Socca with biltong
I LOVE FOOD WITH A STORY!
Socca is one of those happy accidents that came into existence when the Turks invaded Nice in 1543. Apparently, when the Niçois ran out of ammunition, they got cooking, and poured a concoction of hot oil and chickpea soup over their enemies. While it was not the most effective ammunition substitute, when the Turks licked their fingers to figure out what it was, they found it so delicious that it brought the battle to an abrupt end. But Socca as we know it today only gained popularity in the early 20th century. Today, it’s the most popular street food in the city of Nice. After calling this city home for almost a decade, I’ve come to love this local street delicacy almost as much as bazaar pannekoek, and I’ve always wanted to try it with biltong.