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Here are the Typical Dishes to Eat in Nice, France

If your holiday plans include a visit to Nice, France, I’m sure you’ll want to try some of the local specialties. Niçoise food is simple, Mediterranean fare based on fresh ingredients and lots of fish. One old Niçois saying says: “Fish are born in water, but they die in oil.”

Continue reading here for Margo’s list of typical foods and dishes from Nice.

Tastes of Nice

Viktorija Todorovska (chef, sommelier, author) says, “Living in Nice allows me to re-visit my old restaurant favorites, which I still love, but also discover new interesting eateries, some traditional, others of other persuasions. Here are my top picks for good affordable food in Nice.”

Bilingual guide Chiara Orlandi grew up in the heart of Italy, in Umbertide, a place that she still holds dear in her heart even after several years away in the United Kingdom and Edinburgh, Scotland. Orlandi lives in Nice and shares her passion for the city, its history and of course the food with visitors on her walking tours. Read more about Tours of Nice.

Phoebe shares the must-try foods from Provence.

Exploring Food Favorites in Old Town Nice. For years, I came to Nice every chance I got. It wasn’t just for its luminescence, warm sunshine and beautiful landscape. It was her flavours: delectable, often surprising, and always memorable. And the people who made my favourite dishes: full of soul and personality, their passion infusing every bite.

Recipes from Nice:

Pissaladière – This traditional recipe from Provence combines onions that have been cooked for so long they are almost melting, anchovies and olives add design flair and a slightly salty edge to this pizza-like dish. Pissaladière is often served as a snack with an apéro (think chilled rosé) or as a light meal with a green salad.

Fougasse Pissaladière (Onion, Olive and Anchovy)
If you prefer, you can make a plain version of fougasse. However, we like this variation with a Pissaladière topping (onion, olives and anchovies) as it is really typical of this region and one with rosemary & salt. And delicious with a glass of rosé.
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Fougasse with Sweet Onions, Olives and Anchovies
Pissaladière
This recipe was created by David, it is a blend of several variations for the same dish. This version will serve 6 as a main course or 12 as an appetizer. 
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Pissaladière #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
Pissaladière tart
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Pissaladière Tart Provence Recipes Cooking Classes @ProvenceCook

Salad Niçoise – A lovely collection of fresh potatoes, tomatoes, olives, beans, herbs, and tuna on a delightful bed of crisp green lettuce dressed with a light and tangy vinaigrette and anchovy filets.

Salade Niçoise
My version of this meal-sized salad from Nice for the purists and the rest of us.
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Make Perfect Salade Niçoise
Salade Niçoise
A lovely collection of fresh potatoes, tomatoes, olives, beans, herbs, and tuna on a delightful bed of crisp green lettuce dressed with a light and tangy vinaigrette and anchovy filets.
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Salade Niçoise Tastes of Provence
Warm Salad Nicoise from Provence
This warm salad is quick to prepare for lunch or a light dinner. Serve with some crusty baguette. For a larger crowd, simply double the quantities.
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Warm Salad Nicoise Recipe Provenca

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Margo Lestz

Margo Lestz

Margo is a British/American who has lived in Nice, France for the past nine years. She loves digging into the history of an area and discovering the tales behind local customs and traditions. She blogs about her discoveries on The Curious Rambler . She is also the author of two books, French Holidays & Traditions, and Curious Histories of Nice, France. Click here for Margo's books.

She describes herself as a perpetual student and is always taking some kind of course or researching a moment in history that has caught her fancy. She’s curious by nature and always wondering who, what, why, when, where, and how.

Margo shares her adventures (and her questions) with Jeff, her husband of many years. She enjoys travel, history, observing cultures and traditions – and then writing about them, of course.

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