Provided by: Chef Rebecca Charles
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Rub 3 of the eggplants with a little oil, and roast in the oven until soft, about 45 minutes. Let cool, and chop roughly.
Quarter the three remaining eggplants lengthwise, and slice 1/2-inch thick. Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil in a large sauté pan, add the onions, and sauté over medium heat until translucent. Add the garlic and sauté for another 2 minutes. Add the raw eggplant and tomatoes and salt lightly. Cook for 2 minutes. Pour in wine, vinegar, and sugar. Cook down for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add roasted eggplant, and cook for another 5 minutes. Fold in olives, chopped basil, and remaining oil. Season with salt and pepper, and set aside to cool.(Published 2002)