How do you slice your tomatoes?

If I’d read this thread before going to the shops I’d have got some, as it is, I’ve only got cherry ones.

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They are definitely the best, and they remind me of my granddad’s greenhouse.

Opportunity can be patient

In quarters vertically, then 8ths with a horizontal cut through each

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Guaranteed I’ll forget the next time I have the opportunity.

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It matters not, you have already done it in your mind

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very close to my style tbh, but I don’t do the horizontal cut.

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That’s essentially a whole slice being thrown away unnecessarily. If you’re going to do B you should at least use that bit and just pull out the stem

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How are those chunks of tomato working out in your cheese and tomato sandwich?

This is how I B

nicer tbh. get a nice fleshy piece of tomato rather than minimal flesh but loads of soggy juice.

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not on cheese book so somewhat non existently, I usually just pop the 8ths on top of whatever I’m cooking though

why are these labelled ‘a’ and ‘b’ when they have the perfectly good names ‘polar’ and ‘equatorial’

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I prefer to cut my tomatoes according to the placement of the sun at the various equinoxes on the day they were picked

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I was going to go with longitudinal and latitudinal but I can never remember which is which

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IN THE MORNING
WHEN THE SUN SHINES
ON YOUR TOMATO

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tricky precession/polar wander/co-ordinate calculation there

admirable but utterly pointless

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You get odd-shaped chunks though which is fun

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Leaving the vine attached to the tomato is a marketing gimmick and does not have any impact on the flavour of the tomato. However, the on-the-vine tomatoes you find on supermarket shelves are often a different variety to the bog standard cheap loose ones.

The combination of improved flavour and a more natural look mean that consumers are prepared to pay a premium for on-the-vine tomatoes, even if production costs are more or less the same.