Baba Ganoush

Not that it needs an introduction, but Baba Ganoush (also spelt as Baba Ganouj) is a Middle Eastern smokey, creamy dip made from eggplants. Traditionally, eggplants are roasted over an open flame or wood fire, giving them a smoky taste with a hint of sweetness. It is not practical to roast eggplants over an open…

Stuffed Eggplant (Karniyarik)

Karniyarik is a Turkish dish consisting of eggplants stuffed with sautéed onions, tomatoes, peppers, parsley, and minced meat. I know food served on a flight is no standard to measure the deliciousness of a dish, but whenever I am served with a hearty Karniyarik on any of my Turkish Airlines flights, I am a happy…