Ocean Charcuterie

Posted by Keren on June 29th, 2022

charcuterie board is an appetizer typically served on a wooden board or stone slab that features a selection of preserved foods, especially cured meats or pâtés, as well as cheeses and crackers or bread. While there is a distinction between charcuterie boards and cheese boards, the terms have largely become interchangeable and the difference is merely semantic

Charcuterie is cured meat, derived from the French chair, 'flesh', and cuit, 'cooked' and was coined in 15th century The owners of shops specializing in charcuterie (charcutiers) became popular for their detailed preparation of cured meats and helped establish stylized arrangements of food as part of 

However, according to food historian Sarah Wassberg Johnson, charcuterie boards also have their roots in the simple meals that had been eaten by laborers of the working class throughout Europe since the , often consisting of meats, cheeses, bread, local produce, and wine or beer. Moreover, these meals evolved and found their way to higher society with the  of formal dinners in 18th and 19th century France, , and . The cheese course remained common at these formal dinners before they were rapidly replaced by the dessert course by the end of the 19th century.[1]

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