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Definition of French Tian

Definition: Tian

A French specialty made from a composite of ingredients that are cooked or baked.

Originally, a tian referred to a Provençal-style bake of mixed vegetables, roasted in a gratin style. The word can also be used to describe any type of casserole-style course, from a braised vegetable stew to a layered dessert.

The term was derived from the the clay cooking vessel that is to prepare the dish.

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Food Food 8 years
Thanks Advah, that's a good piece of information to know. :) So in Provence, something more along these lines!
Advah Advah 8 years
Can I be annoyingly picky for a sec? :P I'm from Provence and we eat tians like crazy in my house, but I've never seen one look like that - instead, they're just vegetable slices arranged in rows. Actually, exactly like what is called "ratatouille" in Pixar's Ratatouille, in the restaurant (don't get me started on that). Always happy to hear about new takes on recipes though, I'll have to check the link!
samantha999 samantha999 8 years
Thank you :)
Food Food 8 years
Samantha999: If you click on the source link, you'll find a recipe!
samantha999 samantha999 8 years
I was kind of hoping for a sample recipe
chancleta chancleta 8 years
Interesting!
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