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!
This recipe is a fantastic meld of flavors, perfect for a fall appetizer. The delicate flavor of the goose liver is complemented by hints of cherry and the coarsely chopped goose meat, which is a very rich poultry.
Excited about a new Charcutepalooza challenge, I made a Pâté en Croute: pork pâté surrounding a lightly seared wild boar loin, wrapped in pastry, and baked. It became my failure. Wanting success, I turned to an English Pork Pie, and it worked.