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Last Hurrah for Foie Gras

Last Hurrah for Foie Gras

| May 9, 2012 | 4 Comments

Unless something surprising happens, Californians will no longer see foie gras on restaurant menus starting July 1. A 2004 state bill enacted the ban, championed by then state Senate President Pro Tem John Burton, who told KQED’s Forum he doesn’t profess to be an expert on foie gras. He just wants to stop the force feeding of birds. “I don’t know why chefs can’t make something that tastes like foie gras that doesn’t mean they have to torture birds to do it.”

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KQED’s Forum: Foie Gras: To Ban or Not to Ban

KQED’s Forum: Foie Gras: To Ban or Not to Ban

| May 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Foie gras is at the center of debate in the California culinary world. More than 100 chefs are working to repeal a new law that would ban the force-feeding of ducks and sale of foie gras in the state starting on July 1.

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Jacques Pépin Talks Picky Eating, Foie Gras, and Paula Deen

Jacques Pépin Talks Picky Eating, Foie Gras, and Paula Deen

| April 25, 2012 | 6 Comments

I really wish I could write out Jacques’ voluptuous accent phonetically without it looking like I’m making fun of him. His cadence is just so enchanting, it makes you want to sit back with a glass of slow-sipping Calvados, close your eyes, and simply listen to all his stories.

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Forbidden Foie Gras

Forbidden Foie Gras

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

The countdown to California’s ban on foie gras, slated for July 1, has foie gras lovers eager to indulge while they can. A look at what chefs are saying about the ban, and a peek into what the future may hold.

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