OMGoodness, do you have the Cooking Channel? I've found two new favorite shows -- Spice Goddess and Indian Food Made Easy.
Did you know that I love Indian food? If I had to eat just one type of food for the rest of my life, I would choose Indian food without hesitation.
Next I would choose any kind of Middle Eastern food. I grew up with a good number of Middle Eastern friends, and I miss eating their home cooked food. Boo. The only ethnic food hookup I have right now are my three Filipino homies at work. I tell them all the time to bring me food, and they do. Tip: People like people who like their food.
And I really like eggplants. But if you want to sound like a snob or (and?) European, you call them aubergines.