For Breakfast I Am Eating Members Of A Couple Of Families

For breakfast, I am having several members of a couple of families: Solanum melongena with Solanum lycopersicum, Allium stipatatum, Allium cepa, Allium sativum sautéed with the oil of the fruit Olea europaea and a pinch of sodium chloride. 

The word "eggplant" comes from the description of the white variety of the genus Solanum, specifically Solanum ovigerum (top left). What we commonly refer to as eggplant is Solanum melongena or Aubergine as it is commonly called in British. The eggplant is a member of the family of nightshades or Solanaceae which includes a variety of trees, shrubs and herbs, so diverse it includes some psychoactive and toxic plants such as daturas. Solanaceae includes eggplants, chili peppers, bell peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, daturas, petunias, brugmansias and mandrakes among 98 genera and over 2,700 species.

1 comment:

Bella Sinclair said...

Are these from your garden? Beautiful. I hear there is a way to differentiate between a male and female eggplant. The female has more seeds. I made spicy baba ganoush a couple of weeks ago. Yummy. Happy Saturday. Tsup!