Arthur Allen was interviewed on NPR twice about his new book on tomatoes RIPE and mentioned CalHy founder Dr. Kanti Rawal.
Kanti acted as a guide of the tomato industry for Arthur when we wrote RIPE and is a main character in the book.
Searching for the Perfect Tomato
If you love tomatoes, a great one is an event. The smell of the vine. The layers of aroma, firmness, color, flavor, satisfaction…joy. Arthur Allen has jumped on the search for the perfect tomato. He’s followed the roots back to ancient days, and into cannery, and farmer’s market, and the perfect patch of Baja and Campagna. The humble tomato has become a poster child for our battles over what is authentic, genuine, rich, edible. This weekend, you may be planting. Choosing. Dreaming of the harvest. -Tom Ashbrook
The tomato is a ubiquitous culinary ingredient. Author Arthur Allen talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book “Ripe,” and how tomatoes get from the garden to your kitchen table.