What id the difference between a tomatoe and a tomatillo?

United States
February 27, 2010 3:58am CST
I was watching the Food Network last night, and the show playing on my tv was "Chopped," where top chefs had to cook in a limited time period an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert. Yet the challenge is to use 3 main ingredients for each meal. Anyways, last night one of the ingredients on the show was tomatillos, and I am wondering what the differece is between them and tomatoes. I have never cooked with tomatillos before, or even tired one, but since I like to experiemtn with food, I need more information before deciding to buy some. Have you ever cooked with tomatillos?
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