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The Heirloom Tomato: From Garden to Table: Recipes, Portraits, and History of the World's Most Beautiful Fruit Hardcover – August 5, 2008
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About the Author
Amy Goldman is a passionate gardener, seed saver, and well-known advocate for heirloom fruits and vegetables. She is the author of The Compleat Squash and Melons for the Passionate Grower, and she appears frequently on such TV programs as Martha Stewart Living and Victory Gardens.
Top Customer Reviews
Victor Schrager's tomato photographs are extraordinary and used lavishly throughout the book. This is a book to share and show every friend who gardens or enjoys good food. And, yes, there are some fine recipes included.
Great book--well worth the money.
My only regret is that the book is so pretty that it is hard to imagine abusing it in the two settings - the kitchen, and the garden -- in which it will surely find its highest and best use. Despite all the elegance, the publisher (Bloomsbury) has managed to keep the base price of the book at a very modest $35.
Robin Anthony Elliott, Tomatophile
New York City
August 26, 2008
Amy Goldman's books are some of the best non-fiction literature created in the fledgling 21st century, and with her newest book, The Heirloom Tomato, she has demonstrated that her skills as a writer, researcher and gardener are only becoming more refined. In my opinion, The Heirloom Tomato is the best book ever written on the tomato.
For more than 6 years now Ms. Goldman has collaborated with Victor Schrager, an accomplished photographer with exceptional talent. During the process of creating three extraordinary books on three of America's most beloved fruits and vegetables, these two have forged a partnership which allows them to communicate to their readers with a singleness of purpose that I have never encountered in any other literary partnership. Undoubtedly inspired by Amy's passion, her years of meticulous research and the abundance from her extensive trial gardens, Victor has created photographs which communicate to the reader the beauty, delicacy, even sensuality of these fruits and vegetables and, in some cases, the images are so exceptional you can almost recall the fragrance and the flavor.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love the section reviewing tomatoes. I will be able to pick early, mid, and late varieties with the taste we prefer. Skimmed thru it as soon as it arrived. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Marguerite J.
It's clearly the best book on heirloom tomatoes that I have ever seen. The photos are gorgeous, and the case for heirlooms is so thoughtfully, persuasively and artfully presented,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tangerine
Amy opened my eyes and started me on a quest to grow a wide variety and the best tasting tomatoes possible.
I didn't even like tomatoes as an adult. Read more
fabulous, excellent description of heirlooms. I can't wait to get planting.Published 6 months ago by RJ
The photos, descriptions, history lessons and insights undeniably display Amy Goldman's deep personal love for and knowledge of these fruit on every page! Read morePublished 7 months ago by Billy Bison
nice too look and to search for the tomato that you want to grow. Lovely.Published 9 months ago by Elitsa Mladenva
The information about heirloom tomatoes is great but what really makes this a wonderful book is the addition of recipes that use heirloom tomatoes.Published 10 months ago by Robert Zoller