Food Coma: Memories of Charcuterie

Okay maybe not the most appropriate title for this post, but it was that time of year.

I’m not talking turkey. I’m talking the apps, munchies, and beverages that fill you up and fill you out over the holidays, but are so delicious. In particular, Charcuterie. My theory, don’t deprive yourself. Pay the tax the next day (or the next four whatever it takes).

Charcuterie (“shar-KYOO-ter-ee”) is the art of making sausages and other cured, smoked and preserved meats. In addition to sausages, other charcuterie items include pâtés, terrines, galantines, confit and crèpinettes. It’s not a new thing, it’s been around for a while. It’s meat plain and simple. Good stuff.

I recently put together a Charcuterie platter for a friends party, mostly made up of treasures from Seed to Sausage. Yes this business has a little gem of a general store located right in my neighbourhood. If you haven’t tried it or heard of it, you should get some. And also where have you been?

This product is not inexpensive. It is also some of the best out there and well worth the cost. This board in particular cost about $100 to put together, but fed 40 people.

Isn’t it a thing of beauty?

charcuterie

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