2017 Tomato Tasting

The 20th Anniversary of the original Tomato Tasting was held Sunday, August 27 at Eden Garden at CrossWinds Church in Livermore. Thirty-two people braved HOT weather to taste a bountiful 53 entries - 7 cherry tomato, 5 paste, 25 slicer, 14 savory tomato-themed dishes and 2 sweet tomato-themed dishes. Yum! Sondra Bierre and Surjit Kalra took home prizes for being able to correctly answer the most quiz questions about tomatoes - it was a tough quiz! Even the Great Tomato made an appearance!

The 2017 crowd favorites are

Cherry Tomato:


Yellow Sugar from Shamim Catrina

Paste Tomato:


Roman Candle from Sondra Bierre

Slicer Tomato:


Persimmon from Judy Matthew

Savory Tomato-themed Dishes:


Broiled Feta and Garlicky Tomatoes from Amy Levin . Easily the crowd favorite!

Sweet Tomato-themed Dishes:


Ethel's 1926 Tomato Cookies from Kim Billingsley Ethel's 1926 Tomato Cookies. Easily the crowd favorite!

Pictures from the 2017 Tomato Tasting.

Welcome to the 20th Anniversary of Tomato Tastings! Judy Matthew and Barbara Stott prep tomato entries Tasting slicer tomatoes Tasting savory tomato-themed dishes
Let's taste! The Great Pumpkin visits with Sandy, Tina, Connie and Beth 2017 winners: Amy Levin (savory dish), Sondra Bierre (paste tomato), Judy Matthew (slicer tomato), Shamim Catrina (cherry tomato), and Kim Billingsley (sweet dish)
2015, 2016 and 2017 Tomato Tasting winners! 2017 co-chairs - Gayle Pawloski, Kim Billingsley, and Michelle Tallon The Great Tomato says "See you next year!"
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