The fight over foie gras

To some, it’s a delicacy with a taste beyond comparison, but to others, its cultivation is an act of cruelty, and its consumption a crime. Foie gras, to put it simply, is traditionally meat from a goose or duck that has been forcibly fed (like so) which leads to a gigantic, fatty bird.

California has a ban on serving the fattened meat, but that hasn’t completely stopped people from serving dishes with the illegal ingredient.

From chefs Noah Blom of Arc and Santana, who think they’ve found a legal way to serve the meat - giving it away for free with a $55 glass of wine:

"No one has the right to tell people what to eat or not eat," Santana said. "Just because you’re vegetarian, vegan or love animals, it doesn’t mean your neighbor feels the same way.”

PETA, in response, has threatened legal action against the duo.

Read more on the debate here.

Photos: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

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    Go chefs!
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    that’s why it tastes so good? I haven’t felt this conflicted in a very long time
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    So now goose and duck are also under protection? Siahhhh =.=
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    It seems like no one thinks before they speak (that includes me). “No one has the right to tell people what to eat or...
  21. cattyfantastic said: mmmm, foie gras.