John Eggers column: How are your tomatoes?
When my school superintendent told me to take my tray back to the table and finish my Spanish rice, which contained chunks of cooked tomatoes, that was the last time I ate a hot lunch at school. I was in first grade. That was the last time I also ate a cooked tomato. It wasn't until 20 years later when I ate my first fresh tomato. No doubt it was covered with layers of French dressing.