French Food: 5 Must-Try Dishes

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Ratatouille is a vegetable stew that locals in Cannes love. It is made up of tomatoes, courgettes, peppers, aubergines, onions, and herbs. The stew is served with bread, pasta, or rice.
© jaronbrass CC license Ratatouille


Bouillabaisse is a fish stew that originates from Marseille but has a hold on Cannes and the whole French Riviera. Basically, boney rockfish is cooked in a broth made of spices, herbs, onions, and tomatoes. Usually, the stew is served with bread.
© Liliana Fuchs CC license Bouillabaisse


Pissaladiere is found in most bakeries in Cannes. A dough is topped with herbs, onions, garlic, sugar, salt, tomatoes, olives, and anchovies. It is perfect for buffets, picnics, and a get-together.
© Stijn Nieuwendijk CC license Pissaladière


Socca is a pancake made with chickpeas and olives. First, the chickpeas are converted to flour then a flat dough is made before being baked. Herbs and spices are added to the pancake. As you walk the streets of Cannes, many food stalls have these.
© Paul Downey CC license Socca

Beignets de Fleurs de Courgettes​​​​​​​

Beignets de Fleurs de Courgettes are a special delight in Cannes. Basically, these are Courgette flowers seasoned with garlic, salt, and parsley, before being fried. They are served as a snack or eaten with salad.
© Wei-Duan Woo CC license In France but still tasting Italy


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