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Local Tomato Farmers, The Science Of Breeding Flavorful Tomatoes + Tony D’s Family Recipe

 Dr. Harry Klee
The University of Florida
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Dr. Harry Klee

Nothing quite says summer like a beautiful ripe tomato, and in our region, we love our tomatoes. This week on Seasoned, we talk to husband-and-wife tomato farmers Trout and Jennifer Gaskins about growing their many varieties of tomatoes on the farm. We also talk to horticulture scientist Harry Klee about his mission to sequence the genomes of hundreds of tomatoes in order to breed flavor back into the fruit. Plus, the chef and owner of Tony D’s in New London shares a family recipe.

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Robyn Doyon-Aitken, Catie Talarski, and Carmen Baskauf produced this show.

Guests:
Trout and Jennifer Gaskins – Farmers/owners of Farming 101 in Newtown, Conn.

Dr. Harry Klee - Professor for the Department of Horticultural Sciences at the University of Florida. Dr. Klee led the team whose research on producing a tastier tomato was published in the journal Science.

Anthony D’Angelo – Chef/owner of Tony D’s in New London, Conn.

Robyn is the senior producer of 'Seasoned,' a show celebrating food and farms. She's food-obsessed, loves to bake, and constantly thinks about people in the food world, both nationally and locally, who have compelling stories to tell about food.
Marysol Castro, co-host of Seasoned from 2020 to 2022.
Co-Host of Seasoned and Host of Restaurant Road Trip.