Since I live in Italy I eat tomatoes almost every day! Really!! Pasta al pomodoro, tomato sauce on the many pizza’s I eat, pomodorini freschi in a rice salad, stuffed tomatoes and I can go on and on…. Tonight I’ll show you the four most known tomatoes and give you some info about them.
1. Pomodori Ramati – Vine Tomatoes:
Vine tomatoes are smooth, very fleshy and easy to peel. They have a delicate taste and you cn find them during the whole year! They are perfect to make a fresh tomato sauce for pasta
2. Pomodori Perini - Plum Tomatoes:
They are pear-shaped which make them other than the normal tomato. They are fleshy but the pulp inside is not aqueous. Besides this type of tomato has few seeds. Quality of these tomatoes is guaranteed only during summer time. They are perfect for the delicious bruschetta (which is eaten in summer).
3. Pomodorini ciliegini - Cherry Tomatoes:
These small ones really don’t like to be in the fridge, so keep them out! You can buy them all year and are perfect eaten both cooked and raw. I like them most in a pasta or rice salad.
4. Pomodori cuore di bue - Beef(steak) Tomatoes:
These big tomatoes with their form similar to a heart (cuore) are very fleshy with few seeds. They are especially eaten in summertime when their flavour is the best. They are perfect for salads (no rice or pasta salad however!!).
Do you like tomatoes as much as I do?