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If you ever go to Provence in the South of France, you will have the opportunity to try the renowned Ratatouille, also called “Ratatouille Niçoise” as it originally comes from Nice.
This famous mediterranean vegetable dish is not only gorgeous but also very healthy as it contains colourful vegetables and herbs such as tomatoes, courgettes (zucchini), aubergines (eggplant), bell peppers, olive oil, garlic, onions, bay leaf and thyme, which together provides an amazing cocktail of vitamines C, B1, B6, K, potassium, magnesium and a great source of antioxidants.
Its literally like having summer in your plate! ☀️
The word Ratatouille comes from the french “ratouiller” and “tatouiller” which means stir-up / stew. This first coarse vegetable stew appeared in the late 18th Century, which would have been quite different to the modern version of it.
There are many ways of preparing Ratatouille, with purist claiming that each vegetable should be cooked separately initially and then combined and cooked very slowly, until reaching a creamy texture.
Wether eaten on its own or with fish or meat, Ratatouille is absolutely delicious! And the best thing is that you won’t even have to travel to the South of France to try it as we serve it in Rouge 🌞
🍷Wine Suggestion: with Ratatouille, you need a strong wine and ideally fruity. So it will pair perfectly with a Red Côte du Rhône as well as a Syrah or Grenache from Languedoc.