Edible sculptures


Illustration by Kyle Shine

What I ate growing up weren’t truly tomatoes. The farmers markets in Sacramento have all sizes and shapes of these fruits that are drenched in flavor. From little yellow pear tomatoes to gigantic slicers like Cherokee Purple, they’re like edible works of art. Make a stunning BLT with thick-cut bacon, arugula and juicy Brandywines, or pile a rainbow of cherry and grape tomatoes in a bowl and snack on them like candy. If you find a variety you really like, save the seeds to plant next spring. Then you can gorge to your stomach’s delight.