Re: [gardeners] Greek gardens

George Shirley (
Mon, 09 Jul 2001 14:28:26 -0500

I grow Ichiban, a variety of the slender Japanese type eggplant and have never
encountered a bitter one. When very young you can even eat the skin. And,
believe me, we eat lots of eggplant.


Ron Hay wrote:
> Hello, again, Martha,
> Eggplant, can, indeed, be bitter, if it is not salted and rinsed, to get
> rid of the bitter juices. Some cookbooks say it is not necessary, but I
> find it IS necessary, unless you have very fresh young Italian
> eggplants, right out of the garden (and, then, I salt and rinse them
> anyway, because my wife finds them bitter, otherwise.)
> I would be delighted to find new recipes for eggplant; but in case this
> is becoming too much for some on the list, please feel free to send them
> to me offline, and I will be happy to reciprocate.
> Thanks again,
> Ron