Delicatessen : Charcuterie is the whole of products processed from meat and D'offal, porc, volaille, game, veal, beef, mouton and, more recently, of fish and shellfish.
The word also designates the store where these products are sold and the professional sector that trades them. In Europe, charcuterie is particularly developed in countries where pig farming has a long tradition (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, France, Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Suede, Switzerland).
In the rest of the world, charcuterie is also present but depends on local culinary habits, the climate and therefore the farming practices of each country and foreign contributions (colonization, globalization, etc.).
See as well Delicatessen under Mouth slang.
Quotation from the French writer Michel Houellebecq: “The Carrefour Market with almost deserted alleys. appeared as a last vestige of civilization of human occupation; I made provision for cheese, deli meats and Red wine, with the irrational but persistent impression that I was going to have to endure a siege. » in serotonin (2019, Flammarion Editions).