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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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 But there is such an integrity to this menu, with rustic, funky, rich charcuterie that emerges from the basement curing room, owner Nino Loreto's fanatical devotion to local, and his grandfather's butcher block incorporated into the signage. Polly Campbell,, "The best restaurant of 2017 is ...," 11 Jan. 2018 Blackberry Farm, located near Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee, has expansive gardens, its own butcher, charcuterie kitchen, and on-site cheesemaker. Ac Shilton, Outside Online, "The Food Adventures We Covet Most," 5 July 2018 The charcuterie experience can be overwhelming at first, an exercise in picking a team of three, six or nine without knowing all the players. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Cured makes a 3½-star statement at the Pearl," 28 June 2018 Shoppers can find sourdough bread from the popular bakery Bread Alone, a new refrigerated beer room that offers a wide variety of craft beers, as well as charcuterie and smoked meats cured and prepared by the on-site chef Jesse Cole. Gisela Williams, New York Times, "Five Places to Go in Bantam, Conn.," 20 June 2018 Memorable meal: Stop in Denver Central Market to gather bespoke provisions, such as artisan bread, charcuterie and cheeses, to enhance that night’s campsite dinner; a quick avocado toast and coffee at the market will start you on the right foot., "Detours worth taking on your next road trip," 20 May 2018 From the creators of Tommy Nevin’s, Midnight Pig Tap Room is featuring local beers from Plainfield’s Midnight Pig and others, plus bar food like pork confit poutine, charcuterie boards, warm pretzels, cheese curds and a porchetta sandwich. Grace Wong,, "El Santo Taqueria brings LA-style tacos and salads to Albany Park, plus other restaurant news," 23 Apr. 2018 Cured In San Antonio, Cured chef and owner Steve McHugh stands among the fiercest champions of the charcuterie board. 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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