While not quite as divisive as cilantro, eggplant tends to be a love-it-or-hate-it vegetable. But those who love it know just how magic eggplant can be: It takes on any shape you want it to—grilled as rounds, creamy and melting as a dip, chopped and saucy in pasta—and whether you plan to put it in a curry, a casserole, or a pita, it'll turn out just right. Here's are 14 recipes to get you started:
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Are you pro-eggplant, or do you steer clear? What your favorite way to eat them?