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MemorEATS: Joanne Weir



July 31, 2009


“My mother insisted on making me tomato sandwiches when all the other kids had peanut butter and jelly or tuna fish. My mother went into the garden, picked a ripe, red tomato warm from the sun, toasted homemade bread, spread it with homemade mayonnaise, and put a few slices of tomato on top. She sprinkled the tomato with salt, and as she did she said to me, “Tomatoes need salt, it brings out the acidity and sweetness.” –JBF Award Winner Joanne Weir, culinary tour guide, instructor, author, and host of Joanne Weir's Cooking Class