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Fairy-Tale Eggplants -- No prep
Naturally more delicate and less fibrous, so there's no need to pre-salt. "They grill up great and roast quickly with none of the work or risk of rubberiness you get with the standard size," says Meinhardt.
Baby Artichokes -- No choke
You can saute and eat these flower buds with a knife and fork, tender leaves and all. "Being picked young keeps them from developing the hairy, tough, and sharp parts that are usually inedible in the adults."
Baby Bananas -- No mush
At this perfect serving size, it's easy to eat the whole bunch before they get too ripe.
Kiwi Berries -- No fuzz
Juicy little balls of sweet-tartness you can pop in your mouth like grapes. "I'm always turning customers on to them as a new snack food," says Meinhardt.