For some time now I have always assumed that Ratatouillie was just a cute Disney movie about a rat. I had no clue that it was an actual recipe that has been around since the late 18 century! Believe it or not it was originally considered to be "peasant food" made by poor farmers during the summer time. Which honestly doesn't surprise me, considering how a lot of poor families back in the day were known for making one large dish out of a combination of things... thus the "Poor Man's Dinner" concept was born.
So being the curious foodie that I am, I decided to give this recipe a try. I'm actually a big fan of the "Poor Man's Dinner" concept, and I feel you can create a lot of depth in these type of dishes. When researching the Ratatouillie, I realized that it is a combination of some of my favorite vegetables, and there is no way it could taste bad. One thing is for sure, this recipe is super easy, and is really delicious over a bed of rice.