Eggplant Stacks

I have stared at the description of “Eggplant Stacks” on the menu of our favorite Italian restaurant in the bucolic Catskill Mountains in Upstate New York for many years, but never ordered it.   Why not?  I love eggplant.  I love mozzarella.  And I LOVE tomatoes.   Yet, there’s something about the name…”Eggplant Stacks”….that is just so … Continue reading

Ciambotta (Vegetable Stew)

Don’t know what to do with all the summer vegetables at the market right now?  Are you staring at all the zucchini, peppers, eggplant and tomatoes that you bought at the  farmer’s market and wondering what the heck you are going to do with it all?  Well let me tell you a little bit about … Continue reading

Eggplant Caponata ( a la Silvia)

If you are “afraid of eggplant,” which has been the lament of my very dear friend for the past 27 years, then be “afraid” no more!  I have a simple and absolutely delicious recipe for you to try.   I suppose eggplant can be an intimidating vegetable, especially if you’re not Italian.  Heck, the British … Continue reading

Mom’s (and mine) Eggplant Parmigiana

So I mentioned that I would help you use up that marinara sauce from last Sunday, and eggplant parmigiana is perfect for that.  Actually, anything parmigiana would do, such as chicken cutlet or veal cutlet.  But today it is “eggplant parm,” as we call it in New Jersey. This truly is one of my favorite … Continue reading