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  • Eggplant caviar. Gross!!

    June 25, 2007

  • A dip made from creamed eggplant, garlic, lemon and tahini. Variations are found throughout the Middle East and Balkans.

    Note alternative spellings: baba ganoush, baba ghanoush, babaganouj, babaganouge, probably others.

    Ghanoush looks simply incorrect as English renderings 'g' (ga) and 'gh' (ghoin) are different letters in Arabic and babaganoush is written with the former.

    November 9, 2007

  • Yum. I love this stuff. It sounds very much like a name, though. I imagine Baba Ganoush as a voluptuous odalisque or favoured concubine, like the ones in Byron's Don Juan.

    November 9, 2007

  • Indeed yarb. Baba Jagad is a kind of mediaeval-Rambo-cum-Voldemort who often appears Russian folk tales. And I guess there's Ali Baba to spin us a few more fantasies.

    November 21, 2007

  • *sings*

    Ba-ba-ganoush, have you any wool....

    February 2, 2011