Sunday, February 06, 2005

Brave man makes pizza possible

Tomato, the Apple of Peru:
Although the tomato is commonly associated with Italian food, the plant is native to the western coast of South America and was not introduced in Europe until the early 1500s when returning Spanish colonists brought it from the New World. However, North Americans believed tomatoes were poisonous until 1820, when Colonel Robert Gibbon Johnson disproved that myth during a public demonstration on the courthouse steps in Salem, NJ.
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