Sunday, July 08, 2007

2 Simultaneous Homemade Ratatouille Experiences

My wife and I had just finished shopping and making our own homemade Ratatoille, and imagine my excitement when I opened my e-mail and saw that friends (a thousand miles away)Anthony and Allision had taken the Ratatouille challenge to heart and made their own Ratatouille...and even sent pictures!

Allison writes...
Ok. So we had ratatouille for dinner tonight. I used the ingredients from a recipe in one of my cookbooks (very similar to yours) but made it differently in an attempt to make it as close as possible to what they had in the movie. First of all, it would be a miracle to find eggplant, zucchini, tomato, onion, & bell pepper with the same circumference. Second, if you were able to do such a thing, ratatouille by definition is a stew. So, it is next to impossible to keep everything in nice slices. All that being said, I thinly sliced all of the vegetable that we got in very similar circumferences, did a layer of each vegetable in my dutch oven, and cooked it on a low setting for about 40 minutes. Then, I cut a wedge shaped slice out for plating. I have attached pictures of our adventure. The first is the ingredients we purchased at our local farmers market (also, the basil & thyme came from my own window box). Second is the vegetables sliced up. Next we have the ratatouille plated on our lovely china. And finally what it actually looked like on our plates.

I hope we did you proud. The meal was wonderful and we have read that the leftovers will be even better.


Here are Allison's pictures...beautiful presentation and the vegetables look delicious!




Kim and I also enjoyed our experience making Ratatouille and also enjoyed the taste. Here are some of the many pictures we took in the process.


If you are so inclined to try your own go at Ratatouille, let me know...and of course, pictures are fun!

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9 comments:

AK said...

Did you guys have mushrooms in yours? We thought that would be good, but thought it too late. We had leftovers for lunch today and they were great!

RC said...

ak, we did not put mushrooms in ours, although i sauteed some for a side. It was hard to know what would go with ratatouille. but yes, i agree...mushrooms might taste good in it (although I'm sure you'd have to be careful about which stage you added them).

RWA said...

That looks delicious. Let me know next time you're cooking some!

Paula said...

Mmmmmm, yummy!!!

A japanese eggplant would have a smaller circumference. Just sayin'.

mae said...

This was pretty funny and I am sorry to say, RC, but AK's looked much nice than yours...I did like the final picture of the empty bowl!

Grete said...

Mmm... It does all look good. The challenge you posed seems fun - it's too bad I'm not a great cook! Maybe I'll encourage Jon to consider trying it... :)

AK said...

Grete - Don't be discouraged! All you do is cut up a bunch of vegetables and throw them in a pot! I believe in you!

Jon said...

I Think Grete should try it, too!!

Geosomin said...

OH...I did the same! Never thought to take picture tho :)

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