I don't think he eats tomatoes, peppers or aubergines ? I put some olive oil in my gazpacho but only about a tablespoon. Didn't put it in the list of ingredients because not everyone likes, olive oil. I buy the virgin olive oil..the greeny one. I wonder what Dirk does, eat....ie likes and dislikes over and above the macrobitic diet. I eat all sorts f fresh fruit, too..rather than just, having what grows locally as suggested in the macrobiotic diet..way of life..you know ! I wish that Dirk would do a book or put some recipes in his next book.