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.

This soup tastes like it comes from Provence's culinary central casting.

Andrea Reusing is the creator of the restaurant Lantern in Chapel Hill, N.C., and author of the book Cooking in the Moment: A Year of Seasonal Recipes.