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Socca Oven

kevin Feb 8, 2007 10:13 AM

has it relocated anywhere?

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    rdabke RE: kevin Feb 8, 2007 10:28 AM

    1511 Shattuck Avenue #B Berkeley Ca 94709 (510) 548-6001
    Isnt it still here?

    1. Robert Lauriston RE: kevin Feb 8, 2007 10:30 AM

      No, it's been replaced by a taqueria.

      You can get socca at Nizza la Bella or Rose Pistola (where they call it by its Italian name, farinata).

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        Doodleboomer RE: Robert Lauriston Feb 8, 2007 11:28 AM

        you mean to tell me that socca is the equivalent to farinata? i am dumbstruck right now because rose pistola's farinata is so delicious and savory and wonderful and the three different soccas i tried were absolutely inedible!

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          Robert Lauriston RE: Doodleboomer Feb 8, 2007 12:22 PM

          Farinata and socca are the Ligurian and Nicois names for the same dish. Here's Rose Pistola's recipe:


          The things that Socca Oven served didn't look like any socca I ever saw, but there are many variations on the recipe. I think topping them with stew or ragout was Gregoire's idea.

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          Doodleboomer RE: Robert Lauriston Feb 8, 2007 11:29 AM

          oh yeah, and completely different in texture, flavor and presentation

        3. Gary Soup RE: kevin Feb 8, 2007 10:54 AM

          Since we're getting esoteric with our flatbreads, is there any place in the Bay Area that serves "flammekueche", or Alsatian pizza? I know a gastro-pub (such as it is) called Les 3 Brasseurs in Montreal that features it, as "flammes". It's much lighter than pizza.

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            Ruth Lafler RE: Gary Soup Feb 8, 2007 11:40 AM

            A while back people were raving about the frozen Alsatian pizza at Trader Joe's.

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              Melanie Wong RE: Gary Soup Feb 8, 2007 03:35 PM

              Aka tarte flambe,

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