I was smitten by the neighborhood brasseries and enjoyed the fact Heineken could be purchased from vendors strolling the streets with the ice cold cans. Often a staple on brasserie menus, the Tuna Nicoise salad is a meal fit for a tour champion and served with a beer and hunk of fresh baguette. To accompany Le Tour and Le Nicoise this week we've chosen The Triplets of Belleville, a beautifully animated film about a grandmother who employs the help of group of percussive old ladies in order to free her kidnapped grandson, the aptly named, Champion, a rider in Le Tour de France.
Entrée: Tuna Nicoise Salad
Popcorn: Herbs de Provence, Olive Oil, and Sea Salt
Beverage: Heineken or Heineken Light in a Can
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Because olive oil has a low smoke point, you must use canola to pop the popcorn. Use 3 tablespoons of canola oil in a large covered pot to pop 1/3 cup kernels. You may also air pop the corn before adding the topping.
Warm 1/8 cup olive oil over medium-low heat and add 1 tablespoon Herbs de Provence. Toss mixture over popcorn and sprinkle with sea salt.