Getting the flavor of Tomatoes!

Lycopersicum escultentum Despite their strong association with Italian cooking, tomatoes were originally a New World crop native to Peru and cultivated by the Aztecs and Incas as early as the 8th century.  They were not introduced to Europe until the 16th century, when Spanish explorers took them on their return voyages.  The Italians first accepted … Continue reading Getting the flavor of Tomatoes!