but they should. Cornielius Bear takes an even harder line than Max on the ugly tomato phenomenon:
There is no more succinct way to put it: I am absolutely sick to death of heirloom tomatoes and basil. Téodor, bless his intentions, is so in tune with seasonal cookery that he is blinded to the notion of satiety in these items. Night after endless night we are waylaid with salted tomato atop grilled bread, tomato-basil risotto, caprese salad, stuffed roasted tomatoes, gazpacho, pizza margherita, pico de gallo, capellini pomodoro...the combinations are as interminable as they are ruinous to the digestion.
The problem is partly fighting the hype, but also seasonal. No one wants to be in the kitchen when it is wicked hot, and tomatoes, basil etc ad infinauseam are an easy default. I always enjoy when it cools off enough that I can cook, rather than chop and scatter. But in the meantime, I would welcome any novel solutions to the challenge of eating at home when it is hot out.