charcuterie

noun
char·​cu·​te·​rie | \ (ˌ)shär-ˌkü-tə-ˈrē \

Definition of charcuterie

: a delicatessen specializing in dressed meats and meat dishes also : the products sold in such a shop

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Keep your guests full and stick with the theme by styling a charcuterie tray amongst your spooky Halloween decor. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, "20 Halloween Party Ideas So Sophisticated They’ll Scare You," 18 Oct. 2018 In other words, siu mei is something food lovers buy, not make — much like charcuterie in France, pit barbecue in the American South and Central European deli meats like pastrami and corned beef. Julia Moskin, New York Times, "Mastering Chinese-Style Ribs at Home," 9 July 2018 Whole pigs come in on Thursdays, and are broken down for chops, hocks and ingredients for charcuterie. Todd A. Price, NOLA.com, "Piece of Meat, a butcher and sandwich shop, arrives in Mid-City: Opening alert," 25 Apr. 2018 The cheerful scene feels particularly authentic in the morning as residents pull their grocery carts up to tables overflowing with the region’s celebrated cheeses, charcuterie, and produce. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "Exploring Annecy, the Venice of the French Alps," 7 Nov. 2018 Guests enjoyed a curated dinner, with charcuterie and halibut ceviche by chefs Marie Sadron and Aimee Hunter. Julia Russo, Vogue, "An Evening Under the Stars: We the Women Collective Hosts a Variety Show at the Venice Beach House," 18 Sep. 2018 Another great idea is a cheese and charcuterie board for people to nibble on. Talia Abbas, SELF, "How to Throw a Laid-Back Holiday Party at Home, from the Team at A Summer Day Cafe," 6 Dec. 2018 This pack from Portland’s beloved charcuterie includes bratwurst, franks, kielbasa, navarre and sopressata salami — and two beer koozies, just for fun. Olivia Hall, The Seattle Times, "Ways to eat well in the summer heat (no stove required)," 13 Aug. 2018 From Mexican to Italian to fried chicken and charcuterie, the city’s restaurant scene is on the rise. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio’s Top 9 restaurants," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of charcuterie

circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for charcuterie

French, literally, pork-butcher's shop, from Middle French chaircuiterie, from chaircutier pork butcher, from chair cuite cooked meat

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