We were talking in the park today about ratatouille so I went to the market and bought all the ingredients and made a great ratatouille. I added a few mushroom and cooked some wide lasagna noodles. I mixed them together and voila. It was very good.
There is a recipe for ratatouille on this blog I think. If not there are many on the internet.
This is just a glance at the local market. They don't like you to film or take photos so I had to do this a little on the sly. I wish all this technology would have been available when I worked in the 3rd world countries.
To cook something in this way is to place it in the centre of sheet of parchment paper. The paper is folded over and it is cut so that you have two identical sides. This method was very popular in the sixties and seventies and I first saw it done in the Savoy Hotel in London. It is very impressive to see. It is also easy to make.
You fold out your parchment paper and place your ingredients on one side with your garnish ie. tomato, mushroom, garlic etc etc and then you season it. Add a little olive oil or butter then fold the paper over like an envelope. Pinch along the sides while folding the flap in to create a sealed bag. Then you cook it in a medium oven. The steam created by the moisture in the food will cook it for you.