Rats have been having a pop culture moment lately. Think about it.
First came Ratatouille, the movie centered around the titular Remy, a rat who can cook. Before Ratatoille, I thought rats were horrible little rodents brimming with such deadly infections as the Bubonic plague. After Ratatouille, I was more okay with coexisting with my rodent brethren and even became inspired to try the French dish the movie was named after.
Note: It was not to my taste. I can't appreciate a dish unless it has pepper. Lots and lots of pepper.