Remy, a provincial rat with a wonderful sense of smell, hates garbage and risks death to enter a human kitchen where he discovers real food and the cooking of five-star chef, Anton Gusteau, author of ``Anyone Can Cook.`` On the day Remy learns his hero has died, he is evicted and ends up alone in Paris. By luck, he discovers Gasteau’s restaurant, down to three stars and run by a frozen-food-hawking chef. As Remy enters, so does Linguini, a clumsy youth hired as a garbage boy. To save the soup that Linguini accidentally fouls, Remy throws in some ingredients; the soup is a success and Linguini’s career as a chef is born. Can Remy find a way to maintain the fiction and use his gift?