People love to debate whether a tomato is a vegetable or a fruit. Botanically it is a fruit, but government labeling allows us to call it a vegetable because, presumably, it goes into soup — and people don't eat fruit soups. Of course, the government would be wrong. I made a blueberry soup with buttermilk a couple of years ago that my dad thought was terrific.
And you certainly can't argue that tomatoes aren't sweet. The Sungolds I grew the year before last were like little candy balls.
So I don't insist on calling them vegetables.
But I'm not arguing that tomatoes are fruit.
See all that fur?
They are beasts.