Growing up in rural North Florida in the 1980s no one we knew ate curry and vegetables always had meat, or meat byproduct (rendered pork fat, butter or stock), in them. So you could imagine my delight when I tried eggplant curry in San Francisco. I couldn't get over how warm/spicy it was and absolutely floored when I discovered it was also vegetarian. As soon as I made it home the tablet came out and I spent the whole night researching how to make this dish. Over the years I'