I truly hope this recipe will get You acquainted with this wonderful and humble ingredient that in Italy, my other home, has found its way to almost every table.
It's delicious, versatile and grown locally by farmers like Jeff at Old Meadows Organic Farm
(oldmeadowsorganicfarm.com/). If You taste his beautiful Eggplant, You might think he is part Italian, and as always, the quality and freshness of the ingredients is a crucial part in preparing this recipe correctly.

Yes, the recipe (for two People)

Parmesan & Panko crusted Eggplant with the freshest Tomato Basil sauce

1 Medium Eggplant
1 Cup of Panko
1/4 Cup of Parmigiano Reggiano
2 Eggs
1 lb. of tomatoes
10 Basil Leaves
4 Tbsp. of Olive oil
1/4 clove of garlic

When I can, I always buy local. and sourcing your ingredients locally is the first step towards becoming a better cook.
That's it. It's simple and delicious. It's crunchy in the outside and creamy in the inside.
And it will start your meal just right. And be creative with it! as long as You share your results, You should put your twist and serve it your style. You can make the sauce with Avocado and basil, or serve the eggplant in a Sandwich; The possibility are endless and the important thing is that You are getting to enjoy this incredible vegetable that is in season right now.

Big Ups, as always to those supporting the One Big Table Project. It's late so forgive me for not naming You one by one. But I do want to give a special thank for the super talented artists that created the music in the video. Thanks Guys, I truly appreciate the gift of letting me use your music to bring the entertainment level up a notch or 6.

the Hong Kong Ping Pong is an infamous duo based in the UK, notorious for their disruptive behaviors and, among other things, for being hosts of the award winning Beating the Creates Show (hongkongpingpong.co.uk/)

Guts is Pura Vida philosophy and his music says with notes and sounds what I say with food

Thank You for watching supporting, believing and sharing!
Buon Appetito!

Chef G

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