Here's an interview with the author - Barry Estabrook. Sad, but true, the tomato has succumbed to industrial farming and it ain't what it used to be. Moral of the story: If you can, grow your own. I do and they are delicious.
If you fast-forward to 28:45 of this interview, you will learn something new about those wonderful shrimp you purchase at the supermarket. Once again, I feel like Howard Beal. "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore."
Today's Yield from the My Garden
And here's one of my favorite Summertime snacks.
And other interesting fruit facts. If this wasn't so pathetic, it would be funny.
After watching the video, you'll appreciate this quote: I prefer butter to margarine because I trust cows more than chemists. - Joan Gussow
It's time to eat with the seasons. And, it doesn't get much better than this. Go to your local fruit and veggie stand and get some tangelos, grapefruits, pears, cantaloupes, tomatoes, and asparagus.
Of course, there are a lot of other fruits and veggies that are delicious. Try 'em all!