What Americans tend to forget is that The French our much more formal than we are, and expect to be treated respectfully (which is exactly how they will treat you), and unfortunately in our hurried lives we have forgotten this….I have so many Wonderful stories about our trips to France and Italy, so many lovely memories of great places, great food, and great people!! But we will leave them for another time. This recipe comes from a trip to the south of France, were in Aix en Provence we enjoyed a local glass of wine and as we sat an listened to music flow through the evening breeze we were brought a lovely dish of Roasted Vegetables, and Crusty Bread…..I would never have believed that I could be impressed with a plate of Vegetables…..but this was truly heaven. As the night wore on and we brought over more to snack on, I managed in my poor French to compliment the owner on his wonderful vegetable mixture….He explained how it was simply a rustic country Ratatouille, nothing special just something his mother made using a variety of fresh vegetables and herbs. This is his recipe with just a few changes made. This is not a classic Ratatouille or even the lovely Napoleon version that Disney passed off as Ratatouille……but simply a rustic country version. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!
1 Sweet Onion- Large chop