Derived from the French word for "cooked meat," charcuterie is a platter of fine cooked and dry-cured meats with various garnishes that's served as an appetizer. This platter serves up a variety of colors, flavors and textures.
Real Simple AUGUST 2007
Arrange the lettuce, prosciutto, soppressatta, turkey, cheese, onions, gherkins, and mustard on a platter. Serve with the artichoke hearts and baguette slices.
Tip: Take the cold cuts out of the refrigerator about 20 minutes before placing them on the platter. At room temperature, they'll be tastier, more tender, and less likely to tear.
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