A food addict and connoisseur of tasteful films reviews Food in Film, starring...
…Fried green tomatoes
I had never heard of this particular side dish until the release of Fried Green Tomatoes in 1991. We moved to the South a year later, and whenever I saw fried green tomatoes on a restaurant menu, I usually ordered them. Now we live in the West and they seem a rare treat.
Trailer: Fried Green Tomatoes
Last December, we went to Florida to visit our son and daughter-in-law. While wandering the Neptune Beach area, we went to the Flying Iguana, a restaurant specializing in unique tacos. One taco called "Dirty South" was filled with fried green tomato, black eyed "peaco" de gallo, pimenton cheese sauce, and baby arugula. It had me at fried green tomato.
And oh... my... goodness! The best taco ever!!
My mouth salivates right now as I type about the experience. I need to plan another trip to visit our son. Yeah, to visit him. (Ahem.) And if we happen to meander near the Flying Iguana, well...