22 October 2009

Fête de la Branda -Pissaladière & Pichade Mentonnaise


This lady has been cooking since 6 a.m. and is selling her pissaladière outside her house.

Pissaladière is a speciality of this area, particularly Nice. I suppose you could call it a type of pizza - the base is pâte à pain - a bread dough made with flour, olive oil, yeast, salt and pepper. It's filled with onions that have been cooked very slowly and then garlic, anchovies and those small and tasty Niçois black olives are added. This lady has prepared some without anchovies, as not everyone likes them.

Some are made with tomatoes which is when Pissaladiere becomes Pichade Mentonnaise - a speciality of Menton.

All for one euro a slice. Not bad, eh! You are looking at my lunch that day and delicious it was too.

15 comments:

  1. I'd love to try this one day! It looks great and it is delicious I'm sure, anchovies and all... Cheers Jilly, thanks for the visit!

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  2. Hummm j'en veux bien une part ;)

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  3. Hummm ! Don't leave us (Olivier, me and certainly the others) on the other side of the table, or there will be mistakes at the moment of the cashing up. I mean, more Pichade eaten than money in the till !!

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  4. I would definitely take my lunch there, too. I love the long shot, Jilly, with the beautiful woman, the doll, the delicious looking food, and the stone walls.

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  5. It's not quite 7:00 AM when I'm viewing this and I would love to have a taste of this right now. It looks delicious.

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  6. Oh I wish I could have joined you for a slice. Does she sell eveyday or was this something special?? Yum!
    V

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  7. Virginia, she only does this for the Fete de la Branda in Gorbio village but you can buy Pissaladiere and Pichade in most bakers in Menton and in the snack bars. This was good tho cos it was home made.

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  8. Looks so good I can hardly stand it!

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  9. My mouth is watering. This has to taste delicious.

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  10. I absolutely LOVE pissaladiere and make it quite often....this one looks good, too, and I'd have a slice...or two.

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  11. I must say that it looks delicious in the pictures you have posted. It sounds like the ingredients are those things that I like too. I am not a big fan of anchovies though. Thank you for visiting my blog today. It is appreciated. I am just now beginning the installation of Windows 7 on my main computer.

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  12. That looks scrummy! Great choice for your lunch. Cheap and tasty :)

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  13. mmmm yum that looks so good!

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  14. Great post - I'm sure you enjoyed your lunch and I enjoyed the sight of it and the exact recipes and names with or without tomatoes.

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