The Search for the Perfect Tomato
March 2011
Trade Paperback · 304 Pages
$15.95 U.S.
ISBN 9781582437125


Praise for Ripe

“Arthur Allen’s tomato odyssey takes him to every link in its production chain, from genetics to Chinese packing companies. Anyone who cares about how tomatoes taste will be fascinated by this journey, will never view pizza sauce the same way again, and will treasure those backyard summer wonders even more.” —Marion Nestle, author of What to Eat

“A robust tale of how tomatoes get to the table and why some don’t taste very good when they get there … An eye opener for foodies, consumers, and social justice activists alike.” —Kirkus

“A substantive and engaging reflection on lycopersicon esculentum and its transformation from early modern botanical curiosity to twentieth-century dietary staple.” —The Boston Globe