Occasionally, I will hear a person that I previously thought sane express a dislike for tomatoes.
Not like tomatoes?!?!?!?!
How does that happen? It must have something to do with these peoples’ mothers ingesting strange chemicles during pregnancy. Or alien implants. Or maybe a sad sad sense of humor.
Tomatoes are the best food possible. They are sweet and hearty at the same time. Really good ones have a perfectly faint green gardeny taste. So red! So juicy! So wonderful! Drizzle on a bit of oil and vinigar…or serve with a dollop of mayonaise (my childhood snack)…or use in soups and stews and sauces…or simply eat out of hand (I eat baskets of cherry tomatoes like candy).
What is there not to like? Does it have to do with mealy low-grade middle of winter supermarket tomatoes? I really want to understand this. I cannot comprehend the idea of despising tomatoes.
Are there any other sublime foods that you can’t understand anyone dislikeing? I’m not big on artichokes and asparagus, and I know that makes me a freak in some circles…but really can artichokes and asparagus ever live up to the perfection of the tomato?