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typical foods in Provence

My favorite way to discover a country is through food. The aromas, colors, and flavors of Provence leave you with a feeling of having tasted the spirit of France. Would you like to know what typical Provence food is? When you visit Provence, France, you can find many delicious and tasty cuisines. In this blog post, I will mention 7 typical Provence foods you should try in your trip. If you are planning a trip to this fantastic region, read on.

7 Typical Foods in Provence

 

Aioli

 

typical foods in Provence

 

Alioli is quite simply garlic mayonnaise. You can eat it with fish or shellfish, but you can also use it to dip in fries or vegetables.

 

Bouillabaisse

 

typical foods in Provence

 

Bouillabaisse is a classic seafood stew made with various types of fish, mussels, clams, and rice or pasta. This dish is typical of Marseille, but you can find it anywhere in Provence.

 

Ratatouille

 

typical foods in Provence

 

Ratatouille is a dish made of roasted tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, and onions seasoned with herbs such as bay leaf and thyme. This dish is usually served warm but will keep.

 

Tapenade – Olive Spread

 

typical foods in Provence

 

Tapenade is an appetizer popular in Provence, made with anchovies and black olives combined into a paste, spread on baguette slices or toast (or even crackers).

 

Socca – Chickpea Pancake

 

 

Socca is a thin, round, crispy pancake made of chickpea flour and olive oil. A wood-fired oven is the perfect way to cook this dish. In Nice and Marseille, they serve socca as street food with all sorts of toppings – usually with onions, olives, and anchovies. .

 

Salade Niçoise – Nicoise Salad

 

 

The Salade Niçoise is one of the most famous French salads, consisting of green salad, tuna, hard-boiled eggs, and anchovies. Sometimes we can serve with grilled tuna or salmon on top.

 

Tarte Tropézienne

 

provence foods

 

Tarte Tropézienne is an invention from 1945 by a baker Louis Poullain from Saint Tropez, who wanted to create a dessert that would remind people of their hometown during their travels around France and Europe. The cake consists of pastry cream topped with whipped cream and decorated with fresh fruit or chocolate curls (or both).

 

This guide is definitely a good starting point for discovering several typical French foods when you go for a few perfect days in Provence. This region has many more types of traditional foods than those listed here. I recommend you stop at the local markets, cafes, and restaurants to sample these fantastic Provençal delicacies.

Hi! I'm Yareli, Dominican travel and food writer living in the beautiful and welcoming Tuscany region of Italy. I am passionate about tourism and travel, so I always look for new places to learn about its stories, culture and, above all, its gastronomy.