Oreo Turns 100; Irish Breakfast; History of the Tomato

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Is the tomato a fruit or a vegetable? Food historian Andrew F. Smith explains that because of a Supreme Court decision in 1883 it's both. Tomatomaniac Scott Daigre returns to the show with recommendations on tomato growing strategy. Warner Ebbink and Brandon Boudet, co-owners of LA's oldest Irish establishment, Tom Bergin's, discuss Irish breakfast and the lore of the shamrocks on the bar wall. The Oreo sandwich cookie turns 100 this month and Lisa Mann offers some fascinating statistics about the classic cookie's 100-year history. Jonathan Gold visits Lawry's The Prime Rib and is still impressed after all these years. Plus, we continue our look at water with David Bradshaw who explains why some farmers in the Imperial Valley are being paid not to irrigate their crops.

Banner image: Oreo's 1951 logo, courtesy of Kraft Foods

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