Sunday, May 8, 2011

Fab Four

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.


  1. I love the photo of the cat looking up through the table.

  2. Hahahaha. So which eggplant did the kitty like the most?

  3. i love the use of kaspar as measuring stick!