This is one of my favorite combinations - and two foods a lot of people hate.
You must have felt awful, mcgee, but at least you/he truly tried. Ex-DBF always says he hates eggplant, but not only does he love my "rigatoni ala ratatouille" --with chunks of eggplant-- he also eats an eggplant and tofu dish we get at a neighborhood Japanese place. I've yet to get a good explanation from him beyond, "And the name is gross." I told from there on out it was "aubergine" for me!
Happiness is not a goal, it is a byproduct. - Eleanor Roosevelt