Jul 16, 2020
In this lively, in-depth
discussion with tomato expert Craig LeHoulier, some of the topics
we discuss include:
history of the tomato - from its origins in the Americas, to its
domination of the European culinary scene, to its current commodity
status at the supermarket.
Craig left the pharma industry to pursue his keen interest in
gardening, which led to a home garden bursting with forgotten
tomato varieties and a passion for flavor.
story of the Seed Savers Exchange and how heirloom plants were
saved from the verge of the void.
makes an heirloom plant different from a hybrid (spoiler alert -
it’s not as simple as it might seem)
Craig thinks about the flavor attributes and culinary applications
of different tomato varieties.
science and history of tomato juice and how it plays into the story
of The Bloody Mary
crazy and largely untapped possibilities for scrambling our concept
of what a Bloody Mary is (and what it could be)
the Cherokee Purple tomato got its name
much, much more.