doesn't require you to lay them out in the sun, just dry them in your oven. Before you know it you'll have tasty sun-dried tomatoes.
What the heck are green tomatoes? They sound kind of weird, but really they're just unripe tomatoes. Green tomatoes are especially hard and taste unbelievable when they're fried.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make spaghetti pasta sauce from homegrown tomatoes. First, pick out your favorite tomatoes from your garden. next, you need to wash them and they remove the skins by first boiling the water. After this, cut your tomatoes into small chunks, then chop up garlic and onions. Now, place olive oil into a pot on low heat and add in the garlic and onions. SautŽ these, then add in the cut up tomatoes and stir. Let these cook on medium heat, then chop up any other vege...
Eating healthy doesn't have to taste terrible or be boring. If you need proof that healthy eating is delicious, check out this recipe for a "Rooftop Red" pizza topped with fresh Italian tomatoes, marinated kale, Parimigiano-Reggiano, and aleppo chili oil.
Veggies don't have to be boring, and you should never feel like you're forcing yourself to eat them. Just check out this recipe for baked tomatoes topped with delicious melted blue cheese to see just how satisfying an all vegetarian meal can be.
Interested in less-conventional container gardening methods? Say, growing tomatoes upside-down in a bucket? This video will show you how it's done! It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this clip can present a complete overview of the process in about 7 minutes' time. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
Really add some interest to your bread by making this surprisingly easy recipe for sun-dried tomato and pepper bread. This video shows you how to make a simple bread and then how to add your sun-dried tomatoes and prepare to make a beautiful loaf.
Botanically, tomatoes are fruits, but an 1893 Supreme Court decision changes that. They were ruled to be considered vegetables, allowing for a higher tax to be placed on imported tomatoes. Seems silly now. Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as lycopene, a cancer-fighter. Enjoy tomatoes throughout the year by canning your summer harvest.
There is nothing tastier and simpler than roasted cherry tomatoes. Follow along in this cooking how-to video to learn how to roast cheery tomatoes with balsamic vinegar. Start by seasoning the tomatoes with salt and pepper. Drizzle the cherry tomatoes with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Bake them at 200 degrees centigrade for 6 to ten minutes or until soft.
Fall in love with organic heirloom sun dried tomatoes. Tanja shows you how to grow and cultivate organic heirloom sun dried tomatoes on one of the many wonderful freshtopia videos.
Nicko demonstrates how to make hash browns using tomatoes. The ingredients used are potatoes, grape tomatoes, spinach, salt, pepper, and vegetable oil. The potatoes first must be grated while the spinach and tomatoes seasoned with salt and pepper are combined and fried so they are wilted down. The excess moisture in the grated potatoes must be squeezed out in order to allow them to be easily fried. A flat, palm-sized lump of hash browns must be put into the oil to help seal them together unti...
Contrary to what you may have heard, small tomato plants can be easily grown indoors given the right conditions. This free video home gardener's guide will see that you know everything you need to know to start growing your very own small tomatoes in your home or apartment.
In this how-to video, Gourmet Magazine editor Melissa Roberts shows you a quick and simple way to cut canned tomatoes. This technique will help decrease the usual mess. For this, you need kitchen shears or very sharp scissors, and obviously a can of whole tomatoes. Melissa suggests OXO kitchen shears, which you can take apart for easy post-cooking clean-up.
This instructional video shows how to make delicious scrambled eggs to eat alongside cooked cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and sourdough bread. First cook up the mushrooms and cherry tomatoes in a heated skillet of olive oil with a dash of salt and paper. For a fluffier consistency, add butter and stir the eggs while heating them up, as opposed to pre-mixing in a bowl. Continue stirring while removing them from the heat to avoid overcooking. Serve on a plate along with the tomatoes, mushrooms, a...
Pruning tomatoes, though not required, will create stronger vines, which produce larger, fuller tomatoes during the growing season. Trim back a tomato plant in the winter with instructions from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening. No need to go crazy, even trimming the plant down by a third will give you a bigger, better tomato. Follow along with the tips in this gardening video and learn how to prune a tomato plant.
Paula grills fresh tomatoes with garlic and olive oil. Garlic grilled tomatoes are very versatile. You can serve them up as an appetizer, side dish, or even as an entire meal. Follow Paula Deen as she shows you the best way to grill garlic tomatoes. his cooking how-to video is part of Paula's Home Cooking show hosted by Jamie Deen, Paula Deen. Paula Deen, owner of Lady and Sons, a famous Savannah restaurant, is Food Network's resident southern chef. Step inside her kitchen and discover delici...
It is easy to use tomatoes for food garnishing food, they have such vibrant colors. In this how to video Chef Paul explains how to carve tomatoes. Peel a tomato and use the peel to make tomato roses that can be used to garnish any plate.
Dave shows you how to plant tomatoes in your spring vegetable garden.
There's nothing tastier than a fresh-picked tomato. Enjoy a bumper crop this year with these tips. Learn how to grow tomatoes in your garden with this Howcast video guide.
In this video, we learn how to core and cut tomatoes with Skinny and Mini. First, you will need to rinse off your tomatoes and then pop the tomato corer into the core of the tomato. Give it a twist, then the core will pop right out of it. Once you do this, you will cut the tomato into slices. First, cut off the top of it to throw away, then use your knife to cut additional slices out of the tomato. This will make the perfect slices for a sandwich or a dish. From here, you can cut the rest int...
Orange plum tomatoes are sweeter than your average red tomato, which make them a sweet treat to put into salsa. Summer's coming to an end soon so celebrate the last waning days of warm weather and ripe, succulent food by making this pluout, or plum tomato, salsa with Me Gusta.
Ian Knauer, food editor from Gourmet Magazine, is going to show you how to turn fresh tomatoes into crushed tomatoes in no time. First, you must take a fresh tomato and just slice it in half, now grab a 4 sided grater and start grating the tomato using the large holes. You should do this over a bowl because that's where all your crushed tomato is going to end up. You must grate the tomato (the skin should begin to peel) until your left with just the peel of the tomato left in your hand, which...