Announcing Food ‘n Flix for August: We’re hosting “Fried Green Tomatoes”

1 08 2011

It is my distinct pleasure to offer for your viewing pleasure during the month of August, Fried Green Tomatoes.  With a screenplay by Fannie Flagg and Carol Sobieski, based on Flagg’s novel, “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe, we follow a dual story line…one of tales of the past of the love and devotion of two young women set in the deep south of the 1920’s and the second, the growth of a middle-aged empty-nest housewife of modern day.

Jessica Tandy, as Ninny Threadegoode, weaves the tales of Idgie Threadegoode (Mary Stuart Masterson) and Ruth Jamison (Mary-Louise Parker) to Evelyn (Kathy Bates).  Through a number of introspective and adventurous scenes we are treated to the South of the 1920’s  as experienced by two independent young women who take on the Whistlestop Cafe, an estranged husband, the Klan, and loss of loved ones.  Fried Green Tomatoes received two Academy Award nominations (Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Tandy, and  Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium: Flagg and Sobieski) in 1991.

How to participate in Food ‘n Flix:

1. Rent, buy, beg, borrow or steal August”s film selection (Fried Green Tomatoes) and watch it. Taking inspiration from the film, head into the kitchen and cook, bake or make something.2. Post about it on your blog with a link back to THIS post and a link to Food ‘n Flix. Use of the logo is optional.3. Your post must be current (during month of film). And of course we don’t mind if your post is linked to other events…the more the merrier.4. Have fun with it!

5. Email me at by the deadline (August 31st) and include the following:

  • Your name
  • Your blog’s name and URL
  • The name of your dish and the permalink to the specific post you’re submitting
  • Attach a photo of your dish (or just give me permission to “pull” one from your post)
  • Indicate “Food ‘n Flix Submission” in the subject line
Deadline for submission is: August 31st
(Watch for the roundup to be posted here shortly after this deadline!)