The Good, the Red and the Ugly…real tomatoes are here.

The good, the red and the ugly could well be a description of the occupants of a tour bus leaving Torremolinos after a  good cooking on the beach during the holiday season. Happily, in this case, it relates to the arrival of good local tomatoes. Tomatoes with wonderful shape, colour and, above all, taste. These tomatoes are not a constructed of a thin shell filled with liquid and seeds – they cut like meat, giving meaning to the name “coeur de boeuf”. The small stall, L’Oasis, on the road to La Rochelle is now open, and will remain so until the end to September. The counter is already  packed with boxes of the best tomatoes, melons, peaches and tiny, flat pêches de vigne, not forgetting wonderful potatoes, garlic, shallots and the freshest, most fondant “salades”. I made a simple pizza with mozzarella, anchovies, capers and one of the new, heroic tomatoes – 3 of them weighed more than a kilo.


About Food,Photography & France

Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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7 Responses to The Good, the Red and the Ugly…real tomatoes are here.

  1. I so enjoyed learning about the coeur de beoufs, and I love how you describe cutting them as like cutting meat. But my favourite bit is your description of the tourists – they must, of course be British! Pizza looks most enticing.

  2. Great looking pizza! The coeur de boeufs makes you want to stack some basil pesto and mozzerella.

  3. That pizza looks smashing, but I could seriously just reach through the screen and eat the tomato.

  4. I love the bumpy, heart-shaped tomato! I especially like the landscape reflection!

  5. JamieAnne says:

    Looks wonderful!!

  6. I’m a tomato fan and this article has made my mouth water!

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