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Bring a tomato, taste a tomato


So you think you've got some pretty Paul Robesons? A bowl full of elegant Early Girls? Pretty Piccolos? Bring them on, along with Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifters, Cherokee Chocolates or any other terrific tomatoes you're growing.

One perfectly ripe, correctly identified home-grown tomato is the admission price for Tomatomania's tasting on Saturday at Loteria Grill in Hollywood. Chef-owner Jimmy Shaw is playing host for a second year to a gathering of tomato-obsessed gardeners.

Growers share stories, ask questions and taste one another's crops. Tomatomania is a seedling sale that occurs at several locations each year.

The event doesn't cost money, but reservations are required: (323) 465-2500.

-- Mary MacVean

Photo courtesy of Tomatomania

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