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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The restaurant—featuring vegetables grown on the farm, meats and charcuterie from the ranch, and homemade ice cream—is a charming outdoor affair where diners sit under palapas surrounded by gardens. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "A Design Lover's Guide to the Baja Peninsula," 29 Mar. 2019 Montmartre has become a multi-ethnic, bohemian-chic neighborhood where designer boutiques jostle for space alongside Afro hairdressers and Turkish kebab shops, and trendy restaurants take over traditional cheese and charcuterie shops. Moira Hodgson, WSJ, "‘Little Culinary Triumphs’ and ‘Something Great and Beautiful’ Review: Staff of Life, Stuff of Farce," 14 Dec. 2018 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

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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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