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Heirloom Tomatoes–the Snob’s dictionary

Hear the Snob’s Dictionary discuss the definition of heirloom tomatoes.

What’s in a tomato? ¬†Why have people become so obsessed with specialized foods like this? ¬†Whether a critique of the food industry or an expression of “foodie” (often upper-class) values, simple debates over the quality and taste of a tomato reflect broad sociological and environmental issues.