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A plate of socca


Borrowed from French socca.


socca (uncountable)

  1. A French dish popular in Nice; a kind of chickpea pancake seasoned and eaten hot.
    Synonym: (Italian) farinata
    Hypernym: pancake
    • 1999, Daniel Boulud; Dorie Greenspan, Daniel Boulud's Cafe Boulud Cookbook, Simon and Schuster, →ISBN, page 80:
      Socca, a soft chickpea pancake, is as popular in Nice as pizza is in New York City. In fact, socca is so popular in Nice that you're as likely to be knocked down by a socca delivery man on his specially built []
    • 2008 March 26, The New York Times, “New Places: Nizza and Sookk”, in New York Times[1]:
      But the best approach to a meal at Nizza is snacking: a plate of salumi; an order or two of excellent socca, the savory pancake made from chickpea flour that’s a regional staple, flavored at Nizza with sage and onions; [] Nizza in Clinton serves socca, a pancake made from chickpea flour.
    • 2011, Fodor's, Fodor's Provence & the French Riviera: with Paris, Fodor's Travel (→ISBN)
      His brief menu, which changes completely every three weeks, often involves modern twists on traditional Niçois dishes such as socca (a chickpea-flour pancake) wrapped around stir-fried spring vegetables.

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Socca being prepared in Nice.


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socca f (plural soccas)

  1. socca (soft chickpea pancake)
    Synonym: (Toulon) cade
    • 2012, Jean-Pierre Lac, Histoire d'une passion corse, Mon Petit Éditeur, →ISBN, page 89:
      Pour le déjeuner, ma mère avait cuisiné léger, une socca, une tarte niçoise à base de farine de pois chiches que l'on dégustait traditionnellement dans les ruelles de la vieille ville.
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