The popularity of sun-dried tomatoes is at an all-time high and these wonders of the Tuscan countryside are perhaps the epitome of modern Italian cooking. We are certain that no American has ever eaten a sun-dried tomato that can compare to these subtle yet flavorful marvels. They are packed in a light oil and are thus ready to use in salads, sauces or as a garnish to a fine veal dish. These sun-dried tomatoes are, as the name indicates, dried in the sun and not by artificial methods used by some manufacturers. The result is a chewy, intensely flavored, sweet, dark red tomato that looks too good to eat but tastes too good to resist.