Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 2, Episode 9

The Specialty of the House (21 Mar. 1987)

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An arrogant food critic meets his match in a restaurant owner who won't reveal a secret family recipe.



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Episode cast overview:
Himself - Host (archive footage)
Garth December
Neil Munro ...
Russ Bennett
Betty Jo Bennington
Larry Aubrey ...
Derek Keurvorst ...
John Maxwell
Robert Morelli ...
Frank Keller
Peter Blais ...
Patricia Idlette ...
Stella Sprowell ...
Bag Lady


Garth December is a well-known and highly influential food critic. He has an exquisite palate and can usually list off all of the ingredients in a dish simply by tasting it. He is stumped however when presented with a special dish at Betty Jo Bennington's restaurant. He loves the dish but admits he has never tasted anything like. He offers to buy her recipe but she declines, saying that it's a very old family recipe. He increasingly puts pressure on her to reveal her secret by first writing her a bad review and then hiring someone to claim he suffering from food poisoning after eating there. Faced with having to close her restaurant, Betty Jo invites December to her restaurant late one evening to show him exactly what her secret dish is made of. Written by garykmcd

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