|Alma Hitchcock serves her husband|
Some foods harm. Some foods heal.
And some foods kill!
Such as in the Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode "Lamb To The Slaughter."
In which a housewife bashes her husband's head in with a frozen leg of lamb!
But he had it coming, he had it coming, he only had himself to blame!
(Sorry, that song from the movie "Chicago" just popped in my head.)
She was very pregnant and he was leaving her for another woman.
She, Mary, who's superbly portrayed by Barbara Bel Geddes, is so sweet.
The police don't suspect a thing when she serves them the murder weapon.
While eating it and discussing where the weapon could be,
the lieutenant says the following:
"For all we know, it might be right under our very noses."
The episode ends with Mary giggling to herself in the other room.
Never had I seen food being used as a weapon,
other than when it contained Hitch's staple, poison.
So when I saw this as a child, it blew my little mind!
It terrified me, which is why I chose to write about it.
You can read the story, which was written by Roald Dahl, here.
A more recent example of fighting with food is in "Trick 'r Treat."
(Which is playing all day today on FEARnet and also On Demand.)
The Spirit of Halloween aka Sam's weapon of choice is a lollipop.
FEARnet, I'm now the proud owner of a replica of it!
You can enter to win some goodies of your own from them here.
Back to Hitchcock and food.
Here's how to make Quiche Lorraine using his recipe:
Vincent Price also has a Quiche Lorraine recipe.
Perhaps they're fighting over whose recipe is best here?
You can watch the episode "The Perfect Crime" here.
Want more Hitch? Of course you do!
Tune into the AHP marathon on Antenna TV
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