When we started thinking about recipes to help us celebrate Earth Day 2017, Faith immediately said, “tomato tart.” We knew we’d be sharing the tart with Barbara Pierson of White Flower Farm, and we wanted to get inspired for White Flower Farm’s Great Tomato Celebration just around the corner—the weekend of May 19. And because the Earth always provides, Jovial Foods, Inc. co-founder and friend-of-the-show Carla Bartolucci shared a recipe that Chris Prosperi served with a beautiful salad made with fresh greens from Granby’s Holcomb Farm.
It was one of our all-time favorite pre-show meals. Someone may have even said something about the tart being better than pizza. Those are fightin’ words in our neck of the woods—New Haven. The tart’s crust is made with einkorn flour. Einkorn is an ancient wheat that some people with gluten-sensitivity are able to tolerate. Carla and her husband, with the help of Italian scientists and farmers, have brought this wheat back from the edge of extinction. Sometimes it’s the Earth’s people who provide.
We share the recipe with you now, with our thanks to Carla, along with a wish that you find yourself in the kitchen this Earth Day making something this good.
Recipe and image courtesy of Carla Bartolucci, Jovial Foods, Inc.