It is funny how many middle eastern foods are in eastern European dishes. Yes, it is called baba ganoush as well. To add a little something extra, I buy eggplant when we are planning a barbecue, pierce and put on the grill. Then toss in the fridge for another day, and make this dish. In the same vein, my husband makes harissa, and when we visited SLovenia right after the iron curtain fell, we found a version of it served with most meat dishes. My brain isn't quite functioning correctly (what else is new) but there's a dish that is layers of philo dough with meat or cheese, a finger food. You get a slice of it. We had it in Slovenia, and the same year a freind went to Turkey and ate the same dish.