hi all , trying to find tins of rattatue, as i was given one a while back and liked it so much, simon
I've been here nearly 20 years and have never seen tins of ratatouille here, even in good delis like Gina's. The nearest thing you could buy are the large flat tins of mixed vegetables in olive oil. Paps etc sell them.
Ratatouille is actually very easy to make, esp as it only contains the fresh veg you find in Cyprus. Check out the BBC Food site for recipes.
You can buy tins of ratatouille at the eastern end of the island (extremely cheap at for example shops such as Ice Queen in Kapparis) so I'd be surprised if they aren't stocked anywhere in the west.
However nothing matches making it fresh from the abundance of cheap high quality vegetables available in Cyprus :-)
In comparison tinned versions, no matter how exclusive or expensive, are, in our opinion, a very very poor substitute.
You can buy tins of Waitrose ratatouille in either Papantoniou or Spirou (I bought some a while back but can't be certain which one of the two it was).
Lidl, they do it as part of their Italian week.