Thursday, September 4, 2008

Vegetable Tian and Couscous Grain


Tian de l├ęgumes sur lit de couscous - Vegetable Tian and Couscous Grain by La tartine gourmande.


picture and recipe by by La tartine gourmande

I'm not sure about all the reds in the photo but this is a very interesting and authentic couscous recipe from the south of France.

What is a Tian?

This dish is takes us to the South of France. The original meaning of the word Tain is actually the receptacle in which the dish used to be cooked. Un plat en terre de provence (a Terra Cotta dish  from Provence) used to prepare and cook vegetables. Today, whenever we speak about un tian, we think about the food rather than the dish. So a tian is layered vegetables cooked in the oven.

You can go and see the whole couscous recipe on La Tartine Gourmande