Chef Christophe Bernard, Academic Chair of the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of California, Los Angeles. His students will be making a California-style ratatouille at the Santa Monica Festival. Ratatouille, a French country-style dish, includes a variety of vegetables including zucchini, onions, carrots, eggplant, tomatoes, red and green bell pepper. Dice the vegetables into a 3/4 inch pieces. Christophe likes to saute each vegetable individually before combining in a large mixing bowl. The vegetables are cooked according to taste. Some people like them crisp, some like them stewed. The tomatoes are added last and act as a kind of sauce.
The Santa Monica Festival is this Saturday, May 9 at Clover Park in Santa Monica.
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