favourite aubergine recipe, became even better. The recipe calls for espelette pepper, but since we couldn't find it here we used regular black pepper. On his last trip to France my husband found this special Bask pepper in a supermarket over there. Not cheap though. But it sure added something extra. The taste lies somewhere between paprika and chili, I think. You really should try this vegetable dish! Black pepper is also pretty ok, when you happen to have no espelette in your kitchen.