|Cafe window from the movie 'Fried Green Tomatoes'|
Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe
A 1987 Novel and Film By Fannie Flagg
I found this book and film several years ago and was totally wowed by it. Have you read/seen it? If not, then do so as you are in for a real treat! How about an evening with friends, a film and nibbles of fried green tomatoes with a glass of wine?
|Film 'Fried Green Tomatoes'|
|Kathy Bates in Fried Green Tomatoes|
|Jessica Tandy in Fried Green Tomatoes|
|Scene from the movie 'Fried Green Tomatoes'|
The film is set in Juliette in Alabama in the deep south of USA, at The Whistle Stop Cafe and is narrated over a period of several decades. The story of the Threadgoods tackles the issues of families, marriage, lesbianism, menopause, ageing, and loss. Apparently it is based on a real life cafe in Irondale, Alabama, which is still in existence today and still known for its fried green tomatoes recipes.
Fried Green Tomato Recipe
Green tomatoes 4-6
Handfull of cornmeal
Slice the tomatoes half inch thick
Salt and pepper them
Dip in cornmeal
Fry for five minutes in olive oil