[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Eggplants are controversial, perhaps nowhere more so than when sitting atop a slice of pie. Lovers of the eggplant find the velvety texture irresistible, especially when it comes with a crunchy coating. But those that loathe the aubergine can name no greater culinary transgression than a pizza tainted by the mushy nightshade. What camp are you in?

About the author: Meredith Smith is the Slice editor. You can follow her on Twitter: @mertsmith.


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