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Poll: What's your favorite type of tomato?

Something big and juicy, like a beefsteak. 14 (18%)
Lots of flesh, not much seed... I like plum tomatoes! 10 (13%)
Grape tomatoes! so snackable and yummy. 13 (16%)
Cherry tomatoes, a burst of juice! 18 (23%)
Other? 24 (30%)
   Discussion: What's your favorite type of tomato?
ChrisChin is Getting Old · 17 years, 5 months ago

mmmm...Grape yummy...I can just pop them in my mouth, but they are good in a salad.

(Oh and I guess that this was a Nate poll and I was right. :)

Annika Back · 17 years, 5 months ago

yes..  eating a grape tomato is like eating an eyeball... mmmmmm!! yummy!  *hides*

Nik Chaikin Back · 17 years, 5 months ago
Mmm, eyeball. i had one of those once, not bad.
Erica: movin' to Ohio!! · 17 years, 5 months ago
are pickles a kind of tomato? i...cheese?
I can see the bunny Back · 17 years, 5 months ago
Whatever tomato winds up in my bottle of pasta sauce. :)
Nik Chaikin · 17 years, 5 months ago
I don't eat tomatoes you insensitive clod!
*joolee* Back · 17 years, 5 months ago

True that!  Tomatos are GROSS!!!

   <--cool face!

Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 17 years, 5 months ago
You took the words right out of my mouth. I'd rather have the words there than a tomato.
Annika Back · 17 years, 5 months ago
Starfox Back · 17 years, 5 months ago
No doubt, I only eat them if they are pureed into sauce or ketchup. Bleh.
Nik Chaikin Back · 17 years, 5 months ago
i like tomato prducts, not raw tomatos. mmm sauce, ketchup pizza,mmm
Bender · 17 years, 5 months ago
Paul D. Beasi · 17 years, 5 months ago
I only like tomatoes that have been turned into tomato sauce.
iPauley Back · 17 years, 5 months ago
In large part, I agree. I do like goulash, though, which has bits of tomato. Otherwise, limit my tomatoes to pizza, spaghetti sauce, and ketchup. :-P

-- Pauley
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 17 years, 5 months ago
It is also OK in Ketchup
Annika Back · 17 years, 5 months ago
Ugh, I hate tomato ketchup, hate hate hate. I think it's horrible.  Have you ever had banana ketchup??  I usually hate banana, anything, but this it's reeeeally good.
Laura P. Back · 17 years, 5 months ago
What do you put banana ketchup on?
Annika Back · 17 years, 5 months ago
Same things you put tomato ketchup on.
stealthlori Back · 17 years, 5 months ago
I'm too lazy to research this, but banana ketchup probably existed long before tomato ketchup, since ketchup originally was a south Asian condiment made with a variety of local fruits, spices, and pickling agent, long before Heinz made its tomato version an American staple.  I think authentic ketchup must be a lot like chutney -- and banana chutney is also really good. 
Annika Back · 17 years, 5 months ago
Hey... if I ever make a lot of money.  Or.. you know, happen upon some somehow, you should work for me.  You can just follow me around and tell everyone the bits I left out because I was to lazy to finish explaining.  *grin*
stealthlori Back · 17 years, 5 months ago
I believe that would make me your Minister of Information.  I like the sound of that.    
Annika Back · 17 years, 5 months ago
yes yes! that sounds good!  I'll let you know when I become embarrassingly wealthy yeh?
no one · 17 years, 5 months ago
Mhh. tomatoes!
Slice them up, add some salt and coarsely ground black pepper,
oh, and some olives, diced onion, lettuce, fetta cheese, capsicum.
Toss the lot in a mix of olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice...
Oops, I seem to have gotten a bit off topic here.

Ok, the tomatoes available in our supermarkets look nice, but are tasteless and feel mealy. The greengrocer down the road probably gets his from his cousin. They are of irregular shape and some of them need to be left on the window sill for a little more ripening, but they taste great. I wish they were available all year round.

Other than that, New Zealand tree tomatoes are tops.
J. Andrew World · 17 years, 5 months ago
I like Tomatoes that are seasoned and cooked!
Yvonne · 17 years, 5 months ago
I love cherry tomatoes.  The best ones are from my garden, but my family hasn't been growing them for the past year or two.  They're soooo much better than the grocery store tomatoes I've tried.
iPauley Back · 17 years, 5 months ago
My sister eats cherry tomatoes like they were candy. :-P

she seems to eat a lot of things like they were candy, and never seems to get any bigger around as a result.

