Oscar Worthy Tomato Scene
Annette Bening, Oscar nominee for “The Kids Are All Right,” may need to thank the “Round” tomato if she wins.
This tomato nod can be traced back to Annette’s stand out dinner scene with friends, where tipsy from wine, her character, Nic, blurts out, “If I hear one more person say how much they love heirloom tomatoes, I’m going to punch them right in the face.”
Tomato lovers will have to wait until February 27th to find out how the tomato fares at the Oscars!
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SuperBowl, Salsa & Tomatoes
Super Bowl Sunday outpaces all others for salsa consumption. But the tomato market overall has shrunk in the past few years, even with the widespread consumption of pasta, pizza, ketchup, soup and other products. The result, lots and lots of extra tomatoes feeling homeless.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American ate 21.5 pounds of canned tomatoes in 1970 and 25.6 pounds in 2005, but the figure slipped to 23.3 pounds in 2008. But that has changed, and tomato farmers want to change that.
The tomato powers that be are on the path to turn around our failing tomato views like catchup on fries, so expect to see hot new tomato promotional information coming at you during 2011 touting the health benefits of canned tomatoes along with their taste and convenience.