Thursday, December 23, 2010

My Charcuterie

From Xmas Food 2010 4
So here is the duck galantine with pistachios I made for our annual Christmas party. It smells great and the texture is exactly what I hoped it would be when I wrote the recipe.  I know this is probably going to sound conceited, but it only dawned on me today that I did not have to look up a recipe for this or any of the other charcuterie things I made. I just wrote out what to do and did it. I suppose I should not be surprised. I mean, I've been cooking for more than thirty years. Yet still, something like this is so far away from what I usually prepare that I the accomplishment surprised me. 

This pâté de campagne is redolent of garlic and juniper and really delicious and I'm chagrined to realize that I did not write a recipe for it. Oh well. 

Merry, merry folks! 


anne said...

I think I would embarrass myself if I were in close proximity of that pate de campagne.

Carri said...

I'm right with you, anne. Happy Holidays to you and yours, Bob. It certainly looks like it will be a delicious one.

Jamie said...

Looks awesome Bob!

Kevin said...

Merry, Merry! Bob

Natalie Sztern said...

I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and I know from the work you spent on this dinner it is a holiday the family will definitely feast off of.

it was wonderful watching you pour such love into this special dinner.

Tags said...

Many merry more to you and yours, Bob.

And happy holidays to all this fine solstice.

Philip Vogelzang said...

Fantastic work Bob. Congratulations.
And merry Christmas.