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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lunch Time-Italian American Style.

I don't know why but lately I'm having all these past moments about growing up and this one in particular because I actually had this for lunch today. So, I mentioned before I'm a little bit of a health nut, but I don't know if its being a health nut or just eating right. I credit my upringing for eating healthy in my adult life to my Italian heritage.

Anyway, so I had marinated eggplant in my salad today. I prepared a salad with some eggplant that my mother had brought back from Italy. She and my aunt actually made it and bottled it themselves. Now, I will have to say this is by far one of my favorite foods ever from Italy. Its so good just as is. YUM! Anyway, growing up as a kid, for lunch my mother would make me marinated eggplant sandwiches. So at lunch time when I would sit at the lunch table at school--kids would always look at what each other had for lunch. I remember one kid looked at my eggplant sandwich and said, "ewwww...what are you eating...??? They look like worms..!!" I remember being completed humilated and not knowing how to answer back...because what was I going to do explain to him that these were marinated eggplants cut finely and put in unbelievable fresh pressed olive oil. I mean I'm like 7 years old with this knowledge of gourmet food while my friends are eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I always felt like a little bit of an outcast when it came to stuff like that...but now I look back and think its totally hysterical. A flashback Italian-American version of Seinfeld. Just hysterical.
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