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Salad Nicoise » digest LA

salad nicoiseThe south of France is home to Provencal cooking, which is inspired by Mediterranean flavors. Cannes, however, is known more for yachts and celebrities than it is for its food. One of the local dishes that I got to eat a lot in Cannes was Salad Nicoise. I have never actually been a fan of Salad Nicoise, but in France it was delicious.

Nicoise means from the city of Nice, which is just 20 minutes down the road.

The definition of Salad Nicoise from a history of Salads & Salad Dressings page

Nicoise is a descriptive term for dishes served with particular foods used by the chefs of the City of Nice, France. This garnish usually includes garlic, tomatoes, anchovies, black olive, capers, and lemon juice.

Salad Nicoise is the most famous of all these dishes, consisting of potatoes, olives, green beans, and vinaigrette dressing. Even its “proper” assembly is disputed. Some people say the salad is served on a bed of lettuce and others say that tomatoes are the base. And some don’t arrange the elements of the salad at all, but just toss it all together.

  • http://nachlin.com/ Jim N.

    To me, it is the perfect dish.

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