July 20, 2008


Besides beeing an onion freak, I have to admit that I am also a huge tomato fan. It is fascinating how many different shapes, tastes and colour tomatoes have. Lately I bought a small basket full of beautiful, colourful ones. It even had one with kind of a dark rosa-red colour, mmm that was the best tasting tomato I have ever had. Some had kind of a truffle touch, others sweet like honey.

The tomato probably originated in the highlands of the west
coast of South America. There is no evidence the tomato was cultivated or even eaten in Peru before the Spanish arrived. There is a competing hypothesis that says the plant, like the word "tomato", originated in Mexico, where one of the two apparently oldest "wild" types grows. It is entirely possible that domestication arose in both regions independently.
In any case, by some means the tomato migrated to Central America. Mayans and other peoples in the region used the fruit in their cooking, and it was being cultivated in southern Mexico and probably other areas by the 16th Century. It is thought that the Pueblo people believed those who witnessed the ingestion of tomato seeds were blessed with powers of
divination. The large, lumpy tomato, a mutation from a smoother, smaller fruit, originated and was encouraged in Central America. source:wiki

And now, instead of sharing more blabla about that, enjoy my photos of tomatoes that I have been collecting for monthes to share.

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