And this little figgy piggy screamed “kiwi, kiwi, kiwi” all the way home!
This semi-exotic fruit lends a clean, tart flavor to savory dishes.
BLT in CCCXLIX AD – The Romans were familiar with the bread, bacon and lettuce part of this famous quartet — even with the toasting of bread — but they would have to wait centuries before the Spaniards would deliver the tomatoes.
Tomatoes are sometimes called pommes d’amour in France. Some say because it is related to a Biblical plant called the mandrake or love plant which was rumored to be an aphrodisiac. (Hmmmm, there was considerable begetting documented in Genesis.) Some early tomatoes were called pomodoro for their golden yellow color. The Aztecs called it xitomatl, meaning “plump thing with a navel.”