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ratatouille

Remember this guy?

You might be a tad bit obsessed with the movie (like me), but have you actually ever cooked ratatouille?

If not, you should! It’s a surprisingly tasty dish for being (gasp) just vegetables. But what better way to use your farmer’s market bounty than throw it all in a pot and pretend to be French?

Hopefully your eggplant looks a little better than my eggplant.

You know what makes ratatouille even better? A whole lot of crumbled goat cheese on top! No lie.

Have a lovely Friday, my friends!

And head over to the PBS blog for the recipe! (you know you want to)

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    Molly @ RDexposed
    August 12, 2011 at 4:35 am

    Nutrition majors had to take a foodservice class where we literally created and ran a restaurant. Our professor started our first day of class by using almost every clip of Ratatouille to provide examples of how to properly cook. She failed to mention to not let rodents near food.

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    Jessie
    August 12, 2011 at 4:47 am

    LOVE that movie! I will be trying Ratatouille! Eggplant is VERY abundant (along with the weeds) in my garden this year. Keep the eggplant recipes coming πŸ™‚

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    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes
    August 12, 2011 at 4:48 am

    THe first time I made ratatouille…it failed. Haha I am going to follow your recipe and hope for better results. The pictures look amazing! Even the mouse one! aww I soo love that movie πŸ™‚

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    Cait's Plate
    August 12, 2011 at 4:51 am

    One of my favorite movies…one of my favorite dishes. My mom was making a big batch this weekend to have for the week. I really need to do the same.

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    Natasha (OveLoves)
    August 12, 2011 at 4:51 am

    I adore Ratatouille but you’re absolutely right, I have never actually eaten eat, let alone cooked it. I am convinced that I will never be able to cook it as well as Remy!

    OveLoves

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    Hayley @ Hayley Daily
    August 12, 2011 at 4:58 am

    That looks so great and fresh! Sometimes you can’t beat a big plate of yummy veggies.

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    Sarah@The Flying ONION
    August 12, 2011 at 5:00 am

    I am in love with this simple dish! It’s one of my go-to meals, and it’s such a great way to use up all of that zucchini and summer squash that abounds throughout the end of summer. Love it! πŸ˜€

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    August 12, 2011 at 5:02 am

    Jenna the colors in this post are just POPPING off the page! Holy vibrancy! I love it!

    And I am off to go check the recipe.

    Congrats, again, on your new PBS gig….that’s so fabulous!! πŸ™‚

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    Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance
    August 12, 2011 at 5:03 am

    I had always seen ratatouille on the Sims but didn’t even know what it was until I read this post haha.
    Looks great! I’m heading over to read it now πŸ™‚

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    August 12, 2011 at 5:04 am

    I love these photos!! I’m not really into French food, but since this dish is chock-full of veggies, I’m already a fan!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
    August 12, 2011 at 5:10 am

    i actually have all of the ingredients and i LOVE ratatouille! maybe i’ll watch the movie while making it… πŸ™‚

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    Ashton Keefe
    August 12, 2011 at 5:15 am

    Hey! One of my favorite things in the world … especially this time of year. Something that might be of use is cutting vegetables a bit smaller, so you get multiple vegetable tastes in your mouth at the same time and they really breakdown and become almost salsa-like. Just a thought!

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    Corey @ Learning Patience
    August 12, 2011 at 5:17 am

    Love ratatouille – so simple-easy and delicious…make it all the time!
    xoxo from Trinidad

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    Casey
    August 12, 2011 at 5:18 am

    That first picture makes me happy!

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    Katrina
    August 12, 2011 at 5:19 am

    I love ratatouille! It’s a great way to get in your daily veggies. I had never had it before the movie though. Funny how a little animated rat changed my life!

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    Jenn from Much to My Delight
    August 12, 2011 at 5:19 am

    Never seen Ratatouille, but I sure have made it! I love serving it over polenta and like you have been known to put my fair share (and everyone else’s) of goat cheese on top. Delish!

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    amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    August 12, 2011 at 5:22 am

    Ahh, this was such a cute movie πŸ˜‰ I’ve never had ratatouille before, but crumbled goat cheese, you say? Hmm, might not be a bad idea! Happy Friday to you too Jenna.

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    August 12, 2011 at 5:38 am

    Such a cute movie! One of my favs and I’m embarrassed to admit that I never knew what the dish actualy was until the movie!

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    Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    August 12, 2011 at 5:38 am

    There’s a guy in my cooking school class who looks EXACTLY like the dude from Ratatouille. I’ll never be able to watch the movie again without thinking of him! Growing up, my mom used to make ratatouille pretty frequently, but I have no idea why I’ve never tried it myself…

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    Khushboo
    August 12, 2011 at 5:41 am

    I can’t get enough of ratatouille- LOVE it!

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    Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove
    August 12, 2011 at 5:42 am

    I’ve never tried making Ratatouille which is weird since I eat mostly vegetables. Maybe I’ll try this weekend!

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    Baking N Books
    August 12, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Love the movie. My favorite.

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    Caroline @ chocolate and carrots
    August 12, 2011 at 6:01 am

    I love that movie and am loving all of the colors! So beautiful! πŸ™‚

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    Gena
    August 12, 2011 at 6:06 am

    I’m obsessed with the movie, and with the real thing. Lovely photos!

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    Ally @ A Girl in her Kitchen
    August 12, 2011 at 6:23 am

    LOVE ratatouille (both the rat and the dish) I made it a couple nights ago then I made another version dubbed chicken parmatouille that is a combination of chicken Parmesan and ratatouille (hubby’s concept). SO good!

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    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    August 12, 2011 at 6:28 am

    Love that movie. I haven’t made ratatouille, but I had a ratatouille eggplant lasagna at a restaurant and it was amazing.

