It has been about six years since I first saw the Pixar film for the first time.
Back then I really didn’t cook or bake anything beyond the occasional batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies (or sometimes peanut butter chocolate chip). Despite my lack of cooking-enthusiasm, the multi-coloured dish that loans its name to the title interested me. It was so intricate–and delicious, if the movie is to be believed. I did not even know what the ingredients were, but I knew I wanted to try it sometime.
I finally got around to looking up the recipe! Ratatouille is basically a big dish full of roasted vegetables covered in a little tomato sauce and herbs. Sounds easy, right? No, not really. Sounds kind of boring and tasteless, right? No, not really!
So many vegetables. So much cutting. (No, I do not own a mandolin slicer. This is probably the only reason why I still possess all 10 fingertips, so I do not think this fact will be changing any time soon.)
But the roasted tomato-garlic sauce is the best tomato sauce I have ever eaten. I wanted to eat it by itself! And I do not typically like tomato-based sauces, so this is saying a lot.