Lunchtime at the Eggplant Farm
A type of eggplant called mizunasu has traditionally been grown and enjoyed in western Japan. In this episode, we visit a family-run mizunasu farm in Osaka Prefecture that also makes pickles. The farmers explain that the water and soil of the area they farm on is just perfect for growing mizunasu, but since the eggplants lose freshness quickly, everything they do—from harvesting, sorting, pickling, to shipping—must be done swiftly. And that's why their lunch is always simple but yummy mizunasu dishes!