August 28th, 2012 | Events, Food & Wine, Recipes & Tapas | 0 Comments
August is not National Tomato Month, but maybe it should be. Tomatoes are at their peak of harvest right now and quite a few festivals that fete the red fruit take place throughout the month, including the very popular La Tomatina Festival which takes place the last Wednesday of August every year in Buñol, Spain.
La Tomatina has inspired similar festivals around the world, including Tomato Battles here in the US. While a few of their tomato-throwing celebrations have already taken place in Seattle and San Diego, you haven’t missed your chance to take part – there are more Tomato Battles scheduled for September in Chicago, Dallas, Pleasanton (CA) and Metairie (LA).
Of course if you’re more interested in tomato-on-your-plate than tomato-in-your-face, whip up some Salmorejo or Pa Amb Tomàquet, and of course be sure to check back on Thursday for our weekly What to Make This Weekend post for a fresh, easy tomato recipe and Spanish wine pairing.