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Is that a cauliflower that wants to be an aubergine?


#6e5160 color imageA colorful note:  eggplant colour is a brownish-purpled, named after the purple variety of eggplant (or aubergine as it is called in much of Europe).  Interestingly, eggplants come in a wide variety of colours; in China you’ll find violet ones,  in Thailand, small green ones.  The vegetable was given the name eggplant after being discovered by English explorers in Asia – the ones they found were small and white and looked like eggs!


aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 2 February 2016



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  1. I think it looked better in reality. Apparently, this variation came from Italy and/or South Africa. I’ve not seen it in Britain but maybe I don’t look hard enough when food shopping!


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