When I was working in a restaurant in Philadelphia some years ago, a customer exclaimed, "I just love pâté. What is pâté, anyway?" Well, it can be as simple as pureed chicken livers mashed into a ramekin or as elaborate as a thrush terrine with foie gras and Armagnac.
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