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The Heirloom Tomato


From the world-class garden of acclaimed food writer Amy Goldman, a gorgeously illustrated guide to the world's most beautiful and delicious tomatoes.

Every year, renowned grower Amy Goldman produces an amazing 500 varieties of tomatoes on her farm in New York's Hudson Valley. Here, in 250 gorgeous photos and Goldman's erudite, charming prose, is the cream of the crop, from glorious heirloom beefsteaks - that delicious tomato you had as a kid but can't seem to find anymore - to exotica like the currant tomato, a pea-sized fruit with a surprisingly big flavor. Along with the photos are profiles of the tomatoes, filled with fascinating facts on their history and provenance; a section of more than 50 delicious recipes; and a master gardener's guide to growing your own. More than just a loving look at one of the world's great edibles, this is a philosophy of eating and conservation between covers -- an irresistible book for anyone who loves to garden or loves to eat.

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GREAT SERIALS AND MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES: First serial will be a rare excerpt in Martha Stewart Living, followed by a feature in O at Home; we are assured coverage in all the major food and gardening magazines, in the food section of national newspapers, etc. A UNIQUE BOOK (AND GIFT) FOR COOKS AND GARDENERS: Goldman combines 56 recipes--most of them illustrated with irresistible photographs--with detailed information about and glorious photos of more than 200 heirloom varieties. It's a perfect gifr for weekenders, especially at the height of the tomato season. CONNECTED AND ESTEEMED AUTHOR: Goldman is widely recognized as one of the eminent experts in the field and is in constant demand at the Culinary Institute; to do cooking demos on TV; to appear at gardening shows, etc.

About the Author

Amy Goldman is a passionate gardener, seed saver, and well-known advocate for heirloom fruits and vegetables. She is the author of The Compleat Squash and Melons for the Passionate Grower, and she appears frequently on such TV programs as Martha Stewart Living and Victory Gardens.


Praise for Melons for the Passionate Grower:"A stunning portfolio impossible to read without wanting to grow the fruits it contains, grow them passionately and ensure that they keep being grown. the rarest of garden books, the kind that seems utterly complete and completely useful."-New York Times"Photographed with luscious lucidity this is undeniably garden porn, guaranteed to make you lust in your heart, salivate and yearn to try some yourself."-Wilmington News-Journal Praise for The Compleat Squash:"A book written with all-consuming passion . It's very readable, the research is thorough, the information consistent and the recipes compelling. I sat up into the wee small hours hypnotically turning over page after page. Give this to anyone you know who is hooked on vegetables."-Times of London"Sheer beauty and inspiration "-Washington Post

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