It’s Remy’s dream to be a great French chef. The only problem: he’s a rat. Chefs have enough problems with sanitation; throw a rat into the mix and you’ll have customers running for their lives.
Lucky for Remy, he finds himself in the sewers of Paris, right beneath a restaurant made by Auguste Gusteau, his favorite culinary hero. He enters the restaurant, and at the same time, so does Linguini, a clumsy young man who starts off as a garbage man. With the help of Remy secretly tossing in some of his own ingredients, Linguini accidentally creates a soup that is an instant hit at the restaurant. As a result, Linguini’s career as a chef begins, and Remy is left with the responsibility of upholding the standards.
Throughout the story, Remy encounters a few obstacles: proving to his family his dream can come true, finding Linguini a girl, and impressing an infamously hard to please food critic named Anton Ego, also known as “The Grim Eater.” His next project is to create the finest Ratatouille in all of France, in attempts to please this intimidating critic, and gain acceptance from his disapproving family.
- 1 medium sized onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 medium or large eggplant, diced
- 1 can stewed tomatoes
- 2 medium zucchini diced into large chunks
- Add herbs as desired (try basil)
- Olive oil (enough to sauté onion/garlic)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Sauté the onion and garlic until tender. Add eggplant and tomatoes, bring to simmer. Simmer, covered for 15 minutes.
- Add zucchini. Simmer for 10-15 more minutes until vegetables are suitably soft.
- Remove from heat. Stir in the herbs, season to taste.
Cooking time: 30 minutes. – Servings: 4. – Back to Top