Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Waiter! There's a Kumato in My Salad!
My sister brought me one of these mahogany colored gems she bought at Wegman's the other day and I posted the question here "What kind of tomato is this?" My first comment came bright and early from Wegman's, the store where she bought it. I have only been in a Wegman's a couple times but each time I'm like a kid in a candy store -- so many new and different things to me. And my eyes get bigger than my stomach (and my shopping cart) and I get more than was on my list (which doesn't happen if my husband is along for the ride.)
It has a harder, stronger skin than our usual tomatoes, which means it has a longer shelf life. (The official Kumato website says they will keep uncut on your counter for up to two weeks. But do refrigerate them once they're cut.) They're predominantly available in European countries but are becoming more readily available in the United States as well, especially in more metropolitan areas.
Guess I'll be making more trips to Erie to Wegman's, with a cooler, and without you-know-who.
Tomorrow? The Kumato in my farro salad.