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Salade Nicoise can be made with fresh ingredients any time of the year. Photo by Lans Christensen

Salade Nicoise is surely one of France’s most treasured and  universally appreciated dishes. Originated in Provence, specifically Nice, it can be found on virtually every menu, in every bistro, across the country. Recipe variations are equal in numbers. Could that be the kind of flexibility that proves the depth of a recipe?

There are devout tradi­tionalists, as well as avant-garde nouvelle cuisine devotees. Famed chefs from Escoffier to Julia Child to Gordon Ramsay and more have all contributed their recipes, conventional or not so much.

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