Thursday, November 11, 2010

You Learn Something New Every Day

The Wife likes Baba Ghanoush as well as Bhurta made with eggplant. So me, being a reasonable guy, concluded that she liked eggplant. Me, not so much. But hey, I cook for more than just myself, so it's my job to bite the bullet and make something that's not my favorite food in order to help keep my sweetie happy, right?

This evening, I sharpened my knives and with nose crinkled and eyes kinda squinty, I dutifully chopped up a small eggplant and prepped it so as to remove all the bitterness. I glanced over at the other ingredients I would be cooking with and in my head I apologized to each of them for even making them spend time in the same grocery bag, let alone be prepared in the same meal as eggplant. You're getting the impression that I don't like eggplant, right; that only true love would drive a man in my situation to do what he's about to do? Good, good, good. Then I think I've properly set the mood.

The Wife's reaction: Mmm, this smells good, but why did you use eggplant? I didn't think you liked it. The tomatoes are delicious and the garlic is perfect in this dish, but neither of us really likes eggplant.

Well, at the very least, that's one sacrifice I don't ever have to make again.


7 comments:

  1. I like baba ghanoush and Isa's moussaka, but otherwise eggplant can go to hell.

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  2. I have a theory that the only reason we eat eggplant today is because of some sick joke that a cruel, hateful person played millennia ago.

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  3. Bleh, I hate eggplant. Glad I'm not the only vegan on earth who does.

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  4. At this point, I'm starting to wonder if there are any vegans who _do_ like eggplant.

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  5. I'm fairly sure that eggplant is the one food that cannot be veganized.

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  6. Trust me, I hated eggplant too...until I had eggplant FRIES...yes...eggplant fries! I'm now hopelessly devoted to eggplant!

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  7. Hmmmm, Danielle. I dunno. The thought of salty, fried anything sounds delicious. But then again, this is eggplant.

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