As an aspiring young chef, MtAoFC was certainly my bible, the film made me want to dig it out and cook up something spectacular from the pages of this classic. Tonight we'll be eating a mountain of haricot verts with roasted red peppers and one of my favorite eggplant dishes- Imam Biyaldi.
Imam Biyaldi means "the priest fainted" and Marian Morash in the Victory Garden Cookbook says she isn't sure if that was because the dish was so delicious or because of the amount of expensive olive oil used in its preparation. But its a winner and Marian's book is one of the best in helping people with lots of vegetables on hand to use them up in many creative and delicious ways.
What's your favorite vegetable cookbook?
Peppers ripening, almost ready to roast.
Read my latest column in the Chapel Hill News for more on gluttony.