Monthly Archives: July 2013

Eggplant Evolution

I have a certain fondness for shiny fruit with a past. Eggplant, like the tomato, is connected to the poisonous nightshade family, and that low history was exposed as it came west, likely from India and other parts of Asia. … Continue reading

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Advance copy arrives

Couldn’t be happier! It’s early–what a lovely surprise!

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Tomato Tales

In an informal survey (read while walking around during my day), the tomato was the unanimous pick for favorite garden vegetable. Americans eat an average of about 100 pounds of medium-sized tomatoes per year, according to Robert Hendrickson in American … Continue reading

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