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What is the round yellow cake in You've Got Mail party scene?

Asked by AshlynM (10552points) March 7th, 2015

The scene where Meg tells Tom not to take all the caviar, that the caviar is a garnish. What is the big, round yellow piece he takes it from? Caviar pie? It looks spongey. There are tomatoes in the center, well, I assume they’re tomatoes. They’re red.

I tried looking it up but can’t find the answer. Would anyone here know?

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You made me curious enough to look it up. It’s egg salad. Apparently a common garnish to an egg salad mold is caviar. There are even recipes called Caviar Pie in which the top of the molded egg salad is smeared with a layer of caviar. Sounds good to an umami lover like me.

I even found a reference to the movie scene here:

http://www.southphillyreview.com/food-and-drink/reviews/Films_flowers_and_food-294204141.html

Phyllis Stein-Novack

In “You’ve Got Mail,” another Nora Ephron film, Meg Ryan scolds Hanks for taking all the caviar garnish from the rim of an egg salad mold and begins to carve a turkey sitting on a buffet table during a pre-Thanksgiving party at an author’s home.

Interested in a recipe?
http://www.motherwouldknow.com/journal/caviar-pie.html
http://www.food.com/recipe/sheris-molded-caviar-and-egg-salad-158350

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