Socca in the Cours Saleya


Visiting Nice was great. I had some good food and fun times. The Cours Saleya market in old town is as touristy as it gets and I along, with many others, was eager to try the socca at Chez Theresa in the heart of the market. Socca is flatbread made of chickpea flour, olive oil, water, and salt. The batter is cooked over a charcoal filled drum in a large meter wide cast iron pan, cut into slices and served hot. originally from nearby Genoa it is known as farinata in Italy

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Socca Pan
Theresa is known as "the queen of socca" and she looks and acts the part. Singing songs and telling jokes she entertains the crowd waiting for the next batch of socca to be ready. Her stall has been in the market since 1925 and Theresa has been running it for the last 27 years.

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Sign at Chez Theresa
Here's a video of Theresa doing her thing:


 Make sure you visit her place if your ever in Nice.
See more pictures of my trip to Nice at Adventurefood Photo Blog

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