A classic french vegetable stew and more. I made my first batch after reading French Women Don't Get Fat. This simple dish is a gift that keeps on giving. I do make a very large batch because not only do I get several meals within the first few days - but I freeze some to enjoy another time. The first time around I eat it like a bowl of stew garnished with lots of fresh basil and a little shaved parmesan cheese. I have also served this next to sauteed chicken, over pappardelle noodles, used it as an omelette stuffing, frittata stuffing, or my favorite as a pizza sauce topped with mozzarella and goat cheese.