No Tomatoes, No Potatoes
Eating well without nightshades
When I was growing up, my family feasted on tomatoes during the summer months. Our meals, a reflection of my mothers upbringing, northern French cuisine, also included lots of potatoes, my Irish fathers influence. Once I got a taste of Mediterranean foods, I fell in love with peppers and eggplant. Then the colors, textures and aromas of Mexican and Asian cuisines, especially the chilies, drew me in. Little by little, these foods would turn on me.