The hot summer weather is here in full force, with the humidity rising daily. Tough weather for humans, but some of our inhabitants just love it – the tomato and pepper plants. Though it’s early in the season, the tomato harvest is beginning, with sweet orange Sungold cherry tomatoes, Cherokee Purples and more. We stopped at the field today to see the calm before the tomato storm.
Tim’s book was released yesterday, the cover picture is a reminder of what’s to come. It shows quart boxes of mixed smaller tomatoes, each with its different color and flavor. I’ll be blogging more about heirloom tomatoes as the summer rolls on, showing and talking about my favorites and their special qualities. Today, Tim’s at the Union Square Greenmarket, and tonight he’ll be at a dinner at Jarnac, a New York French restaurant, where they’re celebrating the release of the book with a dinner and reading. Mollie Chen of CondeNast Traveler blogs about it today in Concierge.
So, hopefully tomorrow or the next day I’ll be able to publish my review of Heirloom – in the meantime, I can tell you that it’s a delightul read.