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Fried Green Tomatoes

 

For those of you who know the book/movie,

YES, there is definitely a Whistle Stop Café where you can still eat them.

And we did, back in October!

 

Juliette, Georgia, USA

 

Fried Green Tomatoes

 

For those of you who know the book/movie,

YES, there is definitely a Whistle Stop Café where you can still eat them.

And we did, back in October!

 

Juliette, Georgia, USA

 

comments (56)

  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 10 Nov 2010, 00:29
Are there also cardboard cut out of the characters?

Oh I love to see more from here.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Now that's an idea, Maria. In case you haven't seen it, I posted about Whistle Stop Monday on my other blog:
http://ginniehart.blogspot.com/2010/11/trip-home-friends.html
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Nov 2010, 05:40
WOW, this is wonderful, so crisp and love the green ribbon.
The fun thin is, we walked through that door and it seemed as if we entered the movie..... tongue seeing Mroy's comment, wouldn't it be great if 'look-a-likes' would be running around in the cafe wink
For the ones that want to go there and eat..... it was great smile and after we left, a looooong cargo train passed and yes...it whistled just like in the movie.
Ginnie Hart: The green ribbons were all over town that day, MLMA. I wonder if they always are? And that train! So perfect for the entire experience of Whistle Stop. smile Hartstikke bedankt.
Lovely shot. The food must be good since they need bars to keep people out... or would that be in?
Ginnie Hart: If you like southern-fried cooking, Odd, it's the place to be. The fried green tomatoes were out of this world! Thanks.
Another great shot, definitively, I love this old style. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Valérie. They have really capitalized well on the movie that was in the era of the 1930's. smile
Astrid set the scene superbly well with her comments. I cant think of the film must google it. Wonderful image Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It was a fun film when it came out, Scotia...and still brings many a smile. Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Nov 2010, 06:51
Better than Okra...I love it!
Ginnie Hart: Yo've got that right, Ray! By a long shot. smile Thanks.
Amazing book, amazing film, and now an amazing photograph. Love the tones and presentation. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: I've seen it several times, Roz, and never tire of it. How can you beat Jessica Tandy and Kathy Bates! Thanks.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 10 Nov 2010, 07:03
this is such a treat!! now i feel like i've been there!!! love that movie!!!
Ginnie Hart: You'd think you had entered another world, Elaine, from back in the '30s. It's wonderful.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 10 Nov 2010, 07:09
I remember the movie,good photo
Ginnie Hart: It sure was fun, Vintage...as though we had been in the movie itself. Thanks.
How do they spice them up, i've never had them?
Ginnie Hart: It's the tartness of the green tomatoe with the batter deeep-fried, Nigel. Really good! Lots of recipes, I'm sure, but this one actually looks healthy:
http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/southern-fried-green-tomatoes/Detail.aspx
Well you wouldn't want cold fried tomatoes would you?

Love the picture Ginnie...never seen the film
Ginnie Hart: Cold doesn't sound very appetizing, Bill, so I'm sure you're right. They were piping hot when we had them. I've seen the movie at least 5 times by now and I never tire of it. There are two stories going on with two main women in each. The one with Jessica Tandy and Kathy Bates is worth the whole thing. That's where the TOWANDA expression comes from. smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 10 Nov 2010, 07:15
Great movie but l cant say l have ever tried them
Ginnie Hart: They're worth a try at least once in your lifetime, Tony. smile
Thus say Ginnie you would not be greedy just a little ? kiss...
Ginnie Hart: When it comes to fried green tomatoes, Pierrot, greedy might be a good word. smile Merci.
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 10 Nov 2010, 07:41
That door looks like a present wrapped with the bow and ribbon. Gorgeous tones and light.
Ginnie Hart: The entire little town was wrapped in ribbons like this, Kala. smile A present to all who enter, indeed. Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Nov 2010, 08:00
Not something I've ever eaten Ginnie: but I've had them in chutney
Ginnie Hart: They're well worth the try at least once in your lifetime, Chris. smile
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 10 Nov 2010, 08:04
Oh I love that movie. Excellent processing on this one.
Ginnie Hart: I've seen the movie at least 5 times, Frida, and never tire of it. Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Nov 2010, 08:10
I agree with Scotia- Astrid completed nicely the fine picture with her words - even the title "Fried Green Tomatoes" sounds exotic to me" -sorry, never eaten them and never seen the film - oh, I have to watch it and to look at your other blog!
Ginnie Hart: As I have said to some others, they're worth eating at least once in your life, Philine, if ever you have the chance. smile The movie is something else, too!
  • Aussie
  • a wet rocky
  • 10 Nov 2010, 08:30
Loved the movie and love this.
I'm off to a conference in Philly next March my very first USA trip.
Ginnie Hart: Great, Aussie. Every time I see the movie I love it more. And hurray for your first trip to the States. Astrid will love hearing this since she lived in the Philly area for a year, in Hatfield.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Nov 2010, 08:33
Imagine Evelyn. Excellent picture.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Louis. That Evelyn gave us TOWANDA. smile Thanks.
pleasent shade in perfect frame, like it
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Fabrizio. Grazie.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Nov 2010, 09:16
Not seen the movie, but keen to try the dish. Were they good?
Ginnie Hart: Excellent, Mike. Here's even a healthy recipe:
http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/southern-fried-green-tomatoes/Detail.aspx
The movie is one of those that the more you see it, the more you see! smile
  • brian
  • australia
  • 10 Nov 2010, 09:49
I am sorry to admit this, but that movie is one of my favourite chick flick.

