Do you love tomatoes? I love tomatoes. I love their texture and their sweet, tangy taste. There’s no better dish in the world than a slice of fresh, homemade sourdough bread with a layer of butter, a thick slice of a sun-ripen tomato, and some sea salt. Take all your fancy food, I’ll just have the toms, thanks.
But what about tomato soup? I do adore a good tomato soup, too. As much as I love cooking though, I don’t like to make things complicated or cook foods that are out of season because they never taste right. I take it from Italians who use canned and jarred tomatoes when they are not in season. So what does a tomato-lover like me do in winter? Well, there are Rebellion tomatoes which are in season in winter. Yes, really. They lack that extra-special sweetness coming from being sun-ripened, but they come pretty close to the summer variety. But there’s also passata which comes in very handy to make soup in winter (and not only then!).