*leers with envy at sister* :-P

-- Pauley
Yvonne Back · 17 years, 5 months ago

Crazy people with high metabolisms.

*wants one*

rufus t firefly · 17 years, 5 months ago
With fresh mozzarella, basil from the garden, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.  YYYYYum.
stealthlori · 17 years, 5 months ago

I love big nummy funny-shaped rain-split juicy real garden tomatoes.  Tomahtoes.  Whatevah.  (But never tomatoe.)

They have to be from a garden or a farm market ... supermarket tomatoes are plastic.  But real tomatoes, sliced ... with mozzarella and olive oil and basil and salt.  MMMM.  Or on squishy white bread with mayonnaise and salt.   Or on crusty garlic-rubbed lightly toasted Italian bread.  Or baked with onions and zucchini and olive oil and rosemary and garlic.  Or on pizza.  That's heaven.   And then of course there's a good tomato-based pasta sauce ... a staple in this house.  Salsa's all good.  I even like cream of tomato soup, but if it's the canned stuff it's GOT to be made with milk.   Of course, I throw so many crackers into it it winds up being more like cracker soup.

Grape tomatoes are cute and snackable, and garden-grown cherry tomatoes are quite acceptable, but supermarket or salad-bar cherry tomatoes are just gross.  They're like little red ping-pong balls.  Their skins are really thick.  And when you bite them they squirt you.  They also taste like they're rotten. 

And Manhattan clam chowder?  That is just so, so wrong.

That about summarizes my tomato-ey opinions.

Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 17 years, 5 months ago
There's only two things money can't buy
That's true love and home grown tomatoes.
- Guy Clark
sheryls Back · 17 years, 5 months ago

i'm so with you on this one, my dear.

my uncle used to grow the BEST tomatoes on earth. i could eat them right from the vine.

grocery store tomatoes are bland and blechy and crunchy. tomatoes shouldn't be crunchy. or white.

they can be green, however, sliced thin with a little batter & parmesean and pan-fried. yum.

grape tomatoes are okay, i'm not a fan of cherry tomatoes. but man. a nice, room temperature juicy pulpy tomato with a little salt...heaven! havent had a good one in years, since my uncle stopped growing them.

stealthlori Back · 17 years, 5 months ago

ooo.  I forgot about fried green tomatoes.  yum. 

*shudders* at white or pale-pink tomato insides.  ick. 

I'm fortunate to live in a great area for growing tomatoes, and the ones from southern New Jersey are the cream of the crop.  In good years you can even find them in local supermarkets for a few short weeks.   This wasn't a good year though -- too cool and damp. 

Usually I plant a dozen vines and wind up giving hundreds of pounds of excess to the local "share the harvest" food bank, but this year I didn't get around to planting, and given the weather that wasn't much of a loss.  The local harvest was quite poor.

I missed eating good tomatoes, though.    

Mamalissa! Back · 17 years, 5 months ago

I too am a tomato lover, and my parents used to grow the most fantastic tomatoes - all different kinds.  My favorite is when they're still warm from the sun.

As for green tomatoes, any other Pickled Tomato fans out there? 

sheryls Back · 17 years, 5 months ago
ooh, never had one, but i bet they're great in a clamdigger. :)
George E. Nowik · 17 years, 5 months ago

"Tomatoes make my stomach defy the properties of all known acid reflux medications, you insensitive clod."


 -= george =-

data ARE · 17 years, 5 months ago
okay, so there are more tomatoes in the world than the ones you would usually see at the supermarket. How about Heirloom tomatoes?? Many of thoes have a very unique taste, and are the most wonderfull shape and color! Some are purple-ish and striped. Some are sqatt and have lots of ridges. Heirloom tomatoes are not USUALLY found at supermarkets. They are grown from select seeds that are often not hearty enough to survive mass cultivation or a grocery store shelf. A market near me sells them at times, and sometimes, I will get a few just to try. If you have a specialty market, try heirloom tomatoes. Lots of variety, not just plain red, and a treat for the palate and eye!! Also, as a note, try this with apples too!!! You will never eat a red delicious again!! :) And, most of the time, the tomatoes that make tomatoe sauce, are plum tomatoes. :)
sheryls Back · 17 years, 5 months ago

or roma tomatoes also go into the sauce - i used to work for a local italian family-owned eatery that made their sauce from romas.

so. yummy. i used to frickin' *drink* it. so good.

Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 17 years, 5 months ago
How about Killer Tomatoes? They can kick the rain flies of Killer Tents.
Doktor Pepski, kommie · 17 years, 5 months ago
Just as long as I can throw some rotten ones at ye!

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