Date: Tue, 25 Apr 1995 09:05:17 GMT0BST-1
From: Mike Farmer <>
To: Multiple recipients of list MSM-L <>
Subject: How to fry green tomatoes

I thought readers might appreciate this bit of trivia, from the
paperback edition of Fannie Flagg's book:


1 medium green tomato per person
White cornmeal
Bacon drippings

Slice tomatoes about 1/4 inch thick, season with salt and pepper and
then coat both sides with cornmeal. In a large skillet, heat enough
bacon drippings to coat the bottom of the pan and fry tomatoes until
lightly browned on both sides.

I also noticed the following paragraph in the biographical blurb at
the front: "At age nineteen, Fannie began writing and producing TV
specials, and since then has appeared in more than 500 TV shows and
many motion pictures and stage productions. Her credits include films
such as Five Easy Pieces, Stay Hungry, and Grease. Her numerous stage
roles include a lead in the Broadway production of The Best Little
Whorehouse in Texas."

Hmm. As I recall, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas was a 1978
Broadway hit for Larry L. King and ..... Peter Masterson, Mary
Stuart's dad. Time to open an X-File, I think.

Mike Farmer,
CDS TelePath, Birmingham, UK.

"It's hog-boilin' time!"