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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Food in Film: Eggplants

Blogging from A to Z Challenge

Food addict and connoisseur of tasteful films reviews Food in Film, starring...
Eggplants

Such an interesting plant with deep rich color, but consider the unique perspective of Prymatt Conehead (Jane Curtin) when she catches sight of them in the grocery store! (Coneheads, 1993)

Scene: Mrs. Conehead discovers eggplants.

My niece introduced me to a local eatery called Aubergine and Company, which serves delicious healthy foods. Aubergine is another term for eggplant, and I've enjoyed it in my meals there, yet for some reason I never think to prepare aubergine at home.

Do you like eggplant? If you have a favorite eggplant recipe, please share!

44 comments:

  1. I love aubergine! It's especially good roasted. Yum!

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    1. Roasted... That sounds good (and easy). I will try that!

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  2. I love it as mousaka but I never make it myself -it's something that I've only had a few times because I can't be bothered with the fiddle of preparing it :)
    Leanne | cresting the hill

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    1. Moussaka. I had to look that up, and it sounds delicious!

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  3. we make something caled ' acaharii baigan' (Pickled Eggplant) thats the only way I like it :)

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    1. Pickled eggplant? I do like pickled foods so maybe I would like that too. I'll look for some recipes on-line. Thanks!

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  4. I have a good recipe for roasted eggplant soup. It is something I never would make except that it was assigned to me in a culinary class.

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    1. Is it a recipe you can share? My contact info is in the tab at the top of my page.

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  5. We call it brinjal :)

    Its a very common vegetable in Indian cooking.... We saute it, cook it with lentils...

    One can make thin slices of it, dip in a chickpea flour batter and deep fry...its yummy.... I love the eggplant parmegniana at italian restaurants

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    1. You say tom-ay-to I say tom-ah-to! I say aubergine...! Oh, and my favourite dish is Moussaka. I make it, I eat it, I love it!

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    2. Ooooo... I love lentils so that would be a good combination, and I gotta find some chickpea flour, that sounds good, too.

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    3. Keith... do you have a recipe for Moussaka you can share?

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  6. i've only had it a few times, but i enjoyed it. Coneheads is one of the few comedies i like and would watch over again! it was just soooo weird!

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    1. The first time I watched Coneheads it took a little while to catch the humor. But now it's a favorite. Sooo weird, but sooo funny.

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    1. I've had veggie lasagna (store bought)... I wonder if it had eggplant in it. If so, it was tasty!

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  8. I haven't eaten much eggplant, but I've liked it the few times I've had it. I'm taking a cooking class later this month that's going to have an eggplant recipe in it. I'm looking forward to that.

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    1. If the eggplant recipe turns out yummy, I hope you will share the recipe with me!

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  9. I like eggplant. I think I prefer marinating slices in Italian salad dressing and then grilling the slices. Donna Girl Who Reads

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    1. Oh my. Marinating it in Italian salad dressing sounds wonderful. I don't have a grill, but I could put them under the broiler... hopefully that would work.

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  10. Our post reminded me of my dear father-in-law. He used to grow eggplant because it looks beautiful, but he had no idea how to cook it.
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    1. I love it! That would be me (if I had any talent for gardening).

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  11. Well I love all things purple! Eggplant parmigiana is my fav eggplant dish.

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    1. It is such a beautiful shade of purple. I'm not sure why I've overlooked using it in my meal plans. I want to try eggplant parmigiana, too!

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  12. This is an awesome them. You've done a great job with it. I love eggplant in Ratatouille (a great food film).

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    1. I've never had ratatouille... I didn't realize it had eggplant in it!

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  13. I do like eggplant. So spongey and earthy.

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    1. I added "eggplant" to my grocery list. I'm hoping it will become a hit at my house.

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  14. I love eggplant. Used to make ratatouille a lot, but my husband developed a sensitivity to eggplant cooked with tomatoes, so I had to stop. But I love Chinese eggplant in garlic sauce, and Indian eggplant. And grilling marinated eggplant sounds like an excellent idea.

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    1. Chinese eggplant in garlic sauce... I bet that is tasty!

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  15. Love eggplants! My most favourite dish of eggplans would be Baba Ghanoush and an indian preparation called Baingan Bharta.
    http://www.food.com/recipe/baba-ganoush-the-best-in-the-world-67570
    http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/baingan-bharta-recipe-punjabi-baingan-bharta-recipe/

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    1. Thanks for sharing the links to those recipes! They both sound delicious, especially the Baba Ghanoush. I added both to my recipe app.

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  16. We've never been able to prepare eggplant in a way that tastes good to us. I like all the comments here--lots of good ideas!

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    1. I think I'll be eating a lot of eggplant in the coming weeks. So many great ideas shared here!

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  17. Just found you through a comment you made on anotehr A to Z post. So glad I did! Food/Film what's not to love? The ittle clip is hilarious. I LOVE eggplant, & the color. Moussaka is a fantastic dish. Time consuming if done well but worth the effort. Food & Film are both big partts of my "artful living" which is my theme in a nutshell. Broad topic.
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    1. So glad you found me because that helped me find you! I visited your delightful blog and enjoyed your posts. I'll be back!

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  18. Love using eggplants in veggie curry - they hold the flavour of the spices really well. My favourite recipe is Baba Ganoush which is so simple yet so scrummy. This is a great recipe for it: http://www.inspiredtaste.net/24825/baba-ganoush-recipe-roasted-eggplant-dip/

    Pamela @ Highlands Days of Fun

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    1. I checked out the recipe and it does look "scrummy". (The first time I heard that term was while watching The Great British Baking Show!) I saved it to my recipe app so I will remember to try it out!

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  19. For years I though aubergine and eggplants were too different things. I was very disappointed to discover that the funky shaped purple things were eggplants as well as aubergine. I was expecting eggplants to look more, well, egg-like!

    Cait @ Click's Clan

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    1. You made me curious, so I looked up the history of the eggplant name. In Europe in the middle of the 18th century, the plant was the size and shape of a goose egg was usually white or yellow, so it was called eggplant. Thanks to your comment, I learned something new! (Now I will have to research when it evolved into a purple conehead shape.)

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