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The Best Way to Use Up Your Tomatoes

Maggie Borden

August 31, 2016


To-may-to, to-mah-to—whatever you call it, our produce aisles and farm-share bags are bursting with these late-summer delights. Faced with an overload of everyone's favorite nightshade? We suggest making these half-dried tomato tarts from JBF Chefs Boot Camp alum and Beard Award winner Naomi Pomeroy's upcoming cookbook, Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking. Pomeroy sends the delicate cherry variety for a quick spin in the oven, giving them just a touch of caramelization while retaining that addictive burst of flavor with every bite. The tomatoes, paired with a good funky cheese, top her simple crème fraîche tarts, yielding a dish versatile enough to impress your dinner guests or double as an easy weeknight meal. Get the recipe.

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Maggie Borden is associate editor at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Instagram and Twitter.