Tesco’s good for tomatoes
Last month I went to an Edinburgh Tesco for tomatoes—several different ones, because a tomato sauce gets better the more varieties you put in it. There were cherry tomatoes and plum tomatoes; on the vine and off it; over-ripe and under-ripe; organic tomatoes, Jersey Jewel tomatoes, beef tomatoes like little pumpkins and basic Dutch tomatoes, plump and uniform, at £1.28 a kilo or about 10p each. (That day in Tattie Shaw’s, one of the city’s few remaining greengrocers, there were just two types, the cheaper at £1.52 a kilo.)
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