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The Daily Cuppa

Curious about fried green tomatoes? Try a BLT.

Batter mix from Whistlestopcafe.com

You can’t expect an unbiased view of a Southern favorite like fried green tomatoes from a New Jersey native. I see fat red Jersey tomatoes — bought from the back of a farmer’s truck — as nature’s most perfect food.

But I’ve had my share of the vegetables made famous by the movie of Fannie Flagg’s Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, which differ from vine-ripe red tomatoes. They’re tangier and have a…

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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.