Your Last Meal with Rachel Belle

Taylor Hanson: Caprese with Perfect Tomatoes & Burrata

Taylor Hanson is the middle brother in Hanson, the band he’s been performing in with his brothers Isaac and Zac since he was nine years old. So it’s not surprising that this Oklahoma boy had a palate changing culinary epiphany while touring in Europe when he was 15.

That epiphany revolved around a perfectly ripe, locally grown tomato, and anyone who’s ever picked a pink, mealy tomato slice off their burger knows that commercially grown tomatoes leave much to be desired. Host Rachel Belle chats with Dr. Harry Klee, a horticulture professor who has worked for nearly three decades to develop a flavorful, affordable grocery store tomato. And he answers the question: why are supermarket tomatoes so bad??

And the Oklahoma Historical Society joins the show to share the story behind Oklahoma’s official state meal.

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This episode is sponsored by Ooni Pizza Ovens, the world’s first portable pizza oven company! Rachel Belle has been making incredible, chewy, bubbly, melty pizzas in her Ooni for more than three years. If you want to make the best homemade pizza of your life visit: www.ooni.com/yourlastmeal

Published: Thursday May 19, 2022
Runtime: 00:32:02