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.