1 quartof whole tomatoes
By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider
For making your own thick, flavorful tomato juice, try to find (or grow) Italian-type pear or plum tomatoes. These are fleshy and contain few seeds and little surplus moisture. Other types of tomatoes (salad or slicing tomatoes) can be used, but their juice tends to be thinner.
This recipe, and the recipe for Tomato Cocktail following, are for the height of the tomato season, late summer or early fall, when (if) you can get fully vine-ripened tomat