A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 15, 2016
“Why did the baby ganoush grow up big and strong?"/"It had good auber-genes.”

Eggplant is also called aubergine, and there’s a joke:

Q: Why did the baby ganoush grow up big and strong?
A: It had good auber-genes.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2011.


Wikipedia: Eggplant
Eggplant (Solanum melongena), or aubergine, is a species of nightshade grown for its edible fruit. Eggplant is the common name in North America and Australia, but British English uses aubergine.
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It may also be roasted in its skin until charred, so the pulp can be removed and blended with other ingredients, such as lemon, tahini, and garlic, as in the Arab baba ghanoush and the similar Greek melitzanosalata.

Secret Seed Society
Top 100 veggie jokes of all time
April 27, 2011
Here’s a growing collection of the top 100 veggie jokes of all time…
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COMMENTS
Cosi on May 10, 2011 at 7:32 pm said:
why did the baba ganoush grow up big and strong? it had good auber-genes

Twitter
Kathy McKeever
‏@kathymckeever
@KBrads091
why did the baby ganoush grow up big and strong? it had good auber-genes #hittinghome #addisons #lols
5:03 PM - 8 Feb 2013

Twiter
EastLondonFoodAccess
‏@ELFA_Ltd
#fruit&vegjokes
Why did the baba ganoush grow up big and strong?
It had good auber-genes!
2:10 AM - 7 Aug 2014

Twitter
Forest Gnome Buck
‏@TPD_Buck
@TPD_Tailsin ((eggplant is good for your auber-genes))
11:52 PM - 13 Aug 2015

Instagram
September 28, 2016
joel_nutrifixWhy did the baba ganoush grow up big and strong...? ...It had good auber-genes 🙈

Twitter
AUBERGINE!  🍆
‏@JOHTOSCHAMP
when someone asks me why i love the concept of an eggplant i just tell them one thing
“its in my auber-genes”
11:17 PM - 15 Oct 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, October 15, 2016 • Permalink