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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Public Service Announcement: Tomatoes in the fridge

I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I grew up hating tomatoes. My dad requested their presence in our salad every night, and every night I'd pick them out. GAH. I just couldn't understand how ANYONE could like a tomato. Tomatoes were so mealy. So flavorless. What was the point of the stupid tomato??

Turns out, tomatoes (in season) are awesome. I LOVE tomatoes. I can eat tomatoes plain right off the vine and be happy with them. Sprinkle 'em with salt and maybe a touch of olive oil, and I'm officially in heaven.

What I DON'T like, though, are tomatoes that have been stored in the fridge.

Everyone. Please. Repeat after me.

TOMATOES SHOULD NEVER BE STORED IN THE FRIDGE. TOMATOES BELONG ON THE COUNTER.

Now that tomato season is inching closer (and you southerners and Californians can just hush it over there with your fresh produce all year long), this is very important to know.

Tomatoes in the fridge turn mealy. They lose flavor. They become sad, pink orbs of doom.

So... .don't do it.

(You may now return to your regularly scheduled programming.)





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