Baba Baba Baba GANOUSH

Made some. Et it. Loved it.

Yes, I made some baba ganoush before and did NOT like it, but ain’t a lady allowed to change her mind? (Hint: The answer is yes.)

babaganAnywho, I got some fresh eggplant from the farmers’ market, which may have been the difference between this time and the other, disappointing time. I roasted the eggplant, cut it open and scraped out its guts (HAPPY HALLOWEEN E’EN, EVERYBODY!), added some peeled and chopped tomatoes, garlic olive oil, sesame oil, (you can see the oils glistening in the light of my powerful flash — FOOF), lemon juice, and salt and pepper, and ate up every scrip and scrap.

I was very happy to enjoy it, since I love the name. How can you not love something called baba ganoush?

I’m especially happy to like it because I love Josh Woodward‘s song, Baba Ganoush, which I used for the 30-second book trailer I did for my short story collection, LONNIE, ME AND THE HOUND OF HELL.

Delicious song! Delicious dish!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about a food-related song. 100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall does NOT count.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Baba Baba Baba GANOUSH

  1. Sarah Glenn

    November 4, 2013 at 6:56pm

    I like Baba Ganoush if it’s made fresh. Warning: you may need those little green gas pills later.

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      Marian Allen

      November 5, 2013 at 10:09am

      No, I had no digestive problems. One of the benefits of being raised on White Castles, I suppose. 😀

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  2. Kailash Chandra

    January 16, 2015 at 12:05am

    Hey Marian, no matter whether you pass or fail on first time in cooking, the secret lies in practice.. 🙂 I wish your next baba ganoush cooks delicious.. 🙂

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      Marian Allen

      January 16, 2015 at 7:17am

      Thanks, Kailash! Love your site — thanks for the link to the ink. I have no tattoos and would never get one, but I love to look at the designs. That big dragon is AWESOME, and the tiny designs are the sort I can at least imagine my getting. 🙂

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