I remember watching an episode of Floyd on France some time ago which described a French town as famous for their cured meats. I believe the word began with an 'H', and referred to the process of curing meat. If anyone could remember the term, I would sleep easier.


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Charcuterie. From French : chair 'flesh' & cuit 'cooked'.

Reference : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charcuterie

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    How much more useful, and helpful to the asker, if you had provided a clear definition of the said word. And that way you would have filled the minimum number of characters.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Apr 18, 2015 at 6:53
  • @Mari-LouA , just so your comment still makes sense to future readers , I edited the answer to make it more helpful and complete.
    – Prem
    Apr 18, 2015 at 12:03
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    @Prem you're too good a person, you must be new to EL&U! :-)
    – Mari-Lou A
    Apr 18, 2015 at 12:05
  • @Mari-LouA , thanks for your compliment ! Yes, I am relatively new here, atleast in terms of active usage !
    – Prem
    Apr 18, 2015 at 12:14
  • I beleive that's what I'm looking for! Thanks very much.
    – user117603
    Apr 21, 2015 at 1:11

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