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Scientists in Italy have developed a strain of tomato said to have enhanced cancer fighting properties. Combining the anti-inflammatory properties of the San Marzano tomato and the high antioxidant levels of the Black tomato, researchers hope the new strain will not only prevent cancer, but also Parkinson's disease and cardiovascular issues. It [...]
British botanists have discovered that tomatoes can "eat" insects; that is, their furry stems grasp the legs of small bugs and then, once they've died and fallen to the ground, the plant soaks up their nutrients through its roots. The researchers, publishing their findings in the wonderfully-titled article "Murderous plants: Victorian Gothic, Darwin and modern [...]
The Bloody Bacon & Cheese is the latest concoction from Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, the creators of the McNuggetini. Bringing together the "comforts of condensed tomato soup with the warmth of hard alcohol," the recipe imbues tomato soup with horseradish, garlic salt, and black pepper, combined with a healthy dose of sun-dried tomato-infused vodka. [...]
Here's a time-lapse video of a giant tomato plant growing on the Sears/Willis Tower in Chicago in which the tomatoes turn into cans of Red Gold tomatoes. A sneaky viral non-commercial! It's worth checking out the larger HD version.
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Welcome to Retro Recipes! Brought to you from the capable kitchen of Eat Me Daily's Stephanie Butler, each week revisits a preparation from the past that straddles the line between ingenious and absurd. This week: Chilled Tomato Soup.
With Labor Day over and fall almost upon us, it's time for a Retro Recipe that [...]
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Welcome to Retro Recipes! Brought to you from the capable kitchen of Eat Me Daily's Stephanie Butler, each week revisits a preparation from the past that straddles the line between ingenious and absurd. This week, a double whammy: Tomato Soupshake and Cucumber Soup.
Summer is a time for simple pleasures. A glass of [...]
The fate of the earth hangs in the balance! Between global warming, pollution, and Mayan prophesies, it seems that we’ll all need to vacate the planet or get swallowed up by the second coming sooner than we thought. But don’t worry: The Canadians have a plan! It’s Tomatosphere to the rescue!
Tomatosphere is a research [...]
Jorge García, who plays Hugo "Hurley" Reyes in Lost, writes on his blog about how a bird got to the first yellow tomato to emerge from his garden: "I'm going to have to get my hands on a scarecrow." Determined to taste it, he goes ahead and rinses off the remnant: "Damn! It was a [...]