Not everyone is as fortunate as I am. I live a few blocks away from a locally-owned produce shop that sells four different varieties of eggplant.
|A pile o' eggplants.|
The largest is the common eggplant, the next smallest is the Italian or “baby” eggplant, the tiny teardrops are Indian eggplants, and the long thin variety are Chinese eggplants.
|Indian eggplants are wee.|
To give a sense of scale, I presented each eggplant to my feline. Please note that this feline is rather tubby and adjust your sense of scale accordingly.
|Feline investigates common eggplant.|
|Feline sports Indian eggplant mustache.|
|Feline nibbles Italian eggplant.|
|Feline discovers joys of Chinese eggplant.|
Over the course of the next few entries, I will present four different dishes drawing out the particular characteristics of each of these eggplant varieties. GET EXCITED.