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How To Arrange A Charcuterie Plate

By Emma Haberman | November 14, 2012

Photo: Emma Haberman

Photo: Emma Haberman

Charcuterie is the French word for prepared meat products such as pate, rillette, and sausage, as well as the butcher shop that sells them. Coming from chair (“flesh”) and cuit (“cooked”), charcuterie was originally prepared as a way to preserve meat before the invention of refrigerators. Today we use it for the delicious flavor that comes from the preservation process. Read More


Shopping For Meat: How To Make A Conscientious Choice

By admin | October 4, 2011

Photo:  Laura Appleyard

Photo: Laura Appleyard


The choice between vegetarianism and carnivorism isn’t always an easy one. Though some avoid meat as a matter of taste, many people go vegetarian to protest the inhumane treatment of animals as they are raised to be eaten. For those who are squeamish about livestock practices but can’t live without a cheeseburger, shopping options are limited. People living in rural areas may have access to farms where they can easily learn how their meat was raised, but most of America buys its meat in a supermarket. City-dwellers must either settle for grocery store mystery meat, or go to smaller, sustainable butchers, which are, unfortunately, usually more expensive.

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