We’re going to kick this foodie guide off with a surprising aubergine fact – they are, in fact, berries! Shocked? You’re not the only one! All along, we’ve been using the aubergine as tasty veg when, actually, we could have been making a fruity little number!
But, fruit or veg, aubergine is an excellent addition to any dish. It’s native to South-East Asia but it’s now grown worldwide, has multiple varieties, and it’s cooked in several different ways. They can also sometimes be referred to as ‘eggplants’ depending on where you are in the world so if you see that name on a menu, you’ll know exactly what’s going on!
If you’re unsure on how to get the most out of your aubergine, or you want to add a few aubergine-based dishes to your cookbook, feast your eyes below.