Ghiveci, French Ratatouille's Romanian Brother

This recipe for slow-cooked tomatoes and eggplants dish easily allows for adding seasonal vegetables to the mix.

Ghiveci is the Romanian brother of French ratatouille. It’s a slow-cooked vegetable stew that usually includes eggplants and tomatoes, evidence of a strong Ottoman influence. But unlike the refined French version, the ghiveci (or guvech, the Bulgarian twin-brother. It’s getting complicated) is rustic and much easier to make.