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August 17, 2012
Olive oil 1 yellow onion, coarsely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced Salt Freshly ground pepper 1 1/2 pounds eggplant 3 sweet red peppers 3 small zucchini, to equal 1 pound, ends trimmed and soaked in cold water 30 minutes 6 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons assorted fresh herbs (parsley, thyme, basil, marjoram and oregano) Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in medium non-stick saute pan over medium-high heat.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
What does "Out of the Furnace," the new thriller starring Christian Bale as  a blue-collar worker trying to save his troubled war veteran brother (Casey Affleck), have to do with "Ratatouille," the 2007 animated movie about a rat who moonlights as a gourmet chef? More than you might think. At a recent installment of the Envelope Screening Series , Affleck discussed how acting in "Out of the Furnace" helped him get back to his roots and reminded him of a pivotal scene in the 2007 Pixar film.
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NEWS
August 17, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
This popular French dish incorporates some of the best produce summer has to offer in a simple, yet bright and colorful medley of flavors. Eggplant, tomatoes, bell peppers and zucchini are combined with onion, garlic, herbs and a touch of balsamic vinegar in a robust dish that can be served as a main course (with rice or pasta, or toasted crostini) or as a side or appetizer. Serve the ratatouille warm, or make it ahead of time and serve it cold or at room temperature. For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery . Food editor Russ Parsons and Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how to fix a dozen dishes in an hour or less.
NEWS
March 7, 2013 | By Brady MacDonald
In perhaps the worst-kept secret in theme park history, the Disneyland Paris resort has finally admitted that the long-rumored Ratatouille trackless dark ride will open in 2014. Photos: Ratatouille dark ride at Disneyland Paris Conspicuously under construction for more than a year and rumored since 2009 or earlier, the new attraction will be based on the Oscar-winning Disney/Pixar film that tells the tale of a rat named Remy who dreams of becoming a renowned French chef. With an estimated budget of  $150 million, the new attraction at the Walt Disney Studios theme park in France is expected to feature trackless ride vehicles with 3-D projections and special effects.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 2008 | From the Associated Press
"Ratatouille" and "Once" warmed the hearts of moviegoers and critics alike -- and now, they've taken top honors in the ninth annual Golden Tomato Awards. The Golden Tomato Awards pay tribute to the best-reviewed films of the previous year as determined by the website Rotten Tomatoes.com, which compiles reviews from print, online and broadcast film critics to measure the percentage of favorable critiques. "Ratatouille," the animated gem about a rat with unexpected culinary skills, earned a 96% ranking on the site's Tomatometer.
NEWS
March 7, 2013 | By Brady MacDonald
In perhaps the worst-kept secret in theme park history, the Disneyland Paris resort has finally admitted that the long-rumored Ratatouille trackless dark ride will open in 2014. Photos: Ratatouille dark ride at Disneyland Paris Conspicuously under construction for more than a year and rumored since 2009 or earlier, the new attraction will be based on the Oscar-winning Disney/Pixar film that tells the tale of a rat named Remy who dreams of becoming a renowned French chef. With an estimated budget of  $150 million, the new attraction at the Walt Disney Studios theme park in France is expected to feature trackless ride vehicles with 3-D projections and special effects.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
What does "Out of the Furnace," the new thriller starring Christian Bale as  a blue-collar worker trying to save his troubled war veteran brother (Casey Affleck), have to do with "Ratatouille," the 2007 animated movie about a rat who moonlights as a gourmet chef? More than you might think. At a recent installment of the Envelope Screening Series , Affleck discussed how acting in "Out of the Furnace" helped him get back to his roots and reminded him of a pivotal scene in the 2007 Pixar film.
FOOD
July 11, 2007 | Regina Schrambling, Special to The Times
IT can't be an accident that this summer's hit movie features a dish from Provence. No other region of the world has so many potential sequels so suited to the season -- after ratatouille, they could start with aioli or bouillabaisse and keep going through pistou and salade nicoise. And those are just the familiar signatures from a part of France where the cuisine is almost literally sunny.
FOOD
August 4, 1994 | FAYE LEVY
Ratatouille, an aromatic casserole of eggplant, zucchini, peppers, onions and tomatoes, is a classic that has withstood the test of time. Originally from Nice on the French Riviera, this luscious vegetable stew is often made at home in France and is popular in restaurants and charcuteries throughout the country. Vegetarians make a meal of ratatouille with bread, rice or pasta, or roll it in a crepe. Meat-eaters serve it with grilled or roast chicken, lamb, beef or veal.
NEWS
July 5, 2007
Regarding "The Recipe for 'Ratatouille,' " (June 28): I have a rat -- oops, I mean bone -- to pick with writer-director Brad Bird. My dear son Remy, 11, is about to endure his own personal summer of hell. I wasn't sure what the fallout from "Ratatouille" would be until we had a taste of it on a ferry ride around the San Francisco Bay. When I yelled out his name, a gaggle of kids sitting nearby excitedly started chanting, "Remy the rat, Remy the rat, Remy the rat." We were speechless.
