La Tomatina

March 18, 2020 12:21 pm

La Tomatina is a Spanish festival usually held during the last Wednesday of August in a place named Bunol.

Named for the hotel where it was invented in Sweden, Hasselbacking is a technique where a vegetable (traditionally potatoes) is partially sliced, accordion style, brushed with butter, sprinkled with bread crumbs, and baked.

A summer tomato gratin should burst with concentrated, bright tomato flavor and contrasting firm texture from the bread, but most recipes lead to mushy results. Not this one.

BAJHANG, April 7: Debu Khadka of Chainpur-10 remains busy working on her farm from dawn to dusk. However, she hardly feels tired. “When you love your work, you don’t feel tired no matter how much you work. I love farming,” she beams.

ILAM, July 14: A bulk of Nepal's vegetable exports via Kakarbhitta border point in eastern Nepal used to be tomatoes until the past fiscal year. However, with India stopping import of Nepali tomatoes, hundreds of farmers from Ilam district fear that their production this year will simply go waste with no one to purchase them.

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Plunge in tomato production in India is one of the several factors behind its price hike in the market of Kathmandu, wholesalers in Kalimati have said.

Tomato price hits the roof

August 25, 2017 03:57 am

KATHMANDU, August 25: The price of tomato in the Kathmandu Valley has hit the roof due to low supply from the farms, traders say.