Ratatouille. The word comes from Occitan (ratatolha), a romance language spoken in southern France, Italy’s Occitan Valleys, Monaco and Spain’s Val d’Aran. The French word “touiller” means to toss food. The dish originated in the area around present day Occitan Provenca.
I test out a lot of my baking on Andrew’s work colleagues. He works in an office full of hungry people who are more than happy to be fed. Usual practice is that he puts the goodies out on the bench in the lunch room mid-morning and most people will tuck in after lunch. Andrew collects the empty container at the end of the day along with any feedback.