In the view of our upcoming trip to Provence, I thought I would wet your appetite by reposting a few classic recipes from the region. Here is a popular one to start with.
When it comes to French cooking, one can name a dozen recipes in a blink of an eye which are more suitable for winter than any other time of the year. So I had to scratch my head and do a bit of brainstorming with other foodies francophile friends to come up with a decent list of summer French recipes. And here is the first one: Salade Niçoise. One could argue that Nice being French for only a handful of decades, this is actually more Italian than French. Anyway let's get on to it!
Let us start with the ingredients:
Serve a nice Provence Rosé - like this Moncigale 2012 - whose name means "my cicada", currently on sale at Vintage Cellars -Ultimo . This is what the expert has to say about it:
"Full in the mouth, this food-friendly, minerally and textured wine has red berry fruits that are balanced by a tangy orange-zest character and a dry aftertaste." - Roger Voss
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.
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