March 29, 2012

Socca, A Niçoise Specialty

Socca being made and baked over a fire at
the Marché Provençal, Antibes, France.
March 2012.
Freshly baked, piping hot socca
is a Niçoise specialty
made from chickpea flour and olive oil.

Socca is a specialty of the area of France around the city of Nice on the Côte d'Azur. At the Marché Provençal in Antibes, we enjoyed a piping hot socca made over a fire. For only two Euros ($2.67), my husband and I shared the socca.  Made from chickpea flour and olive oil, it has to be healthy, right?

This was my first taste of socca as there are always long lines of customers waiting for these pancakes to come out of the oven.

If you're interested in making socca at home, here's a recipe from David Lebovitz, an American pastry chef and cookbook author, who lives in Paris.

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Words and photos by Freda Cameron, Defining Your Home, Garden and Travel. All company or product or patented names mentioned are registered trademarks, copyrights, or patents owned by those respective companies or persons.
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