What Side Are You On in the Salade Niçoise Debate?

The purists versus everyone else

Photo: Francois de Melogue’s French Cooking for Beginners

Simple Cooking for Frugality

Traditional Niçoise Cuisine: “Simple Food for Poor People”

Salade Niçoise should be made in a wood bowl rubbed with garlic and you can only season the salad with olive oil and salt — though it is permissible if no one is looking to add a bit of pepper and a few drops of vinegar.

Traditional Cuisine Nissarda at the Cours Selaya Flower Market in Nice, France. photo credit: Francois de Melogue

Pan Bagnat, A Salade Niçoise Sandwich

Salade Niçoise for the Rest of Us

Salade Niçoise

Recipe Notes

Author Notes

My earliest attempt at cookery began with the filleting of my sister's goldfish at age 2 and cooking my pet rabbits by age 7. Life has been downhill ever since.

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