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January 27, 2012 by Creative Culinary 49 Comments
May 21, 2012 at 10:12 am
I scanned the comments but no one seems to have asked this question (if they did and I missed it, sorry for being redundant): What kind of sherry — very dry, dry, or medium? I am assuming not sweet or cream sherry. I imagine dry Marsala would also be good in this recipe.
Creative Culinary says
May 21, 2012 at 10:28 am
That was a very good question! I had to look at the bottle and only in the description do they say ‘Moderately Dry’ so I’ve changed the recipe to say Medium Dry or Dry Sherry; I think either would be fine. Thanks!
Jeanne @ CookSister! says
February 9, 2012 at 7:58 am
Well done on the writing gig! And I am loving this paté. Usually I never get further than my beloved chicken liver or smoked mackerel paté, but this looks easy and really tempting!
Cookin' Canuck says
January 30, 2012 at 12:23 pm
Congratulations on your new writing gig, Barb! I’d happily sit myself down in front of this mushroom pate and eat it all night long. Washed down with a Manhattan, I think I’d be in heaven!
January 31, 2012 at 7:16 pm
Thank you Dara; I just need an extra weekend now in my schedule. 🙂 They are both so elegant and decadent; both separately and together. Preferably together.
January 30, 2012 at 9:46 am
Lovely recipe, thanks Barbara. I’ve been returning to some of the recipes I used to use some years back and making my own pates and terrines are among them. With the power in modern processors these days it is so much easier to do this – a far cry from pushing stuff through sieves, which is how I did it in my poorer days!
January 31, 2012 at 7:14 pm
I think that would have stopped me Amanda but I’m sort of thinking I want to try a more complicated terrine one of these days and yes, thankful for some modern equipment.
Sanjeeta kk says
January 30, 2012 at 4:35 am
Congratulations for your new work, looking forward to read your posts there. Love the first click, looks like a perfect party starters!
January 30, 2012 at 9:38 am
Thank you Sanjeeta; I’m hoping it’s the perfect partnership!
January 29, 2012 at 9:23 pm
Amazing photos! But I don’t think i’ve had Mushroom pate before ~ would love to try sometime soon hehe
January 30, 2012 at 3:59 am
Thank you Daily…my photo work is always ‘in progress’ and your kind remark is a nice reward. Do try the pate, easy and delicious.
Johnny West says
January 29, 2012 at 3:51 pm
Am going to to make the Manhattan tonight but am using High West Bourye single batch whiskey from Park City, Antikka Ricetta Vermouth from italy and Peychaud’s bitters. The cherries are marinading in Herring cherry liqueur. Cant’ wait!
January 30, 2012 at 3:58 am
Now that is some drink…why whiskey instead of rye?
January 30, 2012 at 4:19 am
Bourye – it’s what I have.
January 30, 2012 at 9:31 am
Ah…it’s blended with Rye. I don’t think I’ve ever had a bourbon/rye blend…and now want to try it…thanks for sharing.
January 29, 2012 at 1:26 pm
I have glasses very similar to those that I inherited from my grandmother. I never thought to serve Manhattans in them, even though that is one of my favorite cocktails. The mushroom pate is a must try- my husband is a mushroom fiend, and would love this!
January 30, 2012 at 3:56 am
Well, I guess I’ve now inherited them from someone’s grandmother even if not my own! I love them and it is how they were originally served; over the years they became relegated to a lowball glass. I think I like the old way better. So elegant.
January 29, 2012 at 10:11 am
Since I am such a mushroom lover, this pate sounds AMAZING!!! Love your glasses, my Dad is a huge lover of Manhattans. I will have to show him your post:-) Congrats on contributing for The Daily Basics, how exciting! Hugs, Terra
January 29, 2012 at 10:25 am
You are so sweet Tara; thank you for the kind comments. You should surprise your Dad sometime with homemade Maraschino cherries. They are amazing!
January 28, 2012 at 12:28 pm
I made a chilied mushroom pate by Susan Feniger a few years back, and it was pretty great. However, without even tasting yours, I know I’ll like it better because it contains one of my favorite things in the world – cream cheese. That said, your Manhattans look so elegant..the beautiful photo of them makes me feel like I’m in an elegant restaurant or small club in, well..Manhattan – light jazz playing in the background. 😉
January 28, 2012 at 2:06 pm
I love you. That is EXACTLY the ambiance I was going for. The cream cheese is more than just a binder that’s all I’m saying. 🙂
Brian @ A Thought For Food says
January 28, 2012 at 6:45 am
My mom always did a mushroom pate at dinner parties and now I’m going to have to start that tradition. I had forgotten about it until I saw your recipe. This looks marvelous and I can’t wait to get sippin’ on one of those Manhattans!
