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Eggplant Rollatine

Eggplant is one of my favorite dishes. I don’t care how you prepare it, it’s all good. For years I was a firm believer that if you didn’t fry the eggplant it wasn’t worth cooking. I’ve since curbed that idea … Continue reading

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Eggplant Parmigiana – Italian/American Style

This is the standard for Eggplant Parmigiana at any Italian Restaurant or Pizzeria in the United States. I’m not knocking it, on the contrary, I could eat this every day. But this is not the way my grandmother used to … Continue reading

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Vegetables Oreganata Style

What did we do before air conditioners?    We had only one air conditioner in our house when I was growing up. And it was in our living room window. It looked more like a refrigerator sticking out of our … Continue reading

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Fried Stuffed Eggplant

 Whatever happened to the Easter Bonnet? You know, the one with all the frills upon it. Does anyone care to be the grandest lady at the Easter Parade anymore? I remember having a new suite at Easter. OK, so it … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Eggplant Parmigiana

The way my grandmother made eggplant parmigiana is noting like you get today. First she never breaded the eggplant. Second she did not use mozzarella cheese.  No mozzarella cheese??? How can it be eggplant parmigiana without mozzarella cheese?   If it … Continue reading

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Polpette di Melanzane – Eggplant Patties

Many Italian families on my block had fig trees in their back yards. And as kids, when we discovered them, we would go on a marauding fig feast, raiding every one’s back yard that had figs.  There was nothing quite as … Continue reading

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Eggplant With Mint Recipe

Keep Your Hands Off Of My Eggplant! My mother Rose would make this eggplant dish in the summer, when mint was growing plentiful in the garden. She didn’t grill the eggplant. Usually she would fry the slices till golden or bake … Continue reading

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