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Fancy Food Show Trends and Slideshow

Fancy Food Show Trends and Slideshow

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Highlights, trends and fun photos from the 2013 Fancy Food Show. Superfood Mania, Coconut Everything, The Anti-Potato Chip, Gluten-Free Goods, Untraditional Sodas, Foie Gras, Black Truffles!

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Top Food Stories and Trends of 2012

Top Food Stories and Trends of 2012

Plastic bags, foie gras, soda taxes, backyard chickens, sustainable seafood: they all made it to the headlines this year. See the best and worst of 2012′s food news and trends as we head into the new year.

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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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Rising Star Chefs Afterglow

Rising Star Chefs Afterglow

| June 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

A recap of the Rising Star Chefs Revue tasting gala and awards ceremony, and unabashed love for Foie Gras “Neige.”

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Foie Gras: Duck, duck, goose

Foie Gras: Duck, duck, goose

| February 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

For a high-profile chef from New York City, it takes a certain amount of moxie to stand up at the recent Ecological Farming Conference at Asilomar and admit how much you love foie gras. It’s especially provocative if you’re Dan Barber, buddy of Michael Pollan, chef of the acclaimed Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns restaurants, and very vocal advocate of local, seasonal, and sustainable cooking.

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