This recipe of ratatouille is a combination of Julia Child’s and Michel Richard’s (the latter shared by Bill Buford in his book “Dirt”). It is more complicated than most people would care to make, but the idea is that cooking all vegetables separately brings out more intense flavour.

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Parsley or cilantro

1.Prep zucchini and eggplant — in advance
The night before you plan to make the ratatouille, or several hours before, cut up zucchini and eggplants into bite-sized pieces, salt them and put them into a bowl under a press. …


Alexandra (Sasha) Fedorova

I research computer systems, raise young scientists and consult in the area of systems performance. I am a professor at the University of British Columbia.

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