Like apples, tomatoes are, botanically speaking, fruit, and they love us right back.
Tomatoes are members of the nightshade family, as are potatoes, peppers, eggplant and over 2,000 plant species, some edible.
Most of us would have to eat an all-tomato-all-the-time diet to have a reaction to tomato other than delight.
1 tablespoon (or more) extra-virgin olive oil
Brush baguette slices with olive oil then rub each slice with the garlic clove and then with the cut side of the ripe tomato.
Finish with a couple flakes of sea salt and serve.
First Lady Michelle Obama shared with Cooking Light magazine that she has banned boxed mac and cheese from the White House “because cheese dust is not food.” Her daughters Sasha and Malia are no longer allowed to eat the once-favorite dish.
Chef and cookbook author Alice Medrich will teach you to make three wheat-free desserts, Chocolate Budini Sundaes, Chocolate Tweed Torte and Mayan Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake, at Central Market, 3815 Westheimer; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday; $65; centralmarket.com.
Food instructor and writer Elizabeth Escobedo will teach you to make a chocolate-centric meal of Spinach and Tangerine Salad with Chocolate Balsamic Vinaigrette, Cocoa-Crusted Beef Tenderloin, Roasted Maple Baby Carrots and Mexican Chocolate Cake with Kahlua Ganache at Central Market, 3815 Westheimer; 6:30-9 p.m. Friday; $60; centralmarket.com.
Get ready for Mardis Gras by learning to make a traditional king cake that you’ll take home and bake.