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Côte d'Azur Blog - Day 6 #208283
11/05/2019 10:38 PM
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Sorry for the delay in the post, but we had two grandchildren in Long Island that need some Poppa and YaYa time.
We had a wonderful visit to New York and some real quality time with the little ones.

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Today is Day 6 on our journey in the Côte d'Azur. It is Sunday and it was decided it would be a Nice day to enjoy the sights of the city!

Follow the link: A Nice Day in Nice



“Every time I open a bottle of wine, it is an amazing trip somewhere!” José Andrés
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Re: Côte d'Azur Blog - Day 6 [Re: TomB] #208311
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What a lovely day! I cannot believe that Janet has bad knees and she climbed those stairs! And thanks so much for the food porn!! toast


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Re: Côte d'Azur Blog - Day 6 [Re: TomB] #208324
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Carol,

Yep the food pics are all about you Carol! The food in Nice is an interesting topic because of the history of the area.

The historical ties between France and Italy along the Riviera go way back. Although technically Nice and the surrounding area was never “part of” Italy, they were part of the House of Savoy. The house of Savoy was tied to Sardinia and Piemonte, which became part of modern Italy. That all transpired in the early 1860s, with Nice declaring that they were part of France in 1860.

I say all this because the food is much closer to Italian than French (IMHO). Some might say the food is confused between the two gastronomic pillars.

Niçoise food is definitely inspired by the sea, and the use of olive oil is very prevalent in many of the dishes. I must admit, I was surprised on how many pasta dishes were most of the menus. The ones I had were all very good, but were they good as the frutti di mare we enjoyed in Liguria a few years back…? Not so sure.

Here is a good example of the crossover: Pissaladière, which you can find on almost any menu, is an onion tart that looks like a pizza and is usually topped with anchovies and olives.

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Although the dish is not visually appealing it has a whole lot going on. Even the most avid diners that dislike anchovies find themselves enjoying this combination. Lots going on!


“Every time I open a bottle of wine, it is an amazing trip somewhere!” José Andrés
Re: Côte d'Azur Blog - Day 6 [Re: TomB] #208326
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Yeah, I may have to take your word on that one, as you can definitely count me in the "can't stand anchovies" crowd!


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Re: Côte d'Azur Blog - Day 6 [Re: TomB] #208358
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Was the still on the cart for perfume making?

Re: Côte d'Azur Blog - Day 6 [Re: TomB] #208360
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Yep it is a perfume still. I am not sure if that one was a real one or a replica. Did you see the larger still on the Day 3, which I know that was a real one. Definitely in the land of perfume!


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Re: Côte d'Azur Blog - Day 6 [Re: TomB] #208362
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Yes different from Fraganode. That looked like a brewery. The copper one there was cool as well.

Re: Côte d'Azur Blog - Day 6 [Re: TomB] #208378
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TravelHat,

I was talking about this one we saw in the mountain village of Gourdon, not the Fragonard factory in Grasse

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Janet got a nice work out on those steps, she's obviously healing nicely! We threw invisible euro's in those shoes ;-) Great pics!

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Not sure but that could be your reflection in the bottle on the window sill.

Re: Côte d'Azur Blog - Day 6 [Re: TomB] #208586
11/09/2019 02:21 PM
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It maybe, but I do not think so - It would be the wrong angle.
I blew up the original to see

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“Every time I open a bottle of wine, it is an amazing trip somewhere!” José Andrés

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