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Old 06-06-2008, 05:25 AM   #1
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Got Foie?

Some things in life are just so perfect. Close parking stalls. Sunny days. No wait in the check-out line. And foie gras. No superlatives are needed to describe foie gras. The only bad thing about it is when it's all gone.

Pan Seared Rougié Foie Gras
Crispy Brioche, Spicy Grape and Walnut Compote, Micro Arugula, Port and White Honey Gastrique


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Old 06-06-2008, 06:20 AM   #2
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Sign me up. Sounds fantastic.
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:37 AM   #3
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Very nice.
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:27 AM   #4
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I recall reading a few articles last summer about a few states that were outlawing serving foie gras. Some chefs (myself included) were so outraged and offended about being denied the ability to serve a food product that they started getting fancy with the terminology.

In one restaurant, it was against the law to sell it...so the chefs gave it away for free, no charge, on the menu. It came with a side of 'anything', such as the garnish, or even a shot of sparkling water...and charged the market price of foie gras for the other item.

Sign me up, I'll take mine sauteed with blueberries and lemon zest on a bed of arugula, please.
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I want to make a foie gras au torchon, but it's such a pain in the butt. I've only made it once before.

Chicago just recently lifted it's ban on foie gras, but California is supposedly going to ban foie gras starting in 2012. LOL no foie gras at The French Laundry?
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Old 06-06-2008, 05:46 PM   #6
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I want to make a foie gras au torchon, but it's such a pain in the butt. I've only made it once before.

Chicago just recently lifted it's ban on foie gras, but California is supposedly going to ban foie gras starting in 2012. LOL no foie gras at The French Laundry?
That's precisely what the news article said. My guess is the ban was lifted because it was being served, anyway, just cleverly
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That's precisely what the news article said. My guess is the ban was lifted because it was being served, anyway, just cleverly
If animal cruelty is the basis of why foie should be banned, then chicken, or just most commercial poultry in general, should be targets of those misguided animal rights activists.
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I'm all for serving foie, def. dont think it should be banned, but I couldn't eat it myself. I really don't know what it is that I can't get past. I'm the same way about veal too.

The spicy grape and walnut compote sounds great though; what went into it?
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The spicy grape and walnut compote sounds great though; what went into it?
The compote is really easy. After the foie is seared, it's placed on a sizzle platter to finish in the oven. While that's finishing up, grapes and toasted walnuts are added to the hot pan with the rendered foie gras fat to heat through, then seasoned with salt, cayenne, and just a little bit of butter for some body.
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Some things in life are just so perfect. Close parking stalls. Sunny days. No wait in the check-out line. And foie gras. No superlatives are needed to describe foie gras. The only bad thing about it is when it's all gone.

Pan Seared Rougié Foie Gras
Crispy Brioche, Spicy Grape and Walnut Compote, Micro Arugula, Port and White Honey Gastrique

Have you ever tried lingonberries instead of the grapes. They will be more of a contrast with the honey.. I love lingonberry preserves..
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