Michael J. Panter, New Jersey Assemblyman has proposed a statewide ban on the forcible feeding of ducks and geese to make foie gras. Hmm, but non-forcible foie gras would be OK?
The ban set Anthony Bourdain on one of his “bobble-head doll rants”–or so Michael Ruhlman asked the opinionated chef/author in an enteratining exchange on Salon.com.
And just in case you don’t like chewing your foie gras, you can now toss down the hatch and try not to trigger your gag reflex. According to NYMag, the newly opened Lonesome Dove Western Bistro has this on their menu:
FOIE GRAS SHOOTER: Liquefied foie gras, something I created a couple of years ago. I roast the foie gras with some chiles and some salt and then we take all that fat and emulsify it with orange juice, Grand Marnier, and fresh coffee grounds. Put it into a shot, top with whipped cream, and make a little tuile cookie with foie gras instead of butter. In the cowboy spirit, do it in a shot and eat the cookie. Gorgeous!