Typical Provence Ingredients
Can anyone tell me what the typical ingredients in Provence type dishes?
the first things that come to mind are some combination of garlic, olive oil, herbs de provence (which can include marjoram, thyme, rosemary, sage, rosemary or a number of other herbs mixed together), basil, lavender, fresh tomatoes - really, just fresh vegetables of any kind, fish, olives, wine, fennel... are you looking for specific recipes or just trying to define the regional cuisine? provence also has a lot of north african immigrants (especially in marseilles), and former colonialists who lived in north africa (mostly the pieds noirs from algeria), so there is also a north-african influence in a lot of the region
Herbs de Provence! :)
I'm really not a Provencal cuisine guru by any means, but I can tell you that Ratatouille is a very popular French Provencal dish.