I discovered this wonderfully different pate almost by accident as you will read in this story. But in casting about for our 12 days of Christmas recipes, I realized it's just the kind of dish that has Holiday written all over it. A pate that you can put on a buffet table at a holiday party and watch disappear. And wonder of wonders, it's not a pate riddled fat. In fact the only fat in it is from the ground pork and veal. Nothing else. So go ahead and make this delicious dish one day this season. I think you'll wish me a Merry Christmas when you do. Now here's the background.