The Aubergine is an exciting vegetable capable of being adapted to any dish and most tastes. Egg plant is the common name in Europe, U.S.A., Australia and Canada but “aubergine” is very English. In Asia it is known as a “brinjal” and it has other names in the middle east and Arab countries. It is suitable for salads, stir fries, curries, baked dishes and stewing. It can be hot and spicy or bland and comforting. It is not a necessity in any diet and can therefore be enjoyed as a luxury just for its taste and texture.