FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER -- Ratatouille
A couple of years ago I was invited to lunch at the home of a new friend. Maureen grew up knowing my friend Paula, and shares with me a love of all things French. Paula thought we would be a good fit and introduced us. Discussing food that day while dining on our French-inspired meal, Maureen made mention of her son-in-law's deceased uncle who was a "foodie" and had lived in the south of France. It didn't take me long to connect the dots. The uncle was Richard Olney. After reading a tribute to Olney by Alice Waters after his death in the early 90's, I realized what a strong contributor he had been in the culinary world through his writings, cookbooks and mentoring to many, including Alice Waters. Since my discovery that day over lunch, I have received several cookbooks by Olney from his nephew. Today's recipe for ratatouille is from the book Lulu's Provencal Table by Richard Olney.
8/28/2008 12:06:39 pm
I like this different version of ratatouille a lot. I like to make a huge pot and have a bowl with a shaving of parmesan for dinner...just that! Thanks for sharing!
9/2/2008 01:33:06 pm
This version of ratatouille sounds really good. After the simmering for 2 hours, does the vegetables become a mushy texture?
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