a funny word. It always sounds like a card game – “Care to play a few
rounds of rillettes?” I never figured out how this spreadable
cornerstone of the charcuterie world got its name, but I’m sure some
etymologists out there might have some insight to share?
meantime, I’ve been enjoying being back in the kitchen. After sweating
over my next
book, a memoir with recipes, I’m excited (and so are my eyes)
to step away from the computer, after scanning pages and paragraphs,
checking French verb tenses, and verifying timelines of events, to get
all the details right. Thankfully there are just a few more passes
(lookovers) and now I have more time to spend back into the kitchen.