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An Eye for Eggplant

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From bottom: Orient express, Santana or Nadia, Spanish or Fairy Tale, Machiaw, and Orient Express eggplants.
From bottom: Orient express, Santana or Nadia, Spanish or Fairy Tale, Machiaw, and Orient Express eggplants. (Photo / Jim Scherer; Styling / Sheryl Julian and Julie Riven) Photo / Jim Scherer; Styling / Sheryl Julian and Julie Riven
By Sheryl Julian and Julie Riven
August 27, 2006

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Produce bins are brimming with locally grown eggplant. There's the familiar plump Santana or Nadia, of course, but you can also buy others, such as the small, slender Orient Express, violet Machiaw, or striated Spanish or Fairy Tale. Smoke and eggplant is one of the great flavor pairings, so much so that each of the regions of the Middle East ... (Full article: 825 words)

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