Ratatouille

Ratatouille

What is Ratatouille?

Ratatouille is a well-known vegetable stew hailing from Provence, a region in France famous for the bounty of its produce. It’s no surprise then that this stew is a celebration of hard-working farmers and the fruits of their labor. It’s common to find eggplant, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, zucchini, garlic, and herbs all cooked slowly in olive oil in this hearty and comforting staple. The ingredients may vary from recipe to recipe, but these are the essentials.

Ratatouille Shopping Tips

Ingredients like olive oil, shallots, mustard, cream, stock, and butter will help bring French flavors to your cooking.

Ratatouille Cooking How-Tos

French cuisine is renowned for slow-cooked sauces, however a quick pan sauce will do just as well; after sautéing a piece of meat or fish, remove it from the pan, deglaze with brandy or wine, finish with a touch of butter or cream and voilà!

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Delicious vegetable side dish
My adaptation on Ratatouille has a strong Greek influence and works more as a stew or soup. It is made entirely on the stove top and creates a hearty main dish which only gets better the following day. I make this on a regular basis and it is probably my most commonly requested dish.