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(Reason Magazine)   Judge finds loophole in California's foie gras ban   (reason.com) divider line
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2020-07-15 10:23:15 AM  
Quick, somebody tell me whether fatty goose liver counts in my paleo, keto, alkaline diet!
 
2020-07-15 11:12:27 AM  

FrancoFile: Quick, somebody tell me whether fatty goose liver counts in my paleo, keto, alkaline diet!


Pffft. Do you even sous vide crossfit bro?
 
2020-07-15 11:25:20 AM  
Forget judges, menus themselves provided loopholes. When the law banned the sale of foie gras itself, I remember hearing that some California chefs were putting $25 toasts on the menu with "complimentary foie gras."

Ahh, it's in the last sentence of the article:

"...restaurants would also be able to distribute the foie gras as a supposedly free "amuse bouche" add-on to an expensive meal, which some restaurants have apparently done."
 
2020-07-15 11:28:32 AM  
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2020-07-15 11:45:53 AM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: Forget judges, menus themselves provided loopholes. When the law banned the sale of foie gras itself, I remember hearing that some California chefs were putting $25 toasts on the menu with "complimentary foie gras."

Ahh, it's in the last sentence of the article:

"...restaurants would also be able to distribute the foie gras as a supposedly free "amuse bouche" add-on to an expensive meal, which some restaurants have apparently done."


Restaurants in Chicago did this same thing back when it was banned here. I has some delicious $25 onion jam.
 
2020-07-15 12:07:08 PM  
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2020-07-15 12:19:06 PM  
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2020-07-15 12:30:42 PM  
I might care about this more if I didn't absolutely farking hate the taste of foie gras.
 
2020-07-15 2:24:46 PM  

Cyberluddite: I might care about this more if I didn't absolutely farking hate the taste of foie gras.


Second half of the username checks out.
 
2020-07-15 3:44:22 PM  
Elzar: Here you are, big spender. Foie gras and caviar.
Dr. Zoidberg: [sniffs it]  Goose liver? Fish eggs? Feh! Where's the goose? Where's the fish?
Elzar: Hey, that's what rich people eat, the garbage parts of the food.
Dr. Zoidberg: I ate garbage yesterday, and it didn't cost me 300 dollars. I'm not paying! I bid you good day, sir!
 
2020-07-15 4:33:38 PM  

MoriartyLives: Cyberluddite: I might care about this more if I didn't absolutely farking hate the taste of foie gras.

Second half of the username checks out.


Seems like kind of a non-sequitur to me--foie gras doesn't seem to have much to do with technology (quite the opposite, actually).  I just hate the taste of liver in any form, regardless of the animal said liver came from and how it's prepared.  I guess the one exception would be rumaki, which I can manage to choke down as long as it's nicely-prepared and suitably wrapped in plenty of bacon to sufficiently disguise the liver flavor.  But to me, foie gras just tastes too strongly of farking liver to be enjoyable.
 
2020-07-15 5:59:40 PM  
A product may not be sold in California if it is the result of force feeding a bird for the purpose of enlarging the bird's liver beyond normal size.

Apparently the operative phrase here is "in California".  Nothing keeps you from making the purchase out-of-state and shipping it into California.
 
2020-07-16 12:26:25 AM  

Mouser: A product may not be sold in California if it is the result of force feeding a bird for the purpose of enlarging the bird's liver beyond normal size.

Apparently the operative phrase here is "in California".  Nothing keeps you from making the purchase out-of-state and shipping it into California.


Can you ship it to a guy named "Dred Scott"?
 
2020-07-16 1:21:44 AM  
There were chefs in Chicago who, when faced with a foie gras ban, never complied. They, in fact, were defiant.
Eventually the ban was repealed. My kind of town.
 
2020-07-16 4:25:40 AM  
Having had prepared fois gras professionally, eaten it slovenly and enjoyed it:

fark fois gras.

It's a cruel pointless human made travesty.
 
2020-07-16 10:34:31 AM  

likwidflame: Having had prepared fois gras professionally, eaten it slovenly and enjoyed it:

fark fois gras.

It's a cruel pointless human made travesty.


Except it isn't cruel if they aren't being kept in cramped conditions.  Birds aren't mammals, funnel feeding them doesn't hurt or bother them in any way.   In fact they come running to the person with the funnel whenever they show up to get fed.
 
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