Protester Becomes Human Foie Gras

Foie Gras

Thanks to a cultured upbringing, I love all manner of food (except shellfish). One of my favorites is foie gras. What is that you ask? Well it is the liver of a duck or goose that is one of the most popular delicacies in French cuisine and its flavor is described as rich, buttery, and delicate, unlike that of a regular duck or goose liver. Foie gras can be sold whole, or prepared into mousse, parfait, or pâté, and is typically served as an accompaniment to toast or steak.

The big deal comes from the fact that in order to fatten a goose, you have to force feed it or fatten the bird by gavage. Gavage is where you stick a hose into the goose and shove food into the birds crop. This has garnered attention as animal cruelty and this one TV show host in foreign land undergoes a force feeding to show how horrible it is. But let me tell you, some grilled foie gras and toast points with truffle oil is quite the delectable little dish.

Fava Beans and Chianti.

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