Like so many others I love France and French food, the way they use everything available, waste nothing and can bring out the very best in the humblest of ingredients. While some think of French food as a complicated, cheffy, over styled cuisine, for me it is the rustic, rural dishes that grab my interest and tickle my taste buds the most.
Tapenade originally hails from the Provence region of France where olives feature as the main ingredient. While I love making tapenade with olives I also like to mix things up a bit and try different veggies to get different flavours and textures into this simple paste like sauce/dip. This is my Cavolo Nero Tapenade made with the richly robust cabbage from Italy. A little bit of a Mediterranean flavour fusion….