Date: December 8, 2016
Eggplant is an incredibly versatile vegetable. It works in recipes from Italian to Asian and even makes a nice substitute for meat. Discard the tops and slice. Sprinkle with salt and let stand until the eggplant starts to sweat, dab the moisture with a paper towel to remove the bitterness. We carry three varieties of eggplant: Italian, Fingerling and Fairytale.
Fairytale eggplants are named for their pretty and distinctive striped markings. They have small seeds and a thin peel, making them great to eat whole—no peeling necessary—and are good for baking, roasting, and stewing.
Italian eggplants have a dark purple, almost black glossy skin. This silky, tender vegetable is the star of everyday Italian dishes like eggplant Parmesan and caponata, not to mention pasta and pizza creations.