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!
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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