(an American Receipt.) "In the manner of composition, mode of cooking, and saucing, the good housewife must proceed in the same way as she would for an apple dumpling, with this exception, care must be taken in paring the tomata not to extract the seed, nor break the meat in the operation of skinning it. We have eaten tomatoes raw without anything; - cut up with pepper, salt, vinegar, and mustard; - fried in butter and in lard; - broiled and basted with butter; - stewed with and without bread, with cream and with butter; - and, with a. clear conscience, we can say, we like them in every way they have ever been fixed for the palate; but of all the modes of dressing them, known to us, we prefer them when cooked in dumplings, for, to us it appears that the steaming they receive in their dough-envelope increases in a very high degree that delicate spicy flavour which, even in their uncooked state, makes them such decided favourites with the epicure."


It is possible that the tomata, which is, we know, abundantly grown and served in a great variety of forms in America, may there, either from a difference of climate, or from some advantages of culture, be produced in greater perfection than with us, and possess really "the delicate spicy flavour" attributed to it in our receipt, but which we cannot say we have ever yet discovered here; nor have we put its excellence for puddings to the proof, though some of our readers may like to do so.