I loved it and this image
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love your admittance, Brian. How can you go wrong with Jessica Tandy and Kathy Bates! Thank you.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 10 Nov 2010, 09:59
Superb composition with a excellent framing. Have a lovely day Ginne.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Antoine. smile
  • Maxou
  • Bourges
  • 10 Nov 2010, 10:01
It's a very nice photo. Excellent work Ginne. Good day.
Ginnie Hart: And merci again, Antoine. smile
I like the crop Ginnie, works well here...
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal.
Don't know that I'd care to try 'em - fine pic, however!
Ginnie Hart: They're quite surprising, Tom, but very hard to describe...kinda like putting salt on tart apples. smile Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Nov 2010, 12:23
Not a dish well-known in this country! Nice treatment here Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I lived in the South for 22 years, Ingrid, and tried them only once. So almost the same as living elsewhere. Thanks.
I would love to try frying green tomatoes
Nice photo Ginnie!! Hope you are doing well!!!
Ginnie Hart: I found a good healthy recipe online, Marion, and would love to try it...if I could ever find green tomatoes here! Maybe I could grow them next summer? smile

I hate it for you that you're having internet issues. UGH. We're doing great, with lots of changes in the wind, but more on that later, next week.
Read the book and watched the movie, Ginnie, and loved them both. Any green tomatoes we still left on the vine at the end of the season are fried and eaten with great appreciation. Coincidentally, yesterday I found, at the local thrift store, another novel by Fannie Flagg, titled 'Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!' Have you read it?
Ginnie Hart: It's fun to see how many have at least seen the movie, Beverly...and also tried FGTs. Good for you. I know Fannie Flagg has written other books but NO I have not read any of them except FGT. I loved her bit part in the movie. smile
Another lovely Rural image in your particular style
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Martin.
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 10 Nov 2010, 13:27
I bet that tasted good.
What a beautiful picture this is!
Ginnie Hart: It's a taste all its own, Fokkio. Now if only I can find green tomatoes here in The Netherlands! smile Thanks.
That sounds too good to be true Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Chad. Will wonders never cease!
This is a new one on me Ginnie I must be suffering from a lack of culture in my dottage. Good picture but red not green fried tomatoes for me please.
Ginnie Hart: I could say you don't know what you're missing, Brian, but I won't. smile
Semi-green toms roasted in olive oil, a touch of sugar, origano and garlic make a superb base for lots of dishes.

The film is worth between 6 and 7 in my estimation ...and quite funny. I can imagine you enjoying it a lot Ginnie.

