I never had a great love for eggplant, but after becoming vegan a year ago I just can't stand it. I don't know what it is about eggplant, but I absolutely won't eat it. I've passed up fabulous veggie dishes at my favorite restaurant just because its there. It's not the texture, because I won't eat babaganoush, either; and it's certainly not the color because hey, purple's great. What are you absolute favorite knock-your-socks-off eggplant recipes? There are so many recipes that I could look for myself, because eggplant's just so popular, but I wouldn't even know where to start. I couldn't decide for myself, but if someone said HEY MAKE THIS I probably would.