Socca has been a new love of mine this summer. With the long summer days and the heat unwavering, we have been reaching for easy salads and easy, light meals. On the 4th of July, with my family gathered, we realized it was close to fireworks showtime and none of us had eaten a formal meal yet (we had been snacking all day). I quickly whipped up a simple socca pizza with some pesto, zucchini, and yellow squash that I had on hand, and we devoured it together in the kitchen, not even stopping to sit down.
In my research on the history of socca, I discovered it’s a traditional dish hailing from the south of France, and more specifically, Nice. In light of recent events, as I write this, my heart goes out to those in Nice. Love and peace have never been more on the forefront of my mind….