I have been wanting to make Dolma for a while now, it is an Eastern European way of hollowing and stuffing vegetables which have the typical appearance of looking rolled. Most cooks will stuff their chosen vegetable with cheese and meat, or cheese and fish. I decided to stuff mine with Orzo, a rice shaped pasta, sweet peppers, chili peppers, tomatoes, garlic and onions. Why not just use rice instead? Orzo has the most delicious flavor, that even the finest risotto rice cannot duplicate. I use this a lot in my pasta dishes and soups. Be sure to try it some time!
My father used to make Eggplant Parmesan for the family when I was younger, and of course as a child I hated the look of the eggplant once I bit into it, but the taste was unforgettable. There are a few varieties of the eggplant, and here in the UK it is called the aubergine. Aubergines are a little bit shorter in stature compared to the eggplant of Philadelphia, but the flavor is a little bit stronger. So it all works out.