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Melanzane alla Parmigiana

Tweet Whenever my son, Joe, and I try a new Italian restaurant, the “one dish” that is a make-or-break decision to return, is eggplant Parmesan. The ingredients should compliment one another. The sauce must not overpower the dish nor the flavor of the eggplant be lost under a mound of cheese. An arugula salad with […]

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Roasted Baby Eggplant

Tweet Roasted, stuffed, grilled and fried, are just some of the methods Italians (particularly southern Italians and Sicilians) use to turn this versatile vegetable into a vast variety of dishes. The smaller, baby eggplants of summer are the perfect side-dish for picnics and potlucks or simply to enjoy al fresco at home. Our recent trip […]

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Marinated Melanzane

Tweet The Italian eggplant (melanzane) is smaller than the American variety, although, both have a shiny, deep purple color. In Sicily, there are small, round eggplants that are mauve-colored with white streaks. These Tunisian eggplants are preferred for their sweeter flavor. Eggplants have a dimple at the blossom end which is either round or oval. […]

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