Search Pinterest for “ratatouille” and most of the results will show a dish similar to the one that Remy, the rat, cooked towards the end of the Pixar animated film, “Ratatouille”.
Pretty, isn’t it? So creative and so imaginative. The trouble is that it’s not ratatouille at all. The beautifully arranged vegetable dish is the Provençal tian which is also the name of the earthenware in which it is traditionally cooked.
FrenchCountryFood.com has a good article about tian—the dish and the cookware.
Boohoo, Pixar. And boohoo too to all the copycats who reproduced Pixar’s Remy’s vegetable dish and mistakenly labeled it as “ratatouille”.