We went to a tapas bar in Tarifa and had one of those fun experiences where there's no English menu, and no staff who spoke it either. So we just puzzled a few things out and pointed to stuff and waited to see what we ended up with. We saw a plate of what looked like really fabulous french fries go by, so we inquired "Frites?" and were told "No, berenjenas!"

Well, sure. No idea, so we ordered them anyway. And it was lightly breaded fried eggplant, with sea salt and sugar cane syrup.

Oh my God, you guys. You are all getting sugar cane syrup for Christmas, and I am growing a ton of eggplant this summer.