I'm somewhat astounded by the Ratatouille "Le Menu" ad supplement in today's L.A. Times. The very lavish booklet features praise for the movie and slick images along with a few of Thomas Keller's classic French recipes -- all printed on about twenty pages of very heavy glossy card stock. It's an odd move of pour votre considération Oscar race advertising, since it's the Sunday local paper, not Variety. (I suspect its inclusion in our copy has something to do with our zip code.)
I already have both cookbooks from which the recipes are culled (thanks, Charley!), but it's actually inspiring me to make Keller's haricots verts with shallots and Thomas's favorite simple roast chicken. Clearly they chose some of the easier recipes from his two hefty tomes, which are often better for bedside reading and food porn-gazing than actual everyday cooking.
Anton Ego's glowing review of Gusteau's appears in the back, and is reprinted as a quaint typewritten page with art nouveau detailing. Nice touch. But how about buttering folks up with a DVD instead?