Tomatomania! (Paperback)

A Fresh Approach to Celebrating Tomatoes in the Garden and in the Kitchen

By Scott Daigre, Jenn Garbee

St. Martin's Griffin, 9781250057280, 224pp.

Publication Date: January 27, 2015

List Price: 24.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Every spring, thousands of self-described "'maniacs" gather for a series of multi-day garden events for the largest tomato seedling sale in the nation: Tomatomania CEOs and soccer moms, grandmothers and hipsters, hardcore gardeners and eager first-timers--folks from every walk of life unite to celebrate this energetic rite of spring and their shared love of tomatoes.

In this practical and fun guide, Tomatomania owner Scott Daigre provides a peek into his Ojai, California, tomato patch and details a "reality gardening" approach to growing the world's favorite summer treat. Tomatomania walks readers through every step of the tomato gardening process, from the earliest planning stages to those final satisfying kitchen table moments of the season.

Including 20 simple yet unique recipes and numerous kitchen tips to get the most out of your tomato harvest, this comprehensive guide to growing and cooking with tomatoes will turn you, too, into a proud 'maniac

About the Author

SCOTT DAIGRE, avid gardener, sometimes farmer and enthusiastic landscape designer, is happiest when showcasing rare and classic tomato varieties as owner and producer of Tomatomania, the world's largest tomato seedling sale. JENN GARBEE is a food and culture journalist, editor, and burgeoning 'maniac in Los Angeles. She is a regular contributor to numerous publications, the author of Secret Suppers, and co-author of several lifestyle books and chef cookbooks.