char·​cu·​te·​rie | \ (ˌ)shär-ˌkü-tə-ˈrē How to pronounce charcuterie (audio) \

Definition of charcuterie

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

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On Thursday night, at a birthday dinner for one of the camp's founders, the menu included charcuterie and barbecued ribeye that the 140 diners chased down with 60 bottles of Krug Grande Cuvée. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "What Going to Burning Man Is Really Like," 17 Dec. 2012 Here is the menu, which includes rotisserie meats, pastas, and steak house-style cuts, plus charcuterie and cheese boards, salads, and classics (steak frites, duck a l’orange, beef Bourguignon). Michael Klein,, "The Bercy: French brasserie style comes to Ardmore," 27 Apr. 2018 There’s also a charcuterie cave (!) and 1,200 kinds of wine. Christopher Muther,, "A new high in Los Angeles at the InterContinental," 27 June 2018 About a 15-minute-walk away is Embargo Wine Bar, an upbeat spot with charcuterie plates, chalkboard menus, and a bar lined with bottles from Moldovan producers such as Chateau Cristi and Minis Terrios. Alia Akkam, Vogue, "Why Moldova Is a Wine Destination Worth Knowing Now," 27 Sep. 2018 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,, "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

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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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