Today’s tip comes from a client of mine who shared a tidbit learned when he studied at the CIA.
( The CIA he is referring to is the Culinary School of America, where he studied to be a chef, not a spy, he quickly pointed out.)
It seems there are both male and female eggplants, and the taste is different among the two genders. Who knew?!
The female eggplant has a long brownish slit-like indentation at the bottom. The male’s marking is more round. The male eggplant has less seeds and tends to be less bitter, making it a better choice for cooking, especially for dishes that are not heavily sauced.
Thanks for the tip, Bob!
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