Since the movie about an adventurous little rat with mad cooking skills came out in 2007, I think few people can read the word RATATOUILLE without immediately imagining the bold rodent that starred in the film with the same title.
In actual fact, ratatouille is a vegetable stew that originated in Nice, France. The Provencal region of France is know for an abundance of fruit and vegetables, bursting with colour and flavour. It’s a sunny, warm region and we love that this
gorgeous dish is a result of the produce cultivated there.
Ratatouille, pronounced ra-ta-too-wee, is often served as an accompaniment or side dish, but works well as a filling for omelettes, or mixed with pasta to be served as a main dish. Depending on how you’re serving the ratatouille, the size of the vegetables can be adjusted. In essence, it’s a tomato based dish with the addition of other vegetables. Popular vegetables used in the the preparation of ratatouille include aubergine, courgette and peppers, but it’s not limited to only these. The addition of fresh garlic and herbs livens the dish up and contribute to the lovely flavour of the final dish.
Ratatouille, although a spring/summer dish in France, makes the perfect comfort dish on chilly days too!
Remy the culinary rat: Born for Geekdom, 2011, Remy – Ratatouille, viewd on 19 May 2014, from http://www.bornforgeekdom.com/2011/08/ratatouilles-ratatouille.html