The ultimate BLT

It's a party when you serve it with vine-ripened tomatoes in gazpacho and tomato-corn salad

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  • Hosmer (in beige shirt) and staff with farmers John Teixeira (in straw boater) and Shelby Mayfield (in black tank top)

    Tomato party crew

    Emily Nathan

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Tomatoes with wine

Parcel 104's Master Sommelier, Randall Bertao, likes wines with clean, focused flavors and a medium acidity to balance the tomatoes ― such as Charles Melton Rosé 2004 (Barossa Valley, Australia; $12) and Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc 2005 (Russian River Valley, CA; $27).

Taste for yourself

Lone Willow Ranch tomatoes are available at the farmers' markets in Los Banos and Madera, California. The ranch also hosts the annual "Tomatoes Night Out," a five-course dinner and tomato tasting (Sep 23; nonmembers $60; 11356 Rd. 5½, Firebaugh, CA; www.slowfoodmadera.org).

 

 

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