Saturday, October 9, 2010

Beyond Bouillabaisse: Unusual Provençal Dishes

Everyone has heard of ratatouille, bouillabaisse and even aïoli - even if they can't always pronounce them. But there is much more to provençal cuisine.

It has been 60 years since Elizabeth David first published her pioneering cookbook, Mediterranean Food, introducing overseas readers to the intense sensations of this delicious, yet irreproachably healthy style of eating.

Thanks to it, to mass tourism and to a certain Pixel blockbuster, dishes such as ratatouille have become a regular feature of most cooks' repertoires. But here are some dishes that you may not have encountered, with odd and evocative names and surprising flavours. Attention: not all of them slot into a healthy Mediterranean diet! Click here to read more.

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