At A Tu Bola we love tomatoes and we combine them in many of our dishes, so we thought to share some interesting facts with you:
Botanically the tomato is a fruit but it is treated as a vegetable for culinary definition because it does not tend to sweetness.
We eat the tomatoes fresh, cooked, fried, dried, pickled and more…
The naming of the tomato is also the apple of love in the Greek culture that was considered as a way of Afrodizm.
In Spain, the traditional Tomato War is held every year, where people are throwing over a hundred tons of tomatoes on each other. Unique experience… for those of you that didn’t try it, we warmly recommend it!
You will be amazed to know that there are about 5000 species of different tomatoes!!!
And now a few tips from me:
- Smoked tomatoes – To get strong smoky flavor, burn it on an open fire until you reach a seared and black shell. To get delicate smoky flavor, place the tomatoes on cast-iron skillet and grill it in the oven. In both cases, after the first stage put it in a plastic bag to be sweaty and then peel.
- Sharpness test for knife blades are often made by cutting a tomato. Although its shell is very thin, it is very resistant to cut