Would I buy special seeds, wrestle with spiny green monsters, and individually prep dozens of tiny cucumbers just so I could make something I could buy in a store? Of course I would. And you can too! Also, pate.
The dinner blew my guests away. It also told a story. The photos made it, barely. And the charcutepalooza experience was an initiation ritual, taking me from mere observer into a new world of meaty knowledge and appreciation.
Paté is one of those dishes that people assume is difficult to make, exotic to taste, expensive to buy and luxurious to afford. But it doesn’t have to be! With a little work and the right tools, you can make a great paté right at home!