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Grilled Eggplant with Spicy Tomato Salad

We return again and again to Olives, Lemons & Za’atar by Rawia Bishara. When she came to this country from Palestine, she discovered many new treasures in American markets, including those deep purple eggplants that seem to beckon us all. But, what to do with that eggplant? Rawia offers a Middle Eastern solution to that…

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Spicy Glazed Eggplant

  First impressions can be important. The first time I ate eggplant, the taste was bitter and I was flossing strings out of my teeth for days. I was not just unimpressed. I was thoroughly disgusted. Suzen’s approach to changing my attitude is, well, direct. “Try this. You’ll like it.” Before me was a plate…

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Char-Baked Tomato, Zucchini, and Eggplant from Mad Hungry by Lucinda Scala Quinn

Make this recipe. Just make it. Oh, I know, you have family members who hate vegetables. “Have some more zucchini?” is a question you dare not ask because there will be rebellion at the dinner table. “Eggplant, anyone?” will get you banished to the room over the garage. Do not fear. Trust in caramelization. It’s…

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Eggplant Pate from Olives, Lemons & Za’tar

No, it’s not pate like you’ll find in Paris. But it surely has the vibrant quality of a signature dish. This Eggplant Pate, from Olives, Lemons, and Za’atar by Rawia Bishara, seeks to inundate you with layers of texture and flavor. This can be an appetizer with wine before your meal, the salad, a side…

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