A timeless tomato tale

the apple of love

mythical birth

Chapter I: ancient beginnings
500 bce
born from ancient myths
the aztecs called it
the secret sustenance
it was revered in ancient times
for its enigmatic properties
we can trace its journey across ancient borders
tomatoes held sacred and medicinal roles
planting seeds for a
global legacy

forbidden love

a dark age for the tomato
Chapter II: The forbidden love
1200 CE
misjudged

Tomato's allure was tainted by fears of poison - wrongly und unjustly.

questioning

gradual questioning of tomato superstitions led to a shift in perception.

liberation

slow liberation - the tomato was gradually accepted by society

from fear
to love

acceptance and love - the tomato is fully embraced

Chapter III: Rennaissance Romance
1700 CE

renaissance

romance

The Renaissance marked the rebirth of the tomato, wherein it became a re-discovered beauty, for its vibrance and unique form.

In gardens kissed by sun's warm glow, Tomato blooms with crimson show.From vine to plate, its journey sings, A taste of love in all it brings.

Chapter IIII: timeless fusion
1900 CE

synonym of french sophistication, france finesses tomato in classics, such as ratatouille and bouillabaisse

Dive into the heart of Italian cooking, where tomatoes star in sauces, pizzas, and bruschettas, embodying the essence of amore.

FUSION

TIMELESS

Chapter IIIII: most common tomato types
timeless
grape tomatoes
Grape tomatoes, with their crisp texture and varying flavors, are versatile additions to meals. Whether roasted, tossed in pasta, or eaten raw, they offer a delightful burst of sweetness or tanginess, perfect for any tomato lover.
red beefsteak
Red Beefsteak tomatoes, the king of salsa, are large, juicy, and versatile. Their mild flavor makes them perfect for any dish, from classics like hamburgers to serving as a patty substitute.
green beefsteak
Green Beefsteak tomatoes, with their tart flavor, are versatile ingredients. They add a unique twist to dishes like sandwiches, salsas, and desserts, serving as a great substitute for Granny Smith apples.
cherry tomatoes
Cherry tomatoes, loved by many, come in various colors and add vibrant flavor to dishes. They can be enjoyed cooked, grilled, sauced, dried, or even as a raw snack.
cocktail tomatoes
Cocktail tomatoes offer a sweet, fruity taste and a soft, meaty texture, perfect for sauces, BBQ, or stuffing with meats and veggies.
roma tomatoes
Roma tomatoes, known for their tangy flavor, are perfect for sauces and pastes. Roast them for a kick in dishes like tomato pesto or bruschetta. Get adventurous with this versatile tomato!
heirloom tomatoes
Rediscover tradition with flavorful heirloom tomatoes, perfect for any dish. Enjoy them in sandwiches, salads, grilled, or raw with olive oil and salt. With diverse sizes and tastes, there's an heirloom for everyone.
on the vine
Vine-ripened tomatoes, bursting with sweetness and freshness, are kitchen essentials for tomato lovers. Perfect for soups, sauces, jams, and salads, they can be enjoyed sliced, diced, roasted, or raw.
alicante tomatoes
Alicante tomatoes, hailing from Spain, are vibrant deep red when ripe, typically 3 to 4 inches in diameter. They boast a rich, tangy, and slightly sweet flavor.
Chapter IIIIII: harvesting harmony
2000 CE

HARVESTING

HARMONY

Through the tomato's cultivation and consumption, we harvest more than just fruit. We harvest harmony, cultivating connections that celebrate our shared humanity and promote unity in a world rich with cultural diversity.

In kitchens around the world, tomatoes serve as more than just an ingredient—they're ambassadors of cultural exchange. Shared meals featuring tomato-based dishes bridge divides, fostering understanding and camaraderie among diverse communities.

Through the tomato's cultivation and consumption, we harvest more than just fruit. We harvest harmony, cultivating connections that celebrate our shared humanity and promote unity in a world rich with cultural diversity.

Chapter IIIIIII: celebrating the tomato
current era

celebrating the

Pomodoro Festival (Italy): Italy's Pomodoro Festival, held in Parma, celebrates the tomato as a symbol of Italian cuisine and culture. The event features cooking demonstrations, tastings, and competitions showcasing the best tomato dishes.

ITALY

pomodoro festival

La Tomatina (Spain): Held in Buñol, Spain, La Tomatina is perhaps the most famous tomato festival in the world. Participants engage in a massive tomato fight, covering the streets in a sea of red.

SPAIN

la tomatina

Tomato Festival (Japan): In Hita City, Japan, the Tomato Festival is a lively event that celebrates the tomato harvest with music, dancing, and tomato-themed activities for visitors of all ages.

JAPAN

tomato festical