Ask a mildly well-informed epicure, edition #1

I got some fan mail this week.

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Courtesy gardening.sheknows.com

By “fan mail,” I mean the following query:

Dear Kosher Epicurean,

My wife won’t eat eggplant, the national vegetable of Israel! What can I do to trick her into liking it? 
 
Chatziliciously yours,
Starving in the Holy Land