Proud man in front of a Charcuterie in France. - Stock image
Working, Adult, Bacon, Beef, Butcher
Antibes, France - May 24, 2014: Charcuterie is the branch of cooking devoted to prepared meat products, such as bacon, ham, sausage, terrines, galantines, pâtés, and confit, primarily from pork. It is part of the garde manger chef's repertoire. Originally intended as a way to preserve meat before the advent of refrigeration, they are prepared today for their flavors derived from the preservation processes.