Make Perfect Salade Niçoise
François de MélogueProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

Make the Perfect Salade Niçoise

A debate is raging over what constitutes a “correct” salade Niçoise. To the purists, the rules are clear: no vinegar, no lettuce, no fresh tuna, and no boiled vegetables, like potatoes or green beans. If you add any of these, you will be labelled as a heretic and sent to …

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Swiss Chard Tart Dessert - Tarte niçoise aux blettes et pignons de pin
DessertGuest PostPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste

Swiss Chard Tart a Classic Niçoise Dessert

How do you meet anyone in 2020? Without the help of Zoom and Instagram, it would be nearly impossible. Admittedly, I spend a bit too much time on Instagram (perhaps there is a therapist out there), but it’s hard not to with mouthwatering culinary images like those of frenchified_wife. A …

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Nice Rosé Wine Tasting
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

When in Nice Rosé Wine Tasting and Niçoise Street Food

Rosé Tasting on Fridays Rosé wine and the Mediterranean lifestyle are deeply intertwined. France and Provence, in particular, is the leading global producer of rosé. However, with promotions like ‘Rosé all Day’ it’s possible to think of this wine as a fad. It’s not! Rosé was the preferred grape-based drink …

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Warm Salad Nicoise Recipe Provenca
Agathe ForestProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

Warm Salad Nicoise a Recipe from Provence

In Nice, where this main course salad gets its name no chef would ever dream of serving a Warm Salad Nicoise. However, in my part of Provence, the dish is perfect when the weather isn’t. The ingredients (tuna, olives, eggs, peppers and anchovies) are the same as the traditional cold version of this salad

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Pan Bagnat Nice French Riviera Provence @CocoaandLavender
David Scott AllenLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste

A Nicoise Classic Pan Bagnat

What could be more delicious than a big messy sandwich at a picnic with friends. This Nicoise Pan Bagnat is packed with layers of flavour that only get better the longer they marinate together. Fresh peppery arugula with tuna, pickles, olives, capers, fennel, tomatoes, anchovies and homemade mayonnaise are perfectly presented on an artisan baked french loaf.

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Salade Niçoise Tastes of Provence
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

Salade Niçoise Tastes of the Mediterranean

Salade Niçoise Tastes of the Mediterranean it is yet another variation on a wonderful light salad that takes advantage of the season’s best tomatoes and potatoes.

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Nicoise Salad Cooking Classes Provence @venisenprovence
Provencal RecipesSaladTaste

How to Make a True Nicoise Salad

What is a true Niçoise salad? An authentic Niçoise is made with raw vegetables; only the eggs are cooked. You have anchovies or tuna, never the two. This salad can be a complete meal with some good bread and a glass of rosé! You can mix the salad just before serving.

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French Desserts Start Cooking
Provencal RecipesRenata HaidleTaste

How to Soothe Your Longing for France: Start Cooking

As an avid traveller and French Riviera lover, 2020 has hit me very hard, and I’m sure most of you reading this article can relate. 2021 is not looking that great either, at least at the time of writing. Some readers of my blog have asked what I’ve been doing …

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Socca Delicious Specialty Nice Movie
Keith Van SickleTaste

Discover Socca, the Delicious Specialty of Nice

“The culture of Nice is based on three things: the sea, soccer, and socca.” – Steeve Bernardo, owner of Chez Pipo, founded in 1923 In a city famous for dishes like pan bagnat and ratatouille, socca holds a special place in the hearts of the Niçois. A thin, deliciously crispy …

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Stuffed Aubergine Eggplant Zucchini Tomatoes
Main CourseProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTasteVegetarian

Stuffed Zucchini and Baked Tomatoes for Vegetarians

It is common to find petits farcis, stuffed vegetables, on menus in Provence during the fall and winter months. Residents of Nice claim this dish as a local creation, part of the traditional Niçoise culinary repertoire. My versions of stuffed zucchini and baked tomatoes are suitable for vegetarian diets. These …

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