Friday, February 12, 2010
I just found out that eggplant has nicotine in it. What the fuck. I seriously fiend for eggplant dishes on the regular, and get them in some format at least once (and often twice) a week. I had a baba ghanoush sandwich today, and a co-worker had to run her mouth about its nicotine content, with the intention of instilling the sentiment of the eggplant as my enemy. There was an episode of the Simpsons where a hybrid crop of tobacco and tomato was accidentally created (dubbed “Tomacco”), which is a hilarious concept, except for the fact that it’s predated entirely by the eggplant which harbors tobacco’s main active ingredient. Tomatoes, Potatoes, and Chiles, which are all categorized as nightshades, also contain nicotine alkaloids. So feel free to never, ever eat them again, and spend countless hours substituting other vegetables in to replicate the recipes that you love. Or, maybe, open a non-nightshade restaurant for all the other dietary cultists, who are also repulsed by trace elements of nicotine in their food. I mean, grrrrroooosss, right?
David Grusin - Condor
King Louie & Baloo - I Wanna Be Like You