And congrats on the new gig!
January 28, 2012 at 11:20 am
Obviously the perfect pate for you isn’t it…I thought of you as I wrote ‘my vegetarian friends.’
Maris (In Good Taste) says
January 28, 2012 at 3:50 am
Congratulations on a well deserved new job! You will be awesome. This recipe looks so delicious and I cannot wait to make them
Thank you Maris…it’s pretty much the perfect fit for me. Funny, I don’t put a lot of appetizers on my blog…but I love them. This will help change that!
January 27, 2012 at 9:12 pm
Wow! Congratulations! I will definitely be following your articles, and can’t wait to try the mushroom pate. Sounds delightful!
January 28, 2012 at 11:19 am
Yay…and nice to meet you. Hope you do try it; it’s simple and pretty perfect if you ask me. Or if you had watched me try not to devour a whole bowl of it. 🙂
Lora ~ cakeduchess says
January 27, 2012 at 3:50 pm
The glasses are so pretty. The drink, the pâté…I’m craving a little of both right now. So excited that you are now writing for The Daily Basics. Congratulations.:) I look forward to reading all the upcoming posts.
January 28, 2012 at 11:12 am
The glasses were a job to get but the reward was so very worth it. You, me, drinks?
Lana @ Never Enough Thyme says
January 27, 2012 at 1:44 pm
First, Barb – congratulations on your new gig with Daily Basics! You were the perfect choice for an apps and cocktail contributor. What a story of finding just the right glass for your Manhattan! And what a guy, the restaurant manager, to help you out like he did.
I already have this pate on my weekend cooking list. Just can’t wait to try it. All my most favorite flavors in one lovely appetizer. Yum.
January 28, 2012 at 11:11 am
Only thing missing from you and that pate is me. Gosh I wish it was easier for us to transport ourselves to meet our favorite people.
January 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm
Wow that looks awesome! I wish I ever had a meal like this, with the same serving…
January 27, 2012 at 12:37 pm
I do love all your posts but your Happy Hour Fridays are quickly becoming my favorite. You always do such lovely write ups on the drinks and your photos are fabulous. Ron’s drink has been the Manhattan for years and the only bitters he ever uses is Angustura. He prefers his with the Sweet Vermouth and he would love your mushroom pate…with or without a Manhattan!
January 28, 2012 at 11:10 am
I love doing them too Paula…there are never-ending resources for recipes and I’ve been loving the ones with a history.
Sara @ Saucy Dipper says
January 27, 2012 at 12:27 pm
I love the Daily Basics. What a great match for you. And those glasses are fantastic. Glad you found them.
January 28, 2012 at 11:09 am
Thanks Sara; we thought so too! I will forever be indebted to Scott; we’ll have to make it to YaYa’s one day.
January 27, 2012 at 11:42 am
Oh, Barb, yay for you! Now more reason to prepare cocktails! And what goes better than a cocktail than an appetizer!! Yum, like a mini meal. LOVE this simple but wonderfully flavored pâté! I must bookmark this for when next we have people over!
January 28, 2012 at 11:08 am
It is simply wonderful…and truth be told I had simply forgotten about it. Don’t you love those rediscovered treasures?
January 27, 2012 at 9:17 am
Barb this is fantastic! I loved reading the story over at Daily Basic – and BTW Congratulations!!! The story, the cocktail the pate – a complete and total HOME RUN!!!
Have yet to see Mad Men – my parents were in the Martini crowd -faithfully had one every night!
Have bookmarked that Mushroom Pate – I think it will be making it’s appearance at my next appetizer get together!
Karen Harris says
January 27, 2012 at 7:15 am
Lovely story, lovely recipes. This mushroom pate is a must for my niece when she arrives here.
January 27, 2012 at 8:11 am
I love that I’ve been forced by circumstance to recall something that I like so much. I forgot how good it was!
Marianne Hertel says
January 27, 2012 at 6:45 am
Your mushroom and cream cheese pate sounds delicious! I wanted to add it to my recipe box but I didn’t see how to access it.
January 27, 2012 at 8:10 am
I’m working on adding the feature to allow users to add their recipe to a Ziplist recipe box now. Hoping to have it completed over the weekend. Soon!
SMITH BITES says
January 27, 2012 at 5:23 am
Yes indeedy THIS is how you start the weekend Barb . . . and CONGRATS on your new gig!! Beautiful stemware btw . . . Have just started a collection myself after my trip to OR last fall!!
January 27, 2012 at 8:12 am
Isn’t it lovely Deb? Even more lovely is the trouble someone went to for me so that I would have it; that’s the most special part of this particular adventure for me.
January 27, 2012 at 4:18 am
Heavenly! Both the drink and pate look very tempting. A great way of starting the weekend.
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