NEWS
August 17, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
This popular French dish incorporates some of the best produce summer has to offer in a simple, yet bright and colorful medley of flavors. Eggplant, tomatoes, bell peppers and zucchini are combined with onion, garlic, herbs and a touch of balsamic vinegar in a robust dish that can be served as a main course (with rice or pasta, or toasted crostini) or as a side or appetizer. Serve the ratatouille warm, or make it ahead of time and serve it cold or at room temperature. For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery . Food editor Russ Parsons and Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how to fix a dozen dishes in an hour or less.
FOOD
August 17, 2012
Olive oil 1 yellow onion, coarsely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced Salt Freshly ground pepper 1 1/2 pounds eggplant 3 sweet red peppers 3 small zucchini, to equal 1 pound, ends trimmed and soaked in cold water 30 minutes 6 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons assorted fresh herbs (parsley, thyme, basil, marjoram and oregano) Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in medium non-stick saute pan over medium-high heat.
FOOD
July 15, 2010
  Ratatouille over soft polenta Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes, plus draining time for the eggplant Servings: 6 Note: Adapted from a recipe by Teresa Fanucchi in "A Place at the Table. " Any leftover polenta can be spread into a square glass baking dish, covered and refrigerated. For a breakfast treat, cut it into thin slices and fry in olive oil. Serve with eggs and fresh tomato slices. Ratatouille 2 large eggplants, cut into 1-inch cubes 2 teaspoons kosher or other coarse salt 4 tomatoes, cored 2 large zucchini, cut into 1-inch cubes 1/4 cup olive oil, divided 1 large onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, cleaned of seeds and ribs, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves Freshly ground back pepper 1. In a large bowl, toss eggplant with salt and transfer to a large colander.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2010
SERIES Demons: After a young woman's (Holliday Grainger) brother is abducted, Galvin (Philip Glenister) turns to Luke (Christian Cooke) -- a descendant of vampire hunter Van Helsing -- for help in rescuing children from the grips of Gilgamel (Rick English), a centuries-old demon masquerading as an angel. Richard Wilson and Ben Walker also guest star in the premiere of this new horror series (5 and 8 p.m. BBC America). A second new episode follows at 6 and 9. Austin City Limits: New Orleans songwriter Allen Toussaint sings songs from his album "The Bright Mississippi" in this new episode (11 p.m. KLCS)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2008 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
SKYWALKER RANCH, Calif. -- What does an Oscar nomination sound like? For Randy Thom, it sounds like chalk raking down a blackboard combined with a stallion's whinny and an elephant trumpeting. It can also sound like 200 gas ovens flaring to life in unison or the scratch and squeal of quarreling rats. Thom, the director of sound design at Skywalker Sound, this year has earned the 13th and 14th Academy Award nominations of his career, and he very much likes the sound of that.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 2008 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
"Ratatouille" swept the 35th annual Annie Awards Friday, winning 10 awards including best animated feature, plus directing and writing honors for Brad Bird. The Pixar/Disney release about a French rat who dreams of becoming a master chef in Paris has already won the Golden Globe for best animated feature and is considered the front-runner for the Oscar in the animated feature category. The animation awards were announced by the International Animated Film Society and were scheduled to be handed out Friday night in a ceremony at UCLA's Royce Hall, hosted by Tom Kenny, best known as the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 1990 | BILL STERN
No matter how fresh the food products, it still takes care and skill, if not talent, to make them into appealing dishes. So, when a restaurant such as California Cucina, located in a new shopping strip in Toluca Lake, offers freshness and vitality of flavor, I pay attention. Although it's not consistently excellent, California Cucina's successes are notable. For one thing, it made me reconsider dishes that are so consistently poorly made that I had stopped taking them seriously.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2008 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
One is a tale about a rodent who dreams of becoming a gourmet chef in France. Another is about a rebellious girl living under post-shah rule in Iran. The third is a documentary-style, slapstick comedy about a penguin who surfs. But together -- "Ratatouille," "Persepolis" and "Surf's Up" -- provide a glimpse into animation's possibilities and engaging storytelling that grabbed Oscar voters who nominated each for best animated feature film.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 2008 | From the Associated Press
"Ratatouille" and "Once" warmed the hearts of moviegoers and critics alike -- and now, they've taken top honors in the ninth annual Golden Tomato Awards. The Golden Tomato Awards pay tribute to the best-reviewed films of the previous year as determined by the website Rotten Tomatoes.com, which compiles reviews from print, online and broadcast film critics to measure the percentage of favorable critiques. "Ratatouille," the animated gem about a rat with unexpected culinary skills, earned a 96% ranking on the site's Tomatometer.
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