SLU Tomato Paste

This is the magic bullet ingredient that adds body and depth to soups and sauces. Sure you can add a can of store bought tomato paste and get a metallic, bitter Je nais se quoi, but why not add the flavor of sweet, homegrown, fully ripe local tomatoes from Berger Bluff? This stuff is the real deal, rich and flavorful, and processed and frozen in 5oz. packets just down the road at SLU's kitchen.

We're so lucky.

Tip: Expand Your Green Horizons!

These two greens are in the chicory family, and add a sharp bitter character to salads, but mellow and sweeten up a bit when cooked. If you aren't a big fan of the bitter greens, I suggest cooking them to minimize the intensity. They are delicious braised slowly in a broth or caramelized with a high heat saute...Read more


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