That’s a tomato knife in the photo above. Talk about specific use kitchen implements! But it worked like a charm! This isn’t so much a recipe as an ode to simply gorgeous tomatoes. I am SO HAPPY that many farmers in the U.S. now raise these wonderful varieties of tomatoes that not only look good, they taste superb!
Purchase several varieties of heirloom tomatoes in lots of shapes and sizes. Slice them about a half an inch thick, lay them haphazardly on a large platter, sprinkle with good sea salt and extra virgin olive oil (and a touch of vinegar if you like) and garnish with young basil leaves. These were so good I could have eaten most of this platter with some french bread as a meal!