Enter the grape leaf, yogurt, and herb pie:
|This cookbook is a fountainhead of excellent culinary adventures.|
While that was in the oven (375 degrees, 40 minutes), I made burnt eggplant with tahini--a side dish suggested by the cookbook. This one called for some unusual ingredients, such as pomegranate molasses and pomegranate seeds. It also called for an unusual cooking technique: burning the eggplant directly on a stove burner:
|What a mess! That's a bottle of pomegranate molasses standing by next to the burner.|
Here's the finished recipe of burnt eggplant with tahini, decorated with pomegranate seeds and being scooped up by Joe Rubin, with a piece of pita at the ready in his other hand.
|Here's how the grape leaf pie looked after its trip through the oven and after we'd helped ourselves to a couple of servings.|