Ian Knauer, food editor from Gourmet Magazine, is going to show you how to turn fresh tomatoes into crushed tomatoes in no time. First, you must take a fresh tomato and just slice it in half, now grab a 4 sided grater and start grating the tomato using the large holes. You should do this over a bowl because that's where all your crushed tomato is going to end up. You must grate the tomato (the skin should begin to peel) until your left with just the peel of the tomato left in your hand, which is perfect because it will protect your hand from being cut on the large holes of the grater. Once you grate both halves of the tomato throw out the peels and you will be left with crushed tomato which is most has more flavor then the canned version.