7 thoughts on “Well, it IS a vegetable

    • Botanically it is a fruit, but culinarily it is a vegetable.

      There’s an old saying, “Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not adding it to a fruit salad.”

      • I dunno…I make a pretty awesome black bean/mango/(very sweet cherry, salted) tomato salad. If you serve it over avocado with a peppery vinaigrette, it’s especially good!

  1. “Catsup as vegetable” refers to the Reagan administration’s attempt to reclassify the nutritional aspects of school lunch programs. In order to hide the fact that nutrition was disappearing from school lunches, they wanted to classify such things as pickle relish and pizza (as long as it included tomato paste) as vegetables.

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