Terrine de Campagne The straightforward character of this terrine reminds us of the words of Richard Olney, an influential American cookbook writer and editor who rusticated in the French countryside for almost 50 years. "A simple terrine," he wrote in his Simple French Food, "is never so good as when prepared in the easiest possible way, all of the ingredients of the composition mixed, pell-mell but intimately, together."
The overall principle of terrines is that they include plenty of fatty pork, some minced or diced rabbit, chicken, duck or pheasant, generally with walnuts or pistachios added, so feel free to experiment with this recipe to find the terrine that best suits you. Ask the butcher to mince the pork and back fat with a coarse blade to ensure the meat is at its freshest. The terrine will need to be made one to two days before it is served to allow the flavours to mature and develop.