There was once a cafeteria in Texas called Wyatts Cafeteria. DH's family would go there after church on Sunday and his mother would get baked eggplant. For years she tried to copy the recipe and came very close. The original recipe was published in the local paper several years ago. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Nigella, the little tear-shaped black seeds, about 1 mm long, are used throughout South Asia as a spice and flavoring. They have an earthy, peppery taste, a little like oregano. Nigella and cumin seeds, cayenne and fresh ginger. The Bengali spices add a little zing to the warmer cayenne and ginger. The nigella adds crunch. Although this will go well with almost any combination of Indian foods, it’s particularly good with matter paneer and raita, served with chapatis or toasted pita bread. Recipe is from Suvir Saran and Stephanie Lyness’ Indian Home Cooking.
This, quite simply, is baked onions, cheese and cream. Nothing to do with goose at all! A traditional dish from Whitley Bay, on the coast near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, I have no idea how it got its name. Never mind - it's good English "tucker" as we Aussies say, just the thing on a cold winter's night. I like it a bit more 'cheesey', so feel free to add some extra if you do too. From 'The Foody'.
A colourful, traditional Christmas salad. This recipe comes from the Häme area and is all vegetarian - some versions of this salad also include herring! You can use pickled beetroot instead of boiled if you prefer.