Home-cured sauerkraut, piled high with boudin blanc, brined-and-smoked pork loin, and a hunk of smoked pork belly; whole-grain beer mustard; saucisson sec and garlic sour dills to start. It was a fine meal to finish up a great year of meat!
Compote is a dessert originating from 17th century France made of fruit preserved in syrup. The fruit is gently cooked in water or spirits with sugar and spices. I used black cherries in this batch but any sweet or sour cherry will DO.