Olives, Olives, Olives in Nice, France



Olives are in my top 10 of favorite foods. A great snack food, olives often get packed in little containers for my mid-afternoon fuel break. I serve them anytime, as a starter, in a salad, in a Spicy Sicilian Chicken dish, in tuna or chicken salad sandwiches, whenever a little extra salt is needed. (In those cases, I always omit the seasoning salt part of the dish.)

While I serve them at dinner parties, olives don’t make it into my dinner time menu on a regular week night. My husband cannot stand them. He’s been plagued with memories of canned black pitted olives since childhood and can’t get past their salty but bland taste. I’ve tried and tried to curtail his disgust, with no luck.

No worries! A few days in Nice celebrated (and on some level tired me) of my olive habit. I’m sure I just need a break for a few weeks. I’ll be back to it in no time. Until then, some photos from the Nice and Antibes markets.

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  • Bobby

    Hi Maggie!
    I just subscribed to your website, as it’s becoming a
    daily haunt of mine 🙂 These photos of the olives in
    Nice are great- I wish I could have been there with you
    and our friend Lise. Things are great in Chicago- not
    sure if Lise told you but we moved here earlier this
    summer. What an epicurian city!!! If you’d ever like
    visit, you have an open invitation to our cute little
    guest room. Maybe if you’re really nice to him, my
    partner Will, will make you his famous savory Olive Cake.
    Take good care,

  • lisa

    hi maggie

    I am in nice now and love olives! Where in nice can I get some of these olives?



  • Maggie

    Saturday morning, the old town area where they have the produce markets! So fun and colorful.