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    Hilliary@HappilyEverHealthy
    August 12, 2011 at 6:34 am

    I love the movie Ratatouille! I really want to make ratatouille!

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    Kara
    August 12, 2011 at 6:40 am

    looooove ratatouille (the dish and the movie)! yay!

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    Stephanie Rose
    August 12, 2011 at 6:40 am

    get outta here! I just made this last night! I wish I used your recipe though.

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    Ruth
    August 12, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Great work Jenna – this looks fantastic!

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    Kat @ Big Apple Little Kitchen
    August 12, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I love love love ratatouille. It makes me feel so Parisian when I cook it!

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    Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather
    August 12, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Goat cheese always makes everything better!

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    Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter)
    August 12, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Mmmmm I have loved ratatouille far before the film.. I watched the movie when I was teaching in a 2nd grade, and it was so adorable, so now I like both! πŸ˜‰

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    Brenna
    August 12, 2011 at 7:58 am

    I love that movie, and I love ratatouille. My last meal before I left France, I ate at this cute little bistro, and there was a mouse running around ! I thought, “how clichΓ©”.

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    Samantha
    August 12, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Ratatouille both the food and the film are favorites in our house! I am excited to try this recipe ! Thanks so much =)

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    Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary)
    August 12, 2011 at 8:30 am

    I’m not really a fan of ‘cartoon kiddie movies’, but I have to admit… I loved that little mouse. That movie was so cute. So glad my MIL made us watch it.

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    Jocelyn
    August 12, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I loooove that movie πŸ˜€ Also love the looks of this dish..I just love goat cheese – last night I went out for dinner and had a roasted veggie sammie that was loaded with yummy goat cheese. Just perfect!

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    stephanie
    August 12, 2011 at 8:41 am

    i love the movie ratatouille and every time i see a recipe, i think about making it but never do! if i made it i would want to make it chunky and pretty (all in circles) like they do on the movie πŸ™‚

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    Margo @ peanut butter trees
    August 12, 2011 at 8:54 am

    I think goat cheese makes everything better πŸ™‚ This ratatouille looks awesome and I love how loaded it is with veggies!

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    Errign
    August 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

    I love ratatouille (the dish AND the movie). My favorite way to make it is in the crock pot, just because I love coming home to my house smelling amazzzzzinggggg. And yes, goat cheese on top and crusty bread on the side, for.the.win.

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    d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo
    August 12, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Ah you made my day. Ratatouille has a special place in my relationship with my boyfriend. It’s one of his favorite movies and I had never seen it when we met, but he taught me to love it. I have to make this recipe for him!

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    Jane @ In the Pink and Green
    August 12, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Ratatouille is one of my favorite movies!! πŸ™‚ I’ll have to give this dish a try! Going to do yoga this afternoon, your blog is a constant source of inspiration! πŸ™‚

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    Kim @ Imperfectly Perfect
    August 12, 2011 at 11:16 am

    I love veggies so ratatouille is a fave, although, I’ve never made it myself. My mom and grandma made it all of the time growing up, but I don’t think that they actually called it by name. Whenever my grandma would come for a visit, she’d throw an apron on, pull any veggies from the fridge and start cooking. How I miss those days…

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    Elizabeth
    August 12, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Absolutely LOVE that movie–and saying rat-tat-tat-ouille!!!

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    Bev Weidner
    August 12, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    That is BEEEEautiful. I just went blind at its glory.

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    Erika @ The Teenage Taste
    August 12, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Whenever I hear the word Ratatouille I automatically think of that movie. I love it and watched it (again!) just last week. No lie! πŸ˜‰

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    French Heart
    August 12, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    LOVE that pix of Paris & your gorgeous colorful photos. I’m going to make a version of this tonight with the veggies on hand. Thx!

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    kaila @ healthy helper!
    August 12, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    I love ratatouille! Both the movie and the dish!

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    Lola
    August 12, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Ratatouille is one of my favourite dishes ever!! πŸ™‚

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    Mel
    August 12, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I think I will make this for my Dad’s birthday tomorrow! Dishes like this make me love summer and all the good produce that comes with it!

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    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    August 12, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I love ratatouille! The meal, not the movie. I’ve actually never seen the movie, but I think I have to. I always love any movie about cooking!

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    Mellie
    August 12, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I love that movie! I’ve wanted to have ratatouille ever since I saw the movie.

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    Emily
    August 12, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    I’m moving to Montreal in less than two weeks, its about time I start learning some french recipes. Thanks!

    Btw, I read that the serving size is supposed to be 4-6 people…ugh, I’m pretty sure I could easily finish that off in a day :p.

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    Kaley [Y Mucho MΓ‘s]
    August 12, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Yep. But where is the damn butter? I don’t eat shit without butter.

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    The healthy engineer
    August 12, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I so wish I saw the movie!

    My college dining hall serves ratatouille and I’ll just say that I couldnt finish my plate.

    Then I tried it in some airport lounge and it left much to be desired.

    Either im not a ratatouille person or I just had bad experiences?!

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    CJ @ http://healthy-happy-whole.com/
    August 13, 2011 at 2:40 am

    I feel like this would be really good with shrimp added to it. What an awesome summer meal. And of course some crusty bread.

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    Vanessa
    August 16, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I love making this but I like to roast the vegetables instead and top it with some mozzarella cheese. mmm

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    Sarah
    August 16, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I love ratatouille… I’ve definitely made it with goat cheese on top, also, maybe even better, an over easy egg! sounds funny, but deee-licious.

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    Drew
    January 8, 2015 at 10:36 am

    And with leftover ratatouille, put it in a ramekin and make a little indentation with the back of a spoon. Drop in an egg, and bake just until the white sets. It’s a great Provencal dish called les oeufs au plats nicois πŸ™‚

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