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Ratatouille

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Alternative names  Ratatouille
Region or state  Provence
Place of origin  France
Type  Stew
Variations  Confit byaldi
Variation  Confit byaldi
Ratatouille Disney39s Ratatouille Recipe Allrecipescom
Main ingredients  Vegetables, (tomatoes, onions, zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers), garlic, marjoram, basil
Similar  Zucchini, Eggplant, Caponata, Bouillabaisse, Ragout

Pixar style ratatouille


Ratatouille (/ˌrætəˈt/ rat-ə-TOO-ee; [ʁatatuj]) is a French Provençal stewed vegetable dish, originating in Nice, and sometimes referred to as ratatouille niçoise.

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Ratatouille casserole bruno albouze the real deal


Origins

The word ratatouille derives from the Occitan ratatolha and is related to the French ratouiller and tatouiller, expressive forms of the verb touiller, meaning "to stir up". From the late 18th century, in French, it merely indicated a coarse stew. The modern ratatouille - tomatoes as a foundation for sautéed garlic, onions, zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, marjoram, fennel and basil, or bay leaf and thyme, or a mix of green herbs like herbes de Provence - does not appear in print until c. 1930.

Preparation

Felicity Cloake notes that, considering ratatouille's recent pedigree, there exists a great variety of methods of preparation for the dish. The Larousse Gastronomique claims "according to the purists, the different vegetables should be cooked separately, then combined and cooked slowly together until they attain a smooth, creamy consistency", so that (according to the chair of the Larousse's committee Joël Robuchon) "each [vegetable] will taste truly of itself."

In popular culture

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In Pixar's 2007 animated film Ratatouille, Remy, Linguini, and Colette cook a variation of ratatouille (actually Michel Guérard's confit byaldi) to impress a restaurant critic.

Related dishes


As well as confit byaldi, related dishes exist in many Mediterranean cuisines: pisto (Castilian-Manchego, Spain), samfaina (Catalan), tombet (Majorcan), caponata and ciambotta (Sicily, Italy), briám and tourloú (Greek), şakşuka and türlü (Turkish), lecsó (Hungarian).

References

Ratatouille Wikipedia


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