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yellow tomatoes

I’ve been thumbing through my new/old copy of the Café Boulud Cookbook, considering what my next recipe would be and then who’s the guest judge of Top Chef this week?  Daniel Boulud with his cute smile and melt-the-cockels-of-my-heart accent.  Oh, the timing is impeccable, I tell you.  So what’s next?  I’ve already done a lovely chilled melon soup so maybe Onion Soup with Braised Beef Shanks?  No, it’s too hot.  Potato Gratin Forestier?  No, I’m too fat.  Candied Yellow Tomatoes?  Huh?  I kept coming back to the tomatoes, turning the idea over in my mind, trying to figure out what it would look like, taste like.  I’ve certainly seen tomato desserts over the years though I’ve never made one myself.  Is it too weird?  Would it be just awful?  If you think about it, technically the tomato is a fruit.  And fruit can be candied.  So is it really that far of a stretch?  Well, we’re about to find out.

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