Whether grilled, sautéed or deep fried, eggplant is praised for its versatility. Some cooks prefer to braise it to infuse a wide range of ingredients.

ThisWeek staffers answer the question: Would you try braised eggplant?

Sarah Sole: I would.

Lee Cochran: No, I'm not a fan of eggplant.

Dennis Laycock: Why not? How bad could it be? Eggplant is basically flavorless.

Scott Hummel: I think I would like eggplant however it's cooked. Braised eggplant might just be the next big thing.

Andrew King: Sure. I imagine it would taste like eggplant.

Lisa Proctor: I would try it.

Abby Armbruster: Possibly. I like eggplant, but I'd rather have it roasted and used as a side dish to pasta.

Nate Ellis: Probably. Eggplant is usually reliable.

Neil Thompson: Yes. Eggplant dishes often are underrated and underappreciated.