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California to ban foie gras.

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by mgm9128, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. mgm9128

    mgm9128 Senior member

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    http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/in-california-foie-gras-will-soon-be-a-faux-pas-09082011.html

    Thoughts?
     


  2. ErnestoG.

    ErnestoG. Senior member

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  3. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    that happened years ago with a long lead time. i think it's sometime next spring or early summer. won't happen.
     


  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    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.
     
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    Joffrey Senior member

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  6. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    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.
     


  7. Xericx

    Xericx Senior member

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    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
     


  8. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Is this Gov. Schwarzenegger's doing? You'll all be eating hamburgers and fries.
     


  9. Sir Humphrey Appleby

    Sir Humphrey Appleby Senior member

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    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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  10. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    You are a duck?
     


  11. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    I guess it's happening.

    http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-0628-foie-gras-20120628,0,566733.story

    A local restaurant (Julienne) was having special foie-themed prix fixe dinners these past two weeks.
     


  12. why

    why Senior member

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    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.
     
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  13. HORNS

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    What's great is that the restaurants in the Presidio are not subject to this law because they are on Federal land.
     


  14. curzon

    curzon Senior member

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    ^ 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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  15. hopkins_student

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    This is far too reasonable.
     


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