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Tesco is an offensively tall poppy—biodegradable carrier bags will not placate its many critics. Plus, help me find the world's worst recipe

By Alex Renton   July 2006

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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