Pâté the Movie

By admin ~ December 29th, 2009. Filed under: pâté (pate).

Pâté is one of those all-too-rare short films that creates a startling and unique world onto itself. It doesn’t try to mimic other films, or make futile gestures to imitate formuliac Hollywood plots and narrative structures. Instead, the post-apocalyptic spirit of Agnieszka’s short film is closer to playwrights Eugene Ionosco and Samuel Beckett’s theatre of the absurd and the dystopian wastelands envisioned by such writers William S. Burroughs and J.G. Ballard than the cinema’s usual science fiction and doomsday dramas.

Interactive tool

By admin ~ December 18th, 2009. Filed under: Software.

Pâté is a visual and interactive tool for parsing and transforming grammars. Pâté can show the textual or graphical visualization of a derivation for a given grammar (restricted or unrestricted). With the textual visualization, a step-by-step derivation is displayed including the rules used at each step. In the the graphical visualization, a parse tree for the derivation is shown with each node representing a symbol or a variable.

Vegetarian pâtés

By admin ~ December 18th, 2009. Filed under: Vegetarian.

Pâté is a mixture of ground meat and fat minced into a spreadable paste. Common additions include vegetables, herbs, spices, and wine. Vegetarian pâtés based on tofu, mushrooms, nuts or various beans are available.

Pâté Chinois

By admin ~ December 18th, 2009. Filed under: pâté (pate).

Pâté chinois is a French Canadian dish similar to English cottage pie, shepherd’s pie or French hachis Parmentier. It is made from layered ground beef (sometimes mixed with sautéed diced onions) on the bottom layer, canned corn (either whole-kernel, creamed, or a mix) for the middle layer, and mashed potatoes on top. Variations may include sprinkling paprika on top of the potatoes, reversing the layering of ingredients, adding diced bell peppers to the ground beef, and serving the dish with pickled eggs or beets. Pâté chinois (the words mean “Chinese pie” in English) is often consumed with ketchup mixed in.

pâté or terrine – the difference is clear

By admin ~ December 18th, 2009. Filed under: pâté (pate).

Today, the terms pâté and terrine are often used interchangeably. Pâté is simply a mixture of seasoned ground seafood, poultry, meat or vegetables, and often a combination of several different base ingredients. Beef, pork, liver, ham, seafood, wild game, poultry, and vegetables are all candidates for pâté. The grind can be smooth and creamy or on the chunky side. It may be served hot or cold, molded or unmolded.

Pâté de foie gras is considered an ultimate culinary delight, the king of pâtés. Along with its pedigree comes a hefty price tag. Foie gras is French for “fat liver,” and this pâté is made from the livers of specially fattened geese or duck.

The practice of force-feeding geese to enlarge their livers dates back to at least 400 B.C. Egyptian hieroglyphics depict slaves force-feeding geese to enlarge the livers.

Kate on KDE3 plugin

By admin ~ December 18th, 2009. Filed under: Software.

Pâté is a plugin for Kate on KDE3 that allows you to create new plugins in Python for Kate. Pate makes Kate plugin development simple and intuitive. No more creating a mish-mash of shared libraries, desktop files, rc files, etc… Just create your plugin and drop it in a directory. Pate is available as a source tarball. You can get the latest source from the bazaar repository.