By now you've probably figured out that I'm obsessed with all things Southern. I think maybe it's because it's the exact opposite of the way I grew up. I grew up in cold Canada with damp and rain 9 months of the year, extraordinarily healthy food courtesy of my mother, and a healthy dose of Canadian self-consciousness. Folks in the American South have hot weather, fatty food and arrogance about the superiority of their culture. You kinda gotta love that.
So in that spirit, I thought I would make fried green tomatoes after finding some green heirlooms at Urban Fare:
Basically I love these so much I go cross-eyed when I eat them. They go great with beer or iced tea. It seems like the perfect thing to eat on a hot back porch in the shade in the South, instead of slowly drowning in rain on the West Coast. But whatever. I'm not bitter.