I would love to hear from you on this product. Over and over again I have heard people rave about San Marzano tomatoes, picked at the height of ripeness from the magical foodie land of Italy. Apparently these are the only tomatoes worth buying and the only ones real foodies cook with. At $6 a can, I want to know if they are worth it. I finally spent the money at a fancy food store and tried them out.
As the stormy weather raged outside yesterday I decided to make Food Network Magazine’s Pasta Fagioli which required only five of these magical tomato nuggets so I put the rest of these enchanted tomatoes in a Ziploc freezer bag and labelled them “fancy tomatoes” to try out in more recipes down the road.
The soup was absolutely divine but was it because of those five tomatoes? I am not sure! Of course I will be testing them some more down the road. For me, the real test will either be a tomato soup or a homemade tomato sauce.
So what is your experience? Have you tried these tomatoes? Are they worth all that extra money or is it just hype? Help a foodie out and share your wisdom with me.