Pork Rillettes and the Pissaladiere – Classic French Hors d’Oeuvres

pork rillettes

pork rillettes

William D. Jones, MD, has two decades of experience treating Oklahoma City, OK, patients through quality preventive and occupational medicine. Having lived in France over two periods of his life, William D. Jones, MD, enjoys French cuisine and cooks it for his family and friends.

French cooking is known for its rich tradition of hors d’oeuvres, or appetizers, that are often served at social gatherings. One rustic pâté perfect for serving on fresh bread is pork rillettes. This rustic creation involves poaching pork in its own fat and shredding it. The rich pâté is then stored in some of that fat until it is prepared to eat, either by warming on the stovetop or in a slow cooker.

Another classic hors d’oeuvre, common in Nice, is the Provencal pissaladière, which can be made with a light puff pastry. A classic topping is onions sautéed in olive oil, often accompanied by tomatoes, thinly cut olives, and anchovies. The pissaladière can be cut into small rectangles, which makes it ideal as a finger food.


Tips for New Gym Members

55af68aa_main-image.xxxlarge_2xWilliam D. Jones, MD, is a self-employed physician based in Oklahoma City, OK, where he specializes in occupational and preventive medicine. In his free time, William D. Jones, MD, of OK enjoys working out at the gym.

Purchasing a gym membership can be helpful in motivating you to incorporate regular exercise into your routine. However, to maximize your gym experience, there are some things to learn after you sign up. It can be helpful to determine the gym’s peak times. This is especially pertinent for newcomers who are self-conscious, individuals who enjoy working out when the gym is relatively quiet, and for those who do not have time to wait for a machine.

Beginners should start out simply and slowly. Taking on a too intensive of a workout before you are ready is almost a sure way to burn out on the gym and stop going. Finally, one of the best ways to stick to a gym routine is to find a workout buddy.