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How Italy blends culture with cuisine - a photo essay

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Photographer Harriet Zawedde was born in Rome but raised in the UK. Her series Nightshade, combines portraits with botanical images of the tomato plant and the subjects' recipes The English word tomato derives from the Aztec word tomatl. It is believed the Aztecs and Incas were cultivating and eating the tomato from 700AD. Though the tomato originated from the Andean region, it eventually spread north to Mexico. The scientific name for the tomato is solanum lycoperscicum. While the Spanish were responsible for bringing the tomato to Europe in the early 16th century, its first reference in...
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