Monday, January 11, 2010
Discovering tomatoes! (And bruschetta recipe)
As you know, I have decided to try out new foods and recipes this year. In my search to learn, I stumbled upon some great videos posted on YouTube! Believe it or not, YouTube is a great source for learning things culinary! I found videos posted by the Culinary Institute of America that have been very helpful. I learned how to cut an onion the correct way as well as how to choose my tomatoes, which brings me to today's post!
I viewed a video that encouraged me to try new tomatoes. So, the last time I went shopping at The Fresh Market, I bought two new varieties that I had never tried before. Up until that point, my favorite variety was the Roma.
I purchased Roma, Red Brandywine and the Cherokee Purple varieties. I have written an article about my findings: Trying New Tomatoes And the winner was....Ah! You have to read it to find out!
I will tell you this, it was NOT the Roma!
Here is the bruschetta recipe I used the tomatoes for.
Also within the article Trying New Tomatoes, you will find the link to the video I viewed on YouTube!
I have learned that trying new things is fun and often times you will find a new favorite in the process :-)