Ratatouille - what is it and what does it mean?
Ratatouille - is the original low fat food!
Ratatouille is a traditional French Provençal stewed vegetable dish, originating in Nice. Served either hot or cold, the full name of the dish is ratatouille niçoise.
The word Ratatouille actually comes from the french term "touiller," which means to toss food.
Ratatouille originated in the area around present day Nice. It was originally a meal made by poor farmer's, and was prepared in the summer with fresh summer vegetables.
The original and simplest form of Ratatouille used only courgettes (zucchini), tomatoes, green and red peppers (bell peppers), onions, and garlic. - today it is generaly served as a side dish to larger meals, although it can make a substantial main meal in itself.
Today aubergine (eggplant) is usually added to the list of ingredients.
There are numerous version of of this amazing dish, and I'll show you some simple ratatouille recipes from the best of the worlds versions of it to try at home.