Eggplant. Never tried one? Me neither. My son gaped in horror as I placed one into our shopping cart Saturday. "What is that, and do we have to eat it?" Even the check-out clerks had no idea what it was. Are they really that rare? I had no idea. Monday's meal is chock-full of eggplant, and I'll let you know what I think. Take into consideration that the innocent little eggplant will be absolutely smothered in a creamy, cheesy sauce. It has a better chance of getting rave reviews that way.