- Do use this as a learning time and let the kids help shop for, select and prepare the vegetables. Let them smell and sample the herbs. The time together is food for the soul!
FUN Notes from suite101.com
Have your kids seen the Disney Pixar film Ratatouille? Take this opportunity to create a simple dish (and maybe even get kids to eat some vegetables!)
Ratatouille is a French dish. The name is comprised of two components:
"rata" is slang from the French Army meaning "chunky stew"
touiller, "to stir"
Thus, the meaning of the word is a chunky stew that is stirred.
What is ratatouille?
Think of ratatouille as is more of a concept dish than a specific recipe. Similar to American "stew", it can take on a number of forms and is open to interpretation and experimentation. Let your tastes and preferences inspire you to create your own signature version of ratatouille!
The basic components that define the ratatouille are:
tomatoes (the main ingredient)
These ingredients are traditionally sauteed in olive oil and can be served over rice, pasta or potatoes, preferably with a crusty French bread and a salad.