The Ancient Gardener's Instructor: Dispatches from Wesley Greene
August 4, 2010
This summer we are making the experiment of the Apples of Love in the garden; I understand the Spanish call this most striking and unusual fruit the “tomato.” It has long been used by the Spanish, the Portuguese and the Italians, but has only recently been adopted by English cooks in soups and broths.
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The eminent Dr. John de Sequeyra, attending physician at the Lunatic Asylum in Williamsburg, has brought this fruit to our attention and has claimed if a person could eat enough of them that he should be rewarded with great health and a long life. This is remarkable as most Englishmen have considered it little better than poison until recently. Be that as it may, the cook at the Governor’s house has recommended it, and as he is known for his culinary expertise, we venture to make a try of it.
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