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June 20, 2008


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Lori Lynn @ Taste With The Eyes

Great post Simona. I enlarged your caponata photo, boy does that ever look tasty!


The many medleys of vegetables in the Mediterranean have a wonderous way of melding their flavours together, the sum being greater than each ingredient.


Delicious-looking! Glad you were able to try this. The book as always sounds good. I like the part about him attracted to the two women. So, does he pick anyone?



I've sometimes heard of caponata referred to as "eggplant caviar." I would agree. It is a luxurious delicacy. What a crush of flavors, Simona. Just reading through the ingredients is perking up my jaded appetite.


Such a delicious take on caponata.

I love that Adelina comes down with an acute case of vegetarianism! I must get my hands on one of Montalbano's adventures - they do sound wonderful.


Thanks Lori Lynn, it is tasty indeed.

I totally agree with your assessment, Peter.

Hi Paz. The short answer is no, he remains faithful to his eternal fiancée.

Thanks Susan. I like your expression "crush of flavors."

Hi Lucy. In another chapter of the same book, Montalbano receives a package of smoked salmon and other Nordic delicacies and makes up for the preceding vegetarian phase.

Big Boys Oven

an awesome egg plant dish!


That's a beautiful concoction you have there! Interesting that you baked the eggplant; must less oil that way. Love the Kalamatas and the raisins in there. What a wonderful way to celebrate The Paper Moon, a book that I, too, enjoyed tremendously. Good going, partner!


I love your technique for caponata-roasty flavors are always a plus.


Oh, lovely. I'm reminded of a recipe for sardine pasta I saw with similar flavors - I'll have to keep this in mind when the eggplants really get going.


Thanks Sunny & Sid.

Thanks Lisa. Definitely less oily. I do the same to make parmigiana di melanzane.

Thanks Mickey.

Hi Adele. Indeed, pasta con le sarde has some of the same ingredients.

maybelles mom (feeding maybelle)

AH, I have made so many recipes from his books. And, I was just thinking about doing his book for Novel Foods, but I find that you have done them.


It would be interesting to have another take on a Montalbano novel: we love them so much!

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