Ratatouille with Fresh, Clean, Well-Seasoned Perspective

Dear Foodies & Friends,

I fell in love with Disney Pixar’s film Ratatouille the first time I saw it. It was quaint, and artistic; a passionate celebration of food and France. I was one of those little kids who had imaginary friends and tea parties. Silly I know, but it gave me comfort. In my mind, that’s exactly how I saw Gusteau- a comfortable looking version of Casper the Friendly Ghost, complete with his starched white chef’s hat. I imagined him popping up beside me, rotund like Humpty Dumpty, providing little tidbits of advice and comfort. I’d present my dish to a raptured group of diners and like a play, the curtains would close to the sound of a thundering applause.

Well, none of that theatre and flourish ever happened, but I did finally make Remy’s recipe. It still transported me to dreamland, and made me truly appreciate the essence of the film. Even the most humble of foods can be a masterpiece. As Chef Auguste Gusteau said, “Good food is like music you can taste, color you can smell. There is excellence all around you. You need only to be aware to stop and savor it. With those happy thoughts, here’s my recipe for the perfect Ratatouille. Just like in the movie.

Ratatouille

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

FOR THE BASE:

  1. 3 Bellpeppers (red & yellow)
  2. Rosemary Sprigs
  3. Basil Leaves
  4. 2 Leaves
  5. Pepper to taste
  6. 2 Cloves of garlic
  7. 1 Onion
  8. Fennel seeds

FOR THE VEGGIES:

  1. 1 Eggplant
  2. 1 Yellow zucchini
  3. 1 Green zucchini
  4. 4 or 5 Tomatoes

Directions

Ratatouille

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. I loved that movie! 😀

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  2. Well presented, attractive dish… nice photography! Lovely blog, and thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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    1. Little Chef says:

      Thank you so much it means a lot! 😀

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      1. You’re very welcome. 🙂

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  3. Looks fabulous. I love how you write. Lovely posts.

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  4. Little Chef says:

    Thank you! I appreciate the support 🙂
    I love travelling and learning new things about places so I really liked the concept of your blog. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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  5. I watched that DVD until it started to skip. Great “perspective!!” It really is a work of art, love and gourmet at its finest! Thx for the perfect reminder. M-M-M-M-M-M-M!!

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    1. Little Chef says:

      I did the same! 😀 I’m so glad you could connect to it. Thank you for stopping by the blog!

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  6. Sumith says:

    Beautifully presented.

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    1. Little Chef says:

      Thank you very much! 🙂

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  7. Too cute! And fairplay to you for recreating the recipe from the animation! I grew up with ratatouille, a classic at our Breton table every, summer 🙂

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    1. Little Chef says:

      Oh wow! :O I’m so envious, visiting France has been on my bucket list since forever! I’m so glad you liked my recipe, it means a lot. 🙂

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      1. I mean it… Living in Ireland for the last 23 years… 🙂

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  8. First time I saw this recipe in a real life. 😂 So nice recipe. 😃

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    1. Little Chef says:

      I was so excited after I made it! Took so many pictures we almost forgot to eat. 😛
      I’m glad you liked the recipe. Do give it a try sometime.

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      1. Of course I’ll try it. 😃 Thanks for sharing.😀

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  9. It’s one of my favorite movies😊😊what a beautiful dish! Thanks for visiting Untraveled Routes. Cheers, Charu

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