eG Foodblog: Lior - Spend a week in sunny Ashkelon. in Food Traditions & Culture Posted February 25, 2008 Hi, Ilana--Apologies for my being so late to the party--my life got kind of overly hectic for several days in there. But now at least I'm all caught up with your blog (if not the rest of my life), and wow was that a great read and look-see. The series of eggplant dishes one after another had me swooning--I adore eggplant. And those okra, and the big fat bright red peppers, and just everything ... yep. Just glorious stuff. And I dig your enthusiasm too. Enthusiasm is cool.