Sorry for the long break from posts, dear readers; there was vacation, and then catching up from vacation. Let’s dip back in with a post on tomatoes.
I learned something from reading this article: the age-old argument as to whether a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable has been adjudicated by no less than the Supreme Court of the United States: In the nineteenth century case Nix vs Hedden, the Court held that a tomatoes were vegetables because they were served with the main course and not dessert.
Further down, UC Davis extension specialist Tim Hartz shakes his head over the criticism of store-bought tomatoes.
“What you can buy at the supermarket, now is probably superior to the choices that you had 15 to 20 years ago,” he says.