The Provence and Memory
If you collect magnets you are sure to find this souvenir from France particularly tempting if it reminds you of your last trip to Provence. Perhaps, food is what you best remember from the Provence. An there is good reason. The region offers a variety of dishes with tastes that are very difficult to forget. The cuisine is based in the products of the region marked by the Mediterranean geography and climate. Some of these ingredients include grapes, strawbrries, melons, fish, lamb, olives, garlic.
The Details of Food
Upon entering a food stores or a restaurant, perhaps you'll need to be full aware of the local variations of products you know well. For example, Bouillabaisse is one of the region's seafood favorites. Part of the secret of this dish is that it blends three different fish (Conger, scorpiofish and sea robi). But the blame needs to be laid on the sauce that goes with the fish which includes laurel, sage, salt, pepper and tomato among other ingredients. Escabeche is another dish that wil please fish lovers, it is fried after it has been laid in vinegar during the night.
Those who prefer beef shouldn't miss Dabe Provencale. It is a stew that includes garlic, vegetables and herbs typical of the region. The addition of wine makes all the diference to this dish which can also be served with duck, olives and brandy instead of wine.
Another Provence rarities is the pissaladiere which resembles a pizza, but takes no tomate and lots of onions instead. The visitor cn buy it at the local bakeries. Vegetarian travelers will love ratatouille, a dish of only vegetables, and the region's trademark. By all reasons, this is the perfect addition to your collection of magnets that will spark your imagination when you have no idea what to cook, once you are back home.