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California to ban foie gras.

post #1 of 22
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http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/in-california-foie-gras-will-soon-be-a-faux-pas-09082011.html
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The controversy has divided California’s gourmands and left the state’s most prominent chefs with a difficult decision: Obey the law and lose a favorite dish of high-end diners, or fight it and risk fines of up to $1,000 a day—and the wrath of protesters. Laurent Quenioux, visiting chef at Starry Kitchen in Los Angeles, has already made up his mind: “They can send me the foie gras police.”

Thoughts?
post #2 of 22
fuck the hippies.
post #3 of 22
that happened years ago with a long lead time. i think it's sometime next spring or early summer. won't happen.
post #4 of 22
It's not the law places have to worry about it's the protestors. I remember when I went to Cyrus I could still see some faint red paint defacing the front of the place as we entered and I also heard a protestor had actually punched Keane within the last few weeks as he entered the place.
post #5 of 22
I don't care.
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

It's not the law places have to worry about it's the protestors. I remember when I went to Cyrus I could still see some faint red paint defacing the front of the place as we entered and I also heard a protestor had actually punched Keane within the last few weeks as he entered the place.

Nah, the protestor (technically not a he, a legal transsexual) punched one of my coworkers, but not Keane. That led to the restraining order. It was fun times.


And mgm, this is old news, brah. Some of us knew about this back when you were hitting puberty.
post #7 of 22
All part of the People's Republic of California where they save us from ourselves. I don't eat Foie Gras that often, but I'd at least like the option to do so. But I guess I can go get it when I travel still.

Santa Monica recently banned paper bags as a free giveaway. They charge a dime for each of them now which isn't that big of a deal. Kind of lame, even at farmer's markets.
http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/2011/08/santa_monica_plastic_bag_ban_g.php
post #8 of 22
Is this Gov. Schwarzenegger's doing? You'll all be eating hamburgers and fries.
post #9 of 22
Good its horrible.

Edit to say it tastes horrible, you can get fake Foie Gras which I've been told tastes exactly the same.
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wow if its true then it a good news for me hahahah .......


You are a duck?
post #11 of 22
I guess it's happening.

http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-0628-foie-gras-20120628,0,566733.story
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On July 1, SB 1520, the bill that bans the production and sale of both foie gras and foie gras byproducts (including feathers for down jackets and comforters) goes into effect, and anybody wanting a legal taste of the stuff is going to have to do it in another state. After June 30, a restaurant that serves foie gras — typically produced via gavage, a process in which ducks or geese are fed through tubes inserted in their throats — can be fined up to $1,000.

A local restaurant (Julienne) was having special foie-themed prix fixe dinners these past two weeks.
post #12 of 22
I don't see a reason to ban it, but why are people on this site so obsessed by foie gras? It tastes okay but I think people are more enamored by the idea of eating it than the taste itself. I mean, I could make chicken liver mush and most people would probably never know the difference.
post #13 of 22
What's great is that the restaurants in the Presidio are not subject to this law because they are on Federal land.
post #14 of 22
^ Is the foie gras produced on federal land too? If not it will have be transported on state roads and/or waterways. When in transit would this be a violation of California law?

Whether foie gras or smoking I don't support bans that are imposed of business owners. Leave it up to the owner to determine what's on offer and the customer to decide whether to patronize. If the public genuinely detests foie gras good business sense shows it'll soon enough disappear from menus.
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Originally Posted by curzon View Post

^ Is the foie gras produced on federal land too? If not it will have be transported on state roads and/or waterways. When in transit would this be a violation of California law?
Whether foie gras or smoking I don't support bans that are imposed of business owners. Leave it up to the owner to determine what's on offer and the customer to decide whether to patronize. If the public genuinely detests foie gras good business sense shows it'll soon enough disappear from menus.
This is far too reasonable.
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