@ordo eggplant is not welcome in my home, but my mother is a huge fan
(we had a small garden when I was young and one year my father planted way too much eggplant, so we ate it in so many different was, for EVERY meal, I grew to dislike it after that)
I will be sharing this with her. At her new home in California, she has found a compadre who also loves eggplant.
In fact, she called me last night to tell me about her small dinner party on the patio of eggplant parm...