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Definition: Tapenade

A thick paste-like condiment with origins in France's Provence region. The classic paste is usually made from olives, capers, anchovies, olive oil, lemon juice, and seasonings. However, these days you can find many other varieties, including garlic, sun-dried tomato, or artichoke. Excellent when paired with crisp toast, fish, or meat.


LaLa0428 LaLa0428 10 years
love it!! Thanks for recipe Advah.
Alisha_Stiletto Alisha_Stiletto 10 years
I could totally get naked and roll in tapenade, I love it that much. LOL!! Wait, was that TMI? Its awesome. I love a good piece of crusty French bread, a little bit of butter on it and then tapenade on top. Good times!
roxyb roxyb 10 years
MMMMMMM...I LOVE tapenade!!
Sherelyn Sherelyn 10 years
That particular tapenade is dark because it's made with kalamata olives or some other ripe olive. If you like olives, you'll like tapenade because that's primarily what it is. Olives. Nothing gross about olives hehehe. Besides, there are tons of things people eat that don't look like much but taste phenomenal. Caviar, foie gras, nori (seaweed), ginger, mushrooms... just to name a few.
Advah Advah 10 years
Wow do you guys think it looks disgusting only because it's dark? Tapenade is amaaazing, especially when you dip gressins in it. :P You can also find it with green olives (my fav since I don't like black olives). If some are interested, the recipe is fairly basic: -1can black olives -1can green olvives -1 small/medium ripe tomato -the juice of one lemon -pepper (avoid salt because of the olives) -a splash of olive oil -1-2 anchovies -herbs to taste Just put everything in a blender, and that's it!
Monoka Monoka 10 years
i would try it, look good and i like olives ♥
Diana172 Diana172 10 years
It looks like dirt! It really does sound good though, strange!
Pammy Pammy 10 years
Yum.. thank goodness Trader Joe's sells tapenade!
aimeeb aimeeb 10 years
i-am-elle i-am-elle 10 years
Mmm it sounds yummy. I haven't tried it but I would love to!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 10 years
Mmmm I had this stuff in Italy and France and yum yum! It is sooo good!
fragiletearz fragiletearz 10 years
I just threw up in my mouth a little...Is it as gross as it looks?
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