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Country Pâté from Hog by Richard H. Turner

In his survey of cooking pork from every part of the pig and using every possible cooking technique, Hog author Richard H. Turner presents recipes from around the world. Here is a rough, rustic French-style terrine. Add some bread, some pickles, and of course red wine to give you a wonderful fall meal. The recipe…

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Eggplant Pate from Olives, Lemons & Za’tar

No, it’s not pate like you’ll find in Paris. But it surely has the vibrant quality of a signature dish. This Eggplant Pate, from Olives, Lemons, and Za’atar by Rawia Bishara, seeks to inundate you with layers of texture and flavor. This can be an appetizer with wine before your meal, the salad, a side…

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Chicken Terrine from Northern Italy

  If you are going to do something, then do it well. With intensity and passion. For example, take chicken. “Tastes just like chicken” may be the most used culinary insult available. Because chicken can really, really be exceptionally good. Yet we are all quite stuck in our cooking-chicken ways: baked, roasted, barbequed. How can…

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Baker’s Foie from Tartine Bread

Pâté is a four letter word. Foie gras are two four letter words. Either way, they conjure up a vision of something unhealthy, that takes too long to make, that is a hotsy-totsy food. There are many reasons for not touching the stuff. On the other hand, in that gourmet section of your grocery store,…

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