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Ratatuia, Ratatouille, the Recipe

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Shopping at a farmer’s market has developed into something of a pastime, a form of meditation and relaxation..maybe it reminds of home and table and prolific memories of shopping ..or should I say dawdling.. around the stalls of the market..looking, touching,deciding…what will it be?? the sun baked tomatoes that look like balloons filled with water….or zucchini, brightly colored peppers?? a walk down the aisles and I become as calm as a Mediterranean sky….

Ratatuia (Ratatouille)


1 lb (500 gr) chopped onions

1 lb (500 gr) tomatoes fresh or canned (if you have no other choice)

4 peppers cut into thin strips

4 fresh zucchini sliced

1 celery stalk-chopped

¼ cup (60 gr) butter

½ cup (100 gr) red wine vinegar

salt to taste

freshly ground black pepper to taste

Place butter in large pan with onions. Saute till onions begin to turn golden. Place in all other ingredients and cover with red wine vinegar and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook over low heat for one hour

See you this weekend at:

May 14th, 1-3 PM, Fante’s Kitchenware Store, 9th Street, Philadelphia in the Italian Market for a book signing

May 15th, 11-2 PM  Normandy Farms. Blue Bell .Pa for a book signing and sampling

Get your copy of the Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winner

The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays & Special Occasions-2nd edition

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