I was happy to see one of my faves in the "Challenge." Dispel the myths, share your tips, i.e. Salted or unsalted? Peeled or unpeeled? Choosing your eggplant: Do you go by weight, male or female (myth or truth) re bitterness/seeds, etc.? Storing? Checking for ripeness - do you apply thumb pressure, or otherwise? Favorite eggplant dishes?