Classic French Ratatouille Recipe

Feel like an artisan French chef when you follow the recipe for this classic vegetarian dish!



Summer 2014

  • In France, the eggplant did not have a good reputation at first; its sister in the Nightshade family, the tomato, gained favor more quickly. They have since been married in this famous dish.
    Photo Courtesy iStock/Tanya_F

Total Hands-On Time: 1 hr 30 min

Yield: Family-size portion

Ratatouille means “to toss food” in the local dialect of Provence, France. It has many local versions and the one here is the Bohemian version, traditionally used by the Gypsies. It is a truly traditional vegetarian dish.

LEARN HOW THE GYPSIES DISTRIBUTED THIS VEGETABLE ACROSS CONTINENTS IN THE TRAVELS OF THE EGGPLANT.


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