The other day, I noticed some green tomatoes at my local farm stand. They were so pretty, that I had brainstorm that I would try to make Fried Green Tomatoes. There was only one hurdle I needed to cross-- I had never eaten fried green tomatoes, and I've never made them...
Tyler Florence to the rescue! Tyler has roots in the south, so I chose his recipe. I did see that the queen of Butter and Fried Foods, "Paula Deen" had a recipe that used a lot more oil that I'm willing to cook with. Food Networks
The recipe looked easy enough...
Tyler says to slice them about 1/2" thick..
Now, I've been holding on to something a little too long and I have to say it. There is going to be a very special Food & Wine Event in Carmel Valley, California this weekend. The event is called "Food & Wine Harvest to Table" at the beautiful Quail Lodge Resort. I have such a strong connection to the luxury resort, because this was my first job-- working the front desk and reservations. I also got married here (um, in a previous life...before Craig). But the most exciting thing for me...
I get to
meet see the guest celebrity chef-- Tyler Florence!!!
Yes, my dear foodie friend/food writer/cookbook author and all-around Food & Wine Guru, Dorothy (who knows Tyler Florence) is involved in this event and I offered to be her
personal slave volunteer to have a chance to see him up close and personal. If I'm a really good girl, I will be able to attend the evening private party. I'm already trembling with the thought of stammering asking Tyler for a photograph... though I suspect I will be one of many folks wanting to do the same thing. I'm going to hang on to Dorothy's coat tails, hoping to get one personal "Hello" from Mr. Tyler Florence, himself. I'd probably drop I.Q. points and be at a loss for words, while my finger twitches on my camera button. Yes, I am bringing my camera and 100 extra batteries. I will be blogging about this.
It seems fitting that I chose Tyler's recipe for my contribution to Tyler Florence Friday's. I wish you could all join us-- you still can, if you buy tickets and can make it here. I'd love to meet you.