Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Socca to me.

I made socca the other night. Why? Well the other, other, night I went out drinking and then somehow found myself in a fancy food store buying $30 olive oil and $7 chickpea flour.

I am nothing if not impulsive. And chronically broke. 

Anyway, the one reason I buy chickpea flour is to make panisse and socca. As for the very expensive olive oil.... well that was beyond reason. Except for the fact that it is from Nice which is where La Maman is from and that's good enough for me.

Socca is a baked pancake made from chickpea flour. When I was in Nice, I ate it hot with my fingers, dusted with black pepper, sitting outside in the old part of town. I still eat it this way, only now with a glass of red wine.