Tomatoes are a staple in practically every kitchen. They're the base of marinara sauces, many curries, salsas, and more. They bring the T to a BLT sandwich. And the fruit is packed with nutritional benefits, such as vitamins A, C, and K, and even antioxidants. But when faced with them in your kitchen, you might wonder-how do I prepare them?
We talked to Emily Hankey, produce butcher at Whole Foods, to find out how to handle a tomato. She stresses that you're working with (if they're Roma, heirloom, beefsteak, you name it), use a very sharp blade. "Not serrated or anything, just a smooth, sharp blade," she says. It'll help you to be better off the inside of the skin and get inside the shape of the tomato. (In the video above, Hankey uses an eight-inch chef's knife).