A Cantele harvest tradition: Mamma’s eggplant parmigiana

eggplant parmigiana recipe best italyIt’s become something of a CanteleUSA tradition: Every year we post an image of the eggplant parmigiana that Mrs. Cantele makes for Gianni during post-harvest vinification when he’s literally on call 24/7.

As the saying goes, wine waits for no [hu]man. Gianni spends each night at the winery lovingly guarding over his fermenting grape must.

And every year, without missing a beat, Mrs. Cantele sends her now famous eggplant (above).

Here’s what Gianni had to say on his Facebook yesterday together with the photo…

Over the last few days, I’ve forgotten to post the photo of the eggplant parmigiana that my mother had waiting for me at the winery.

I love how she makes it and I just go crazy for it.

It really helps to raise my spirits when I’m tired and beat from the exhausting days of the harvest.

Mom, thank you for this dish and for the countless times I’ve forgotten to thank you!

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