An Italian term for "tomato" which translates to "golden apple" referring to the first tomatoes grown that were golden yellow in color with an apple-like shape. Since tomatoes are such a large part of Italian cooking, pomodoro or pomodori (the plural form) is a common term used in reference to food dishes with tomatoes. As examples, pomodori al forno is a recipe for tomatoes with garlic, al pomodoro means "with tomato", pomodori secchi refers to sun-dried tomatoes, and pomodoro sauce refers to a tomato sauce.
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