[Edit 3/24/08: After a couple bad (and unexplained) reviews, I think I should note that this recipe is NOT for novice cooks. It is quite labor intensive and requires a ton of prep work. I say this knowing that the end result is well worth it. Please do give it a try, if you're looking for a fabulous ratatouille.] My "meat-and-potatoes" husband never missed the meat or potatoes in this dinner, and my vegetarian friends were blown away when we served this at a dinner party (if you make it for a dinner party, either make it group effort or make it ahead of time). It's out of this world good - adapted from Gourmet. Tip: When heating the olive oil for each round of sauteing, do NOT let it get hot enough that it begins to smoke. Also, the wetness of the tomatoes can make the hot oil jump, so be careful when sauteing. I know this all sounds like a pain, but like I said, it's worth it.