Baked Baby Eggplant, Italian Recipe – Gianni’s North Beach

Baked Italian baby eggplant is a favorite blog text recipe post so we decided to show you how to make it.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GiannisNB
Google+: http://plus.google.com/+GianniNorthBeachTV
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/giannitv
Web: http://www.gianni.tv
Music by David Molina: http://drmsound.com/
Video by Hungry Village: http://hungryvillage.com

The only two days of heavy rain this whole winter had to be when I’m out food shopping over the weekend for the 3 episodes shot on Monday. I know we need the rain but that doesn’t mean I can’t complain.

I was a man on a mission. Off I went to the Ferry Building Saturday farmer’s market in the rain. No Italian baby eggplant. I hit at least six other markets and baby Italian eggplant were nowhere to be found. All I got was wet.

I panicked. I needed eggplant for Monday’s shoot. While scouring the city I caught a glimpse of dark eggplant on a sidewalk stand as the bus passed Grant Street in Chinatown. I made my way back to the produce stand and there I found not the Italian baby eggplant I desperately needed but Japanese eggplant instead.

I was about to pass them up when I said to myself “Hey, you got a show to shoot. Whaddaya gonna do? Buy these. Stupido! This happens to other people too, so it’s an improvisation lesson.”

I prefer the baby Italian eggplant but if I can’t get ’em Japanese eggplant will do just fine. The taste and texture is as good as baking the small black-purple Italian ones. But if I find them in market, I go for the baby Italians every time.

Let me know if there are other recipe posts or other Italian dishes you want me to cook and maybe we’ll add them to our upcoming video episode list.

Watch all my cooking episodes: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7BEADADCCAD445F2

SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/user/gianninorthbeach?sub_confirmation=1

NEW EPISODES EVERY SATURDAY