I was so fortunate to experience these local treats in the South of France. We had amazing cheese spreads and honey in the mornings and freshly baked bread and croissants from the local boulangeries. We ate figs every day that we picked from an enormous fig tree in the backyard that were so sweet and delicious. Flo's father, Jacquie, made us his famous "egglant caviar", where he roasted whole eggplants on the bbq and then mashes them by hand into an amazing tapenade that we ate on the bread... I SO wish I could replicate it. The secret ingredient in it is harissa, which has a very unique and distinct flavour and we put it on and in everything!