My second installment of the cell phone series coming at you! As I mentioned in my blog, I took a nice long work trip to Nice the other day and when I was there I did not hesitate to eat all my favorite local specialties.
For the first installment of the cell phone series click here.
Oh- side note, a lot of you seem to be confused about WHERE I live. Well, I’m full time in Paris now but I’m still working on a regular basis in Nice. So it still feels like I live in Nice. Anyways, don’t think about it too much, just know that I’m shooting in both Paris and Nice. I love the mobility of my work.
As much as I love Paris, I have to say, I really really love the food in the South of France. The quality of the local produce in Nice is FAR superior and easier to find than in Paris, where an organic apple will cost you 19 euros (haha, exaggerating but you get the idea). The local food in Nice is basically a provencal style of cooking with heavy Italian influences. Yes, a French/Italian fusion of food, basically sounds like heaven right?
Provencal food is heavy on vegetables and is typically beautifully simple. One of my favorite provencal dishes is “poivrons à la provencal” and has an incredibly simple ingredient list: red peppers, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and a dash of vinegar. The key to the dish is not a complicated list of ingredients but rather the quality of the products. Local peppery olive oil and sweet garlic will give this dish the edge it needs. Basically for this dish you simply fry the red peppers, peel them of their skin and soak them in olive oil and garlic. This is a great side dish, but I could eat this dish alone for lunch time with a cold beer or white wine and be perfectly satisfied.
I’m going to share here a few pictures of some of my favorite local specialities.
If you would like to see some more photos from the Cours Saleya (aka flower market) in Nice France than check out this blog post here.