Low in calories and almost devoid of fat, the tomato is both healthful and nutritious. Amazingly, a single tomato contains 40 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C and 20 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A. Tomatoes are also high in potassium and iron, but low in sodium. The Tomato Cookbook
is devoted to the tomato, one of the greatest culinary treasures in the world.
In this encyclopedia of tomato recipes, anyone can find an appealing recipe. Roy F. Guste, Jr., has thoroughly presented the tomato in all its preparations-beverages to entrees to deserts (yes, deserts). Sample from Flaming Tomato Punch, Cold Tomato Mousse, Tomato Shrimp Remoulade, Tomato and Eggplant Bisque, Tomatoes Stuffed with Chicken and Mushrooms, and Tomato Spice Corn Muffins. Recipes from all over the world are presented, many of which are “heart healthy.”
Guste’s experience with writing cookbooks shows here as each recipe is presented crisply, yet with the right amount of detail. Sure to be a fun read as well as a practical cookbook, tomato fans will rave and non-tomato lovers will be sorely tempted.