Word of the Week: Charcuterie


You may have seen this word on a restaurant menu and thought, “Wow! That sure sounds fancy!” But what does it actually mean?

“Charcuterie” is a French word for a store that sells cold cooked meats and also describes the products sold in those stores (think smoked, cured, and salted meats).

Used in a sentence:

None of my friends knows what charcuterie means, yet they order it anyway every time they see it on a restaurant menu.

Bon appétit!

Nice Plate of Corsican Charcuterie” by Commonorgarden is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.