It’s not lessons. Food is eaten with the eyes – too! Ripe red tomato? An eggplant waiting to go? It looks more like a tomato. Eggplant! Good! I peeled it. Heresy?  Sliced, breaded, fried up in olive oil. Add marinara, basil, and mozzarella. Bake till the cheese melts and is golden. Fresh basil over mozzarella over tomato, add balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper to taste. A feast!! Sorry. No picture. The preview is enough. Fresh produce will inspire you to great things. It is the best eggplant parm I have ever made!

How do you stage produce? Light is important. Best side up. Staging. You need to place the product in a flattering pose. There is not much fun to placing a tomato. But the stove grate provided a simple backdrop and the meaning is clear. It worked for me.