Ok, maybe eggplant is normal for you, but it wasn't for me until this year. Now it's a household staple! Some people cannot have Eggplant, I just learned. There is a group of Veggies called "night shades" and for some that is not good for your health. Read more here at Mark's Daily Apple.
For the rest of us, Eat up!
Here are some Videos on YouTube that are very helpful, especially if you are new to eggplant like me.