Eggplant peaks from summer to early autumn, when it can still be harvested young — after that, we’re left with imported, waterlogged stragglers in the produce aisle. So I urge you: Celebrate eggplant now with one of Sicily’s finest concoctions.
Like any Italian-American with a trained affinity for tomatoes, Labour Day in the US doesn’t just signal the end of summer. Much more dire: It’s the last call for summer tomatoes. Those ripe, tangy-sweet heirlooms that call to you at farmers markets and grocery stores will soon be a thing of the past. If you…