WONDERFUL! I was a little scared I was going too "pickle-crazy" this season (I think that my homemade dill pickles will make nice Christmas gifts this year--I certainly can't eat them all!), and I was afraid that pickling eggplant was just asking for more trouble (visions of jars of the stuff languishing in the garage pantry for who know how many years into the future danced in my head)... but I'm delighted with the taste I just had of the portion of the pickled eggplant that did not fit into my jars. I processed the jars in boiling water for 15 minutes to seal. Jamie usually delivers and this recipe is no exception. I noticed on the food tv site that he's got a whole list of food and spice combinations--not just eggplant. Thanks Randy!