Author Amy Goldman visits Google's headquarter's in Mountain View, CA, to discuss her book "The Heirloom Tomato". This event took place September 9, 2008, as part of the [email protected] series. For more info, please visit http://www.rareforms.com/ Every year, renowned grower Amy Goldman produces an amazing 500 varieties of tomatoes on her farm in New Yorks Hudson Valley. Here, in 250 gorgeous photos and Goldmans erudite, charming prose, is the cream of the crop, from glorious heirloom beefsteaks that delicious tomato you had as a kid but cant seem to find anymore to exotica like the currant tomato, a pea-sized fruit with a surprisingly big flavor. Along with the photos are profiles of the tomatoes, filled with fascinating facts on their history and provenance; a section of more than 50 delicious recipes; and a master gardeners guide to growing your own. More than just a loving look at one of the world's great edibles, this is a philosophy of eating and conservation between covers — an irresistible book for anyone who loves to garden or loves to eat. Amy Goldman is a passionate gardener, seed saver, and well-known advocate for heirloom fruits and vegetables. She is the author of The Compleat Squash and Melons for the Passionate Grower, and she appears frequently on such TV programs as Martha Stewart Living and Victory Gardens.