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Caponata from 'River Cottage Veg'

Caponata is one of my favorite dippy things to whip out for summertime entertaining. A tangy sweet-and-sour melange of eggplant, tomatoes, and briny olives, the dish plays well with summer staples like grilled bread, grilled chicken, and grilled...well, anything. This version, from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's version in River Cottage Veg, calls for an ingredient that I'd never thought to include in my caponatas: chocolate. More

Caponata from 'River Cottage Veg'

Caponata is one of my favorite dippy things to whip out for summertime entertaining. A tangy sweet-and-sour melange of eggplant, tomatoes, and briny olives, the dish plays well with summer staples like grilled bread, grilled chicken, and grilled...well, anything. This version, from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's version in River Cottage Veg, calls for an ingredient that I'd never thought to include in my caponatas: chocolate. More

The Food Lab's Thanksgiving: Sicilian Style Sweet and Sour Broccoli Rabe

I don't think they really eat broccoli rabe like this in Sicily, but having just returned from a week of gorging myself on everything I could find on that pretty and olive-oil soaked island, I can tell you that the flavors represented in this dish—the sweet and sour of vinegar and sugar, the butteriness of pinenuts and olive oil—is about as Sicilian as it gets. Plus, "Sicilian Style Sweet and Sour Broccoli Rabe" just sounds sexier than "Not-Sicilian Broccoli Rabe with Sicilian-ish Flavors," doesn't it? More

The Crisper Whisperer: How to Handle Eggplant Overload

I received an email a few days ago from Serious Eater krossbow with the arresting subject line "Please help - eggplant" and a photo of two very impressive mail crates full of purple beauties. Krossbow, that's a lot of eggplant. In a way, I almost hope you Photoshopped that picture just to get some attention. But you seem awfully nice, so even if you did, Imma help you out. Folks, let's not let all that eggplant go to waste. Please leave your favorite eggplant recipes in the comments. More

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