If you’ve ever been pregnant, you know just how uncomfortable the last few weeks can be. Many moms try drinking castor oil or taking herbal supplements to induce labor, but this Italian restaurant in Georgia has a much tastier solution — eggplant parmesan!
It sounds crazy, but this is one old wives’ tale that really seems to work. In the 25 years that Scalini’s Italian Restaurant has been open, over 300 women have gone into labor within 48 hours of eating the dish. The legendary “eggplant babies” are celebrated with pictures that adorn the restaurant’s interior and website.
Today, women in their third trimester of pregnancy come from all over to eat Scalini’s famous eggplant parmesan. Others opt to make the recipe at home.
Owner of Scalini’s, John Bogino, said, “Two or three years after we began, a few people had just mentioned to us they came in when they were pregnant, and ate this eggplant and had a baby a short time after that. One person told another, and it just grew by itself by leaps and bounds.”
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