This was my very first time making (and eating) ratatouille, and I’m happy to tell you that it was a great success! Yes, what I have read on the net about this French dish was absolutely right. This is such a tasty, nutritious and hearty dish that you would want to recommend to someone.
To be honest, I was a little skeptical before trying this out, because it was just vegetables with simple seasonings only -- with no meat or no soup stock. Even after seeing olive oil and garlic in the recipe, I still thought, “Wouldn’t it be rather tasteless?? Maybe only vegan people love this.”
But oh, I was wrong – so very wrong – and I’m glad that I was. This is such a wonderful dish with all tasty flavors of summer vegetables condensed together! And yes, it is so good with French bread and white wine, and tastes great warm or cold, just like so many people mentioned on their websites.
My dinner today consisted of baked breaded horse mackerel (with cheese and herbs), ratatouille, a few slices of French bread and Riesling wine. How about that? I must tell you that I enjoyed the tasty veggies on the bread slices, and finally wiped the plate with a piece of bread. Yum!
BTW, I have been wanting to take a photo like this for a long time.
A close-up of cut vegetables... with nothing else, just vegetables. Nothing fancy, yet beautiful, refreshing and even healing (to me, at least). It's amazing how photogenic vegetables and fruits can be. I often think that they can be more photogenic than flowers.
Now this simple and tasty dish has become my true favorite. I wish I would be able to make ratatouille with veggies from my own vegetable garden someday. Oh, that would be so wonderful, don't you think?