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    So I bought pate from Trader Joe's the other day. I had seen it there for months but never bought it, and one day I finally worked up the courage and---oh my GOD it was the most disgusting thing I've eaten in a loooooooong time. Tasted just the way canned dog food smells, even has that gel on top...is there a reason everyone else seems to like it and a way I can?? I was hoping to like it so that I'd get some organ meats in my diet :/
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  • #2
    LOL, thats too bad! I had it for the first time in Kindergarten and it was presented as a special "picnic" food with crackers. I've loved it ever since. The "gel" is full of gelatin and is very good for you too, though some people can't get over savory jello
    I don't know how you would acquire a taste for it, other than keep trying. Inside celery maybe? on slices of cheese? I like it straight up, but it reminds me of when I ate it on soft bagguette

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    • #3
      Ha ha, I love it too, but sometimes the bought stuff can be pretty disgusting. I suggest you buy a really good one that contains just the basic pate ingredients and try that. I love it on toast (shhh, don't tell anyone) for breakfast.
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      • #4
        How about trying some homemade...

        Paleobird's recipe is a huge hit! And its not a "gel" type recipe, so that might help.
        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34322.html

        I've eaten organ meats, pate, liver wurst, and various organ/offal meat tureens (head cheese anyone, <3) since childhood sooo... I LOVE them.
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        • #5
          Chicken live pate yum...
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          • #6
            I hate liver too. But I really need it in my diet. I have taken to using lamb liver, freezing it, then cutting it in to cubes and taking it like pills. I am a very adventurous eater and have even grown to enjoy bone marrow - but liver just kills me. I can eat a little bit once in a while, but then my gag reflex takes over.

            I can eat some pate - but I am egg and dairy free and it usually contains both.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by jammies View Post
              I hate liver too. But I really need it in my diet. I have taken to using lamb liver, freezing it, then cutting it in to cubes and taking it like pills. I am a very adventurous eater and have even grown to enjoy bone marrow - but liver just kills me. I can eat a little bit once in a while, but then my gag reflex takes over.

              I can eat some pate - but I am egg and dairy free and it usually contains both.
              That's a really good idea, freezing it and everything! I might do that, thanks
              "The mountains are calling and I must go."
              --John Muir


              "I don't know what's wrong with me, but I love this shit."
              --Tommy Caldwell


              ‎"Think like a geek. Eat like a hunter. Train like a fighter. Look like a model. Live beyond."
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              • #8
                Find a fancy charcuterie or european deli and see if you can get some foie gras mousse or chicken liver parfait... now THERE is some undeniable yum that is not in the least like dog food.

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                • #9
                  Why not make your own? It is easy, you can control the proportion of liver in the mix, i.e. make it mainly duck, or pork, rabbit, and if it is a strong flavour (like the duck) you won't even notice the liver. But the nutritional benefit will be there. All you need is a mincer (grinder) and a container to put in the oven. No other special equipment.

                  Recipes - google duck pate or pork pate or country pate - or I can post my basic method, which I vary according to what main flavour I fancy.

                  It is also a brilliant vehicle for adding any micro nutrients - a little turmeric, or lots of garlic and thyme and juniper berries etc.

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                  • #10
                    Ok I love pate but all my life I've eaten it on toast or a thick slice of fresh bread!!! Just wondering how u guys eat it now?

                    H x
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                    • #11
                      I can't imagine making processed pate is markedly different from making dog food. Pate is sooo delicious and easy to make at home. I put a lot of butter in a hot pan, about 2 parts meats to one part butter, so that it bubbles up and then I cook homemade bacon, chicken liver, and heart. I then put it all in the food processor or blender with another 1 part soft butter, herbs, and seasoning. There is nothing dog-foody about it. You will lick the food processor. You should also try dirty rice!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by PeaceCorpsCaveMan View Post
                        I can't imagine making processed pate is markedly different from making dog food. Pate is sooo delicious and easy to make at home. I put a lot of butter in a hot pan, about 2 parts meats to one part butter, so that it bubbles up and then I cook homemade bacon, chicken liver, and heart. I then put it all in the food processor or blender with another 1 part soft butter, herbs, and seasoning. There is nothing dog-foody about it. You will lick the food processor. You should also try dirty rice!
                        You forgot the most important ingredient - The booze!

                        I have Emeril Lagasse's Pate recipe book marked. It's the next recipe I plan on trying.
                        Chicken Liver Pate: Terrine de Foies de Volaille Recipe : Emeril Lagasse : Food Network

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Clymb View Post
                          So I bought pate from Trader Joe's the other day. I had seen it there for months but never bought it, and one day I finally worked up the courage and---
                          Same story here but with a different ending. I really like the stuff and eat it several times a week with potatoes and poached eggs. Yum.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by newlife77 View Post
                            Ok I love pate but all my life I've eaten it on toast or a thick slice of fresh bread!!! Just wondering how u guys eat it now?

                            H x
                            On a hard cheese.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by newlife77 View Post
                              Ok I love pate but all my life I've eaten it on toast or a thick slice of fresh bread!!! Just wondering how u guys eat it now?

                              H x
                              Lick it from a spoon The bread was dulling down the delicious taste anyway.
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