Photographer's Note

An Indian woman picks through the vendor's stock of husk tomatoes as she does her daily shopping.

While we think that we are seeing an ancient way of life when we visit India and we think that globalization is something new, reflect for a moment on the lowly husk tomato.

It's a native of the New World, a plant that evolved in Central and South America. It made it's way to India in 1950 where it has been incorporated into local chutney recipes.

And globalization didn't start then. The potato, tomato, and chili pepper made their ways there much earlier. Wonder what Indian food would be like without chilies?

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Additional Photos by Bob Wallace (BobTrips) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 343 N: 75] (1857)
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