Mar 19, 2004, 11:55 AM
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I broke down and cooked. Partly because I had to use the two eggplant which had reposed in the refrigerator for the past ten days, and partly because it was time for some soul food -- Imam Bayaldi. And partly because last night at coffee, some friends (Mexican) indicated that they sure wished they could have some comida hebraica.
My maid's picked up on the Imam Bayaldi trend after I gave her some eggplant I didn't have time to cook, telling her how she could make it -- since she didn't know how to cook eggplant. And now she force-feeds it to her family.
But all that's digression. Does eggplant figure into traditional Mexican cuisine -- at least within the past 80 years? I know someone's got to be cooking the eggplant, because it's offered for sale, but it doesn't seem to have hit the Top Ten dishes among any of my friends' menus.