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RATATOUILLE is a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds: Ratatouille the (animated) movie is about a country-rodant, as in RAT, with a fine, furry nose for food, and a slacker “garbage boy” who become alter-ego, so to write, chefs in a gastronomique Parisian restauant. (A recipe for Ratatouille can be found below.)

Ratatouille, the animated movie (2007) is nominated for 5 Academy Awards (2008):
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Michael Giacchino
Best Achievement in Sound
Randy Thom
Michael Semanick
Doc Kane

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Randy Thom
Michael Silvers

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Brad Bird

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Brad Bird

The LasVegasBuffetClub says: “BEST ANIMATED MOVIE SINCE CARS”.

Click the following link for IMDb information for the Ratatouille movie.
Ratatouille – movie information on IMDb

RATATOUILLE, the recipe…
This is an old French recipe for Ratatouille (basically a medley of cooked veggies,) from:
Larousse Gastronomique by Prosper Montagne (Prefaces by Auguste Escoffier and Phileas Gilbert) – c. 1961 by Crown Publishers.

Peel and slice 6 aubergines [eggplant] and 6 Italian marrows (courgettes,) [zucchini] sprinkle with salt and leave covered with a weighted plate for 1 hour.
Slice 2 large onions. Skin, remove pips and cut up 8 tomatoes. Slice 2 peppers [green bell] very thinly, removing core and seeds. Chop 3 garlic cloves.
Heat 1 cup olive oil in a heavy pan, fry onion until slightly colored, add the garlic. Cook for 5 minutes, then add aubergines, courgettes, peppers and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, add a bouquet garni [bundle of herbs: thyme, bay leaves, and sage, tied with a string] and cook, covered for an hour. This dish may be served hot or cold.

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