tomatoes

When it comes to tomatoes, I can't hold back. I love them and I taste nearly every one I can find (at least every promising one), be they fresh or canned. It's always a-kid-on-Christmas-morning moment.

What's not to love about a tomato soup spiked with orange zest, spices, sweet onions, and garlic? Simmer it with vegetable broth instead of chicken and everyone, no matter what their eating proclivities, will enjoy it.

For the past 5 years, botanist Joseph Tychonievich has been working on a tomato plant named for Lynne Rossetto Kasper. He's been narrowing and focusing the offspring of his initial cross to consistently produce the taste that was desired. It's done.

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