P&Q: Eggplant “Tartine” with Tomatoes, Olives, and Cucumbers

Problems and Questions? Questions & Problems? Let’s share them here as we make this week’s recipe.  Happy Labor Day, America, and Happy Work Week to the rest of the world.

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10 Responses to “P&Q: Eggplant “Tartine” with Tomatoes, Olives, and Cucumbers”

  1. mardi@eatlivetravelwrite September 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM #

    Actually it’s LaboUr Day in Canada too ;)

    I am having a very hard time with this one. I can’t quite picture what it’s supposed to look like. I’m visual so it makes it hard to put together. I don’t get the addition of cucumber either. :(

  2. anderlani1 September 3, 2012 at 11:44 AM #

    Best I can tell, it’s just a slice of eggplant with stuff dumped on it. Well, with an expert food stylist like myself, I’m pretty sure that’s how it’s going to come out. Am I the only one who was disappointed to see that there was no bread involved? Are you supposed to eat this with your hands? That doesn’t seem right.

    • mardi@eatlivetravelwrite September 3, 2012 at 1:46 PM #

      I think you are meant to eat it with a knife and fork à la Française…. ;)

    • Cher September 5, 2012 at 6:32 AM #

      I have a feeling the “dump” method will happen here too… FInger crossed, it’s on deck for tonight.

  3. onewetfoot September 3, 2012 at 2:53 PM #

    Yes – the alternate spelling is all that divides us from Americans this weekend!

    I treated the cucumber as a garnish, really, making thin slices with a vegetable peeler à la the tagliatelle from last week. The salad was piled on the roasted eggplant as elegantly as I could manage (i.e., not so much) and then I draped the cucumber ribbons on top.

  4. tsimmisthyme September 3, 2012 at 4:51 PM #

    What happened to Beatrix’s Red Kuri Soup? That’s what I wrote down we were doing. Surely I didn’t make that up but I don’t see any discussion about a change either.

  5. acookingmizer September 3, 2012 at 7:24 PM #

    I suggested that it was a bit too early for kuri soup since I’m not entirely sure about the states, but here in england, we are getting quite the heat wave and it is still very much summer and no squash are around in the markets yet. not to mention red kuri squash would be something easier to come by for all of us in oct or nov rather than early sept. so we took that into account and someone made the change to the eggplant tartine dish. the mods decided to put the red kuri soup on the schedule later this year.

    • Candy September 3, 2012 at 8:04 PM #

      I haven’t yet seen any Red Kuri squash in the stores yet. It is wonderful (just sayin’), so it will be better when people are able to pick it up. But I do remember it being in the list at some point.

      I’m part-way through making the eggplant, hope it will be yummy!

  6. mardi@eatlivetravelwrite September 3, 2012 at 8:51 PM #

    Ok so I made the eggplant, all the components of it (well, minus a few ingredients, I had to go rogue a bit this week since I have been so good the past few weeks!). I had all the bits there, ready to assemble and it still didn’t look right. So I completely changed the dish up. I am sure Dorie would not approve ;) I still wish there was a picture of this, I still can’t get my head around it!

    PS: I have never even heard of red kuri squash….

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