Thursday, December 10, 2020

“A nice cool dinner”

From The Naked City (dir. Jules Dassin, 1948). It’s a hot day. Mrs. Halloran (Anne Sargent) greets her husband Jimmy (Don Taylor):

“Got you a nice cool dinner — jellied tongue.”

“Oh, swell — I’m starved.”
As Daniel Tiger reminds us, we gotta try new foods ’cause they might taste good. So here’s a recipe for jellied tongue. Oh, swell.

The Criterion Channel has The Naked City and a new documentary, Uncovering “The Naked City” (dir. Bruce Goldstein, 2020), a detailed look at the movie’s locations and production.

comments: 4

Geo-B said...

You taste it, it tastes you. (I had a tongue sandwich in the Carnegie Deli once)

Michael Leddy said...

Ha! My only previous acquaintance with tongue: the Beverly Cleary novel (which?) in which Ramona and Beezus object to tongue and are made to cook dinner.

Elaine said...

I used to buy lambs' tongues when we lived in CA.... delicious cooked in the crockpot!

Michael Leddy said...

I have to point out: no one has yet stood up for jellied tongue.