Selecting the Right Eggplant
Don’t be afraid to squeeze your produce. After all, it’s the only way to know whether, or not, an eggplant is ripe.
A ripe eggplant comes in handy with this recipe for Eggplant Caponata from Filippo Berio.
When selecting an eggplant, be sure to choose an one that is firm, even hard to the touch. A little squeeze will tell you all you need to know.