Community Picks

Community Picks — Charcuterie

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Foie Gras au Gros Sel  Tuna and Tarragon Terrine

Any Food52 member is welcome to help us test our Community Pick candidates, so go call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test in the comments section below! We'd love to see some new testers in the mix. Don't forget to email us your notes (about 100 words) to [email protected] by next Tuesday at 5pm (EST).

We'll collect your comments, decide the official list of Community Picks and publish your evaluation in the headnote if the recipe is selected as an Community Pick (with credit, of course!). And even if the recipe you test isn't chosen as an Community Pick, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

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over 2 years ago Kukla

Thank you AntoniaJames for a wonderful review! I will definitely try the combinations you suggested. And most of all, I thank you for being thoughtful and responsible, unlike susan g, who did not send her notes in time last week, and this week ElizabethQ did not test my recipe at all, although I gave her all the necessary instructions. Because of them I lost two Community Picks. Thanks’ again, AntoniaJames!!!

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over 2 years ago Christina Bailey

Bring on the Buffalo Chicken Rillettes, please. My husband will be very excited.

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over 2 years ago Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Senior Editor of Food52

Hi Christina Bailey -- hardlikearmour already called those for official testing, but please feel free to leave your tasting notes in the recipe's comments section if you do make them!

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over 2 years ago Greenbasket

I would love to test the Indian-Inspired Goat Rillettes. Indian food is my love.

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over 2 years ago Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Senior Editor of Food52

Just 2 recipes left for testing: Foie Gras au Gros Sel & Indian inspired Goat Rillette

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over 2 years ago SKK

When I went to check ingredients for Foie Gras au Gros Sel I got the dreaded chocolate baugette.

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over 2 years ago cristinasciarra

Oh no! I understand the frustration of the chocolate baguette all too well!

The ingredients are simple: 1 "fat" duck or goose liver (from the butcher or dartagnan.com); large-grain sea salt; black pepper and ¼ cup Cognac or Armagnac.

I promise it's worth it!

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over 2 years ago Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Senior Editor of Food52

Thanks Cristina! The recipe appears to be loading fine now -- sorry for the blank page issues this week. We've been looking into it and think we found the cause, and will hopefully be fixed as soon as a big traffic surge on the site dies down.

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over 2 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

Bright Korean Crepinettes, please. Does anyone know where to get caul fat or a decent substitute?

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over 2 years ago Mosaica

A real butcher shop should be able to help. If you're close to VT I'll gladly give you some :-) If you can't find, there's really not a substitute per se, but you could wrap them in very very very thinly sliced bacon and roast them that way; it would be a little different and quite possibly even more delicious. Thanks for trying these :-)

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over 2 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

VT is in driving distance but a little too far for this weekend, but thanks! Checking out a couple of butchers in NYC and have PLENTY of bacon if need be. Received 5 lbs of Nueske's for Xmas!

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over 2 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

Update, Mosaica... Dicksons Meat in Chelsea Mkt provided me with some thinly sliced pancetta and a pound of pork belly, usually carry caul fat or barding fat but not, alas, this New Year's Eve. So happy to be participating in Charcutepalooza. Also traveled to Little Korea and able to find pickled shiso leaves and the pepper paste. Thanks for posting the recipe!!

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over 2 years ago Mosaica

Oh, excellent! I really hope you like the crepinettes :-) And finding the pickled shiso leaves is such a testament to your Charcutepaloozian mojo.

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over 2 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

Lardo also is delicious with the crepinettes, (instead of the elusive caul fat), crisps up on top of them like a garnish. It was a challenge to make them since I am not a charcuterie cook but fun and the end product was delicious! I made it two nights in a row since the three of us couldn't eat it all at one sitting and the one day old mixture was even better. What a nice way to start the New Year.

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over 2 years ago Mosaica

Oh, I am really delighted! I'm new to Food52, and so I'm not yet sure-footed here, but creating, submitting, and having the recipe tested by you was just great. Really, I'm so glad you enjoyed them. Happy new year!

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over 2 years ago Kukla

Thank you AntoniaJames for choosing to test my recipe and especially for New Years Day! Have a very Happy New Year!

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over 2 years ago kitchensolo

I'd love to test the tandoori chicken sausage--sounds amazing!

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over 2 years ago LLStone

Tuna and French Tarragon Terrine, please! I've been itching to try one, and now seems like a good time.

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over 2 years ago Dabblings

Thanks for testing out my recipe! I hope you like it. It reminds me of summer :)

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over 2 years ago Dabblings

Thanks for testing out my recipe! I hope you like it. It reminds me of summer :)

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over 2 years ago LLStone

It's yummy, Dabblings! Really, really, yummy. We are enjoying it right now.

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over 2 years ago Bevi

I have to sit this one out - we'll be traveling - but congrats to all the CPC's and Happy New Year to All!

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over 2 years ago Helen's All Night Diner

I would love to try the (Very) Peppery Pate, please!

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over 2 years ago Rural Eating

The Most Requested Pate Ever, please!

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over 2 years ago ElizabethQ

I would like to try the Chicken Galantine. The Asian flavors appeal to me!

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over 2 years ago Kukla

Thank you ElizabethQ choosing my recipe!

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over 2 years ago ElizabethQ

I would like to try the Chicken Galantine. The Asian flavors appeal to me!

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I would love to test the Tuscan Liver Crostini please and congrats to the CPC's.

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over 2 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

I'll take the Buffalo Chicken Rilettes.

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over 2 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

I'll gladly test the Salmon Rillettes -- simply perfect for our New Years Day festivities!! ;o)