This recipe sort of took me by surprise. I wasn’t expecting tomatoes to be in period. I had bought into the history myth that tomatoes weren’t actually eaten until the late 1880’s. Sooooo not correct. The research was fun doing this. The recipe very tasty!
Tomatoes in Period:
Likewise they doe eate the Apples with oile, vinegre and pepper mixed together for sauce to their meat, even as we in these cold countries doe Mustard. (Gerard’s Herbal, pp. 81).
3 C Cherry tomatoes
1 tsp Fresh ground pepper
This was a really easy recipe. I gathered up all the ingredients.
Quarter the cherry tomatoes into a bowl.
Here I am adding the vinegar. Next grind up the pepper corns.
Add the pepper then the olive oil.
At the time I made this, I did not make any steak or chicken to put this on. Instead I took one bite of this and ate the entire bowl as a wonderful tomato salad. I have not tasted better. Simple, elegant and so good!