Oh! ... and the snap ain't bad either [grin]
Ginnie Hart: A 6-7 from you is quite good for a chick-flick, Richard, so BRAVO. Every time I see it I see something new. Thanks.
Always thought green tomatoes gave you belly ache, so have missed out on this treat.
Love the photo with its reto look
Ginnie Hart: I can't attest to the bellyache side of FGRs, Martin, since I haven't eaten many of them. But so far so good. Thanks.
I know 'Green Onions' smile Nice shot and it sounds good.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Close but no cigar, John. grin Thanks.
I am sure they taste great1 Or do they?
Ginnie Hart: They're wonderful, Wim. Well worth a try. smile Bedankt.
Wonderful colors... Crisp.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly for stopping by and commenting here, VP.
that is one thing I've never tried but totally want to!
Ginnie Hart: You of all people would love them, Heather. Just do it! smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Nov 2010, 21:43
Perfectly atmospheric smile
Ginnie Hart: You'd have so much fun with the entire experience, Cherie. smile
Really? Really? I DO know the film, wouldn't have imagined there might be a real place
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Ellie. It's a real place and has been capitalized on because of the movie. It had been a town in its demise till the movie breathed life into it.
Wonderful processing to go with the type on the window. It compliments very well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Brian.
  • Virginia
  • United States
  • 11 Nov 2010, 00:32
Now girlfriend, just get yourself over here to B'ham and we'll go to the Irondale Cafe, scene of the movie!!! This is where Fannie Flagg eats her FGT!
V
Ginnie Hart: HA! They sure did talk about those Georgia folk a lot in the movie, didn't they, Virginia. grin I wonder how the Irondale Cafe compares???
  • rian
  • United States
  • 11 Nov 2010, 03:35
anything that is fried tastes yummy.. well, that's according to me.. lol! grin nicely captured.. grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! You sound like a true Southerner, Rian. grin Thanks.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 11 Nov 2010, 03:45
Another great find and capture Ginnie.....and were the fried tomatoes as good as you wished them to be....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Peter. They were delicious! Thanks. smile
Oh, yeah. That was a wonderful movie.
Ginnie Hart: So much to see in it, Michael. I still see something new every time, even after 5 times seeing it.
  • tede
  • Germany
  • 11 Nov 2010, 10:54
I forgot my thin visa card, I can not paysmile) Superb compo. Ginnie great day.
Ginnie Hart: They'll take your money gladly, Tede. smile Thanks.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 11 Nov 2010, 11:24
looks like you have a hit, Ginnie. Was out with a couple of friends the other day, and one asked our server for fried green tomatoes. At $5 for 4 on a bed of lettuce, she decided to pass.
Ginnie Hart: I think we had 6 for $7.95. A bit expensive, yes, but we had to taste them THERE, of all places. And they were really good. Thanks, Jennie.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 11 Nov 2010, 15:25
The green bow is an excellent touch. I've never had fried green tomatoes, but enjoyed the movie. My favorite scene was the parking lot scene where she took revenge on someone who stole her spot. How many times I wanted to do that; she is my hero. wink
Ginnie Hart: TOWANDA! That's when she said it, as I recall, Rob. Our granny-apple-green car is named Towanda after that scene. grin I love that scene ...and that movie. Thanks.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 11 Nov 2010, 15:26
And resulted in a photograph worthy of being framed and added to their wall.
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind, George. Thank you.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 11 Nov 2010, 15:32
Ive seen the movie. It was very entertaining. How did they taste?
Ginnie Hart: I love that movie, Rags. The FGTs were great! Thanks.
I like the tones of this shot a lot
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Calusarus.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 11 Nov 2010, 18:42
I don't like the tomatoes,but j'adore the café!

Nice shot. Have a nice day
Ginnie Hart: Gracias, Oscar. It was such a fun place to visit. And in my case, I LOVED the fried green tomatoes. smile
I have never seen the film Ginnie.
Wonderful capture!
Ginnie Hart: Maybe you can treat your wife sometime, Richard. She'd love it...and so would you, I promise. smile Merci.
  • petra
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Nov 2010, 11:00
great shot. btw I would love to taste that
Ginnie Hart: You'd love it, Petra. At least I did. smile Hartstikke bedankt.
Super image! I wish the credit card stickers weren't there, but what can you do. You have a real talent for catching the everyday and turning it into a compelling image.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Bob, I know what you mean and even initially considered cloning out the credit-card stickers. I decided to leave them since I mentioned that we had eaten there. A bit of the old and the new juxtaposed, maybe? Thanks for your very kind words.

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