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Love Apple (Tomato) Recipes Eastern European Style

By February 7, 2013

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There's a lot to love about a tomato and Eastern Europeans have been in the know since the seeds arrived from the Americas in the early 16th century. Queen Bona Sforza, Poland's Italian queen, introduced tomatoes to Poland. The Croats' cuisine along the Dalmatian Coast was influenced by their Italian neighbors who were enjoying them while Americans still thought tomatoes were poisonous.

Tomato Feta Tart
Tomato Feta Tart
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It was once believed that tomatoes had aphrodisiacal powers, giving it the moniker "love apple." Whatever you decide to call these luscious fruits (yes, they are fruits, not veggies), try them in these Top Eastern European Tomato Recipes.

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