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Let Them Eat Foie

  1. Let Them Eat Foie
    13 States Push Supreme Court to Reconsider Foie Gras BanPro-foie gras forces say California’s ban leaves room for constitutional debate.
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    Federal Appeals Court Upholds California’s Foie Gras BanThe three-judge panel said the ban on the sale of fatty livers is entirely constitutional.
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    Under Heavy PETA Pressure, Broadway by Santana Agrees to Stop Giving Foie GrasChefs still offering the banned delicacy are being besieged by angry emails, Facebook messages, and calls.
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    PETA Threatens Two O.C. Chefs For Giving Guests Banned Foie GrasBroadway by Amar Santana gave away twelve pounds of the banned ingredient last week as a free side with a $55 glass of wine.
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    Napa’s La Toque Gets Sued for Serving Foie GrasChef Ken Frank maintains he serves the stuff spontaneously, and always as a “gift.”
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    PETA Still Sweating Hot’s KitchenThe organization asks the South Bay restaurant to “swear off foie gras for good.”
  7. Guest Stars
    This Is Not a Pop-Up Moving To Tiago, Teasing Us With Foie GrasThe banned delicacy “may or may not” be given away this week at Tiago Espresso Bar.
  8. Let Them Eat Foie
    Can We Call This “Bathtub Foie Gras?”Walter Manzker shares his secret for jerry-rigging the forbidden delicacy.
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    Foie Gras Ban a Boon for Nevada Restaurants, BusinessesWouldn’t you know it, CA foie fans are paying top dollar for the stuff across the border.
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    Reno Turning Into Haven For Foie Gras LoversFoie-deprived Californians are heading to Nevada.
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    PETA Protesting Hot’s Kitchen TodayMembers will bear signs and hand out flyers to object to the restaurant offering free foie gras.
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    Preliminary Injunction On Foie Gras Ban FoiledA lawsuit filed by pro-foie forces will still have it days in court.
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    French Brasserie Offers Free Foie Gras to Californians With IDProvence’s Bistrot des Alpilles is giving away a first course to Left Coasters with their papers in order.
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    France’s President Plans to Make It Rain Foie GrasIs Francois Hollande taking a stand against the ban or just embracing a little nationalist bluster?
  15. Let Them Eat Foie!
    Presidio Social Club Backs Down, Stops ‘Promoting’ Foie GrasThat doesn’t mean they won’t still be serving it…
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    Foie Gras Lady Becomes a MemeL.A. resident Karlene Bley probably doesn’t even know what a meme is.
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    Foie Gras Update: Judge Denies Temporary Injunction; Acquerello Plays WithA Los Angeles judge was unmoved by several foie producers’ claims of financial harm, but the lawsuit challenging the law will proceed.
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    Where to Find Foie Gras In San FranciscoSee our regularly updated blind-item list, in re: where to find ‘complimentary’ foie.
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    Where to Find Foie Gras in Southern CaliforniaUsing loopholes and clever dodging, the forbidden delicacy is still to be found in the Southland.
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    Foie Gras Spotted in The South BayA running guide to locating the illicit delicacy in The City of Angels.
  21. Let Them Eat Foie
    Foie Still Popping Up in L.A. and The BayFormer Cafe Pinot chef Kevin Meehan claims to “know a guy who knows a guy.”
  22. Let Them Eat Foie!
    Chez TJ First to Advertise ‘Complimentary’ Foie GrasWay to be bold.
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    French Snub Their Noses at the Foie Gras Ban; S.F. Restaurant Starts Serving ItS.F.’s Presidio Social Club’s lawyers believe they are exempt from the ban.
  24. Let Them Eat Foie
    Now That Foie Gras Is Illegal, Here’s What California Chefs Are StillChefs like Hubert Keller and Thomas Keller are finding equally expensive ingredients to tout on menus.
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    San Clemente Cafe The First To Flagrantly Flout Foie Gras BanChef Antoine Price says he’s ready to go to jail for the delicacy.
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    Lawsuit Seeking to Stop Foie Gras Ban Filed in Los Angeles CourtOne day after the ban took effect, a coalition that includes Hudson Valley Foie Gras is looking to overturn the law, and may be seeking an immediate injunction to freeze it.
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    Anti-Foie Gras Activists Checking Up on Local Restaurants to See IfSounds like the anti-foie brigade is going to try to do their own policing. Good luck.
  28. Quote of the Day
    Does This Mean We Need to Find a New Dealer?Campanile chef Mark Peel thinks so.
  29. Let Them Eat Foie
    Another Final Secret Underground Foie Gras Dinner via the Trick Dog TeamIt’s happening Saturday, just before midnight and the start of the ban, which will barely be a ban at all.
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    How Providence Plans to Protest Foie BanMichael Cimarusti is cooking up a subdued surprise on his menu.
  31. Leftovers
    Church & State’s New Cocktails; Little Taiwan Gets Close-Up on EasyChing-He Huang’s latest episode finds her in Monterey Park.
  32. Let The Eat Foie
    Foie Ban Starts Sunday; Foie Will Still Be Easy to Find on MondayCalifornia cops admit they’re not really planning a major crackdown on the stuff, as long as chefs tap every loophole they can find.
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    The Royce Plans 30 Courses of Foie, June 28-30The chef has a blunt laundry list of ingredients he’ll pair with the taboo liver, plus five surprises for the chef’s table.
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    There May Be Hope for Ending the Foie Gras Prohibition … Next YearA state senator says she’s considering authoring the legislation to overturn the ban.
  35. Let The Eat Foie
    Beer Belly Presents ‘Gone, But Not Foiegotten,’ June 30 in KTownChef Wes Leiberher might be the Shakespeare of questionable foie gras wordplay.
  36. Let Them Eat Foie
    Three More Foie-Focused Dinners On the Way From Beer Belly, Cafe del Rey, andBeer Belly’s bash is planned for California’s final night of legal foie.
  37. The New Kid
    Rodell Rounds Up Local Foie BoostersMicah Wexler worries about the precedent being set, while Michael Voltaggio is excited for the challenge a ban may present.
  38. Let Them Eat Foie
    A Foie Gras Producer Reflects on an Embattled Decade26-year-old Sonoma Artisan Foie Gras is closing at the end of the month.
  39. Let Them Eat Foie
    Lazy Ox Says ‘Forget Foie’ With Two-Night Menu of Potential AlternativesThe menu plays with monkfish liver and sheep’s liver.
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    L.A. and S.F. Chefs Look Beyond the BanMichael Pollan thinks the upcoming restriction placed on foie gras is just red herring.
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    What You Missed at The Wilshire’s ‘Foie Festival’Protestors refusing cookies from the kitchen, Mark Peel eulogizing a still-living Paul Bocuse, a 13-year-old chef, and over six courses of duck liver.
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    T.G.I.F.F.: Thank God It’s Foie FridayLocal chefs stand up for their West Coast culinary counterparts.
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    Dan Moody Uncovers Foie Protestors’ Sneaky YelpingActivists are slowly dragging Melisse’s rating down on the site.
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    Ludo Speaks on His Foie Gras Swan Song With Jon and Vinny at Son of a Gun“I am French. Foie gras is a God given right, so I will fight for my right to foie,” Lefebvre says of what could be his final night working with the delicacy in L.A.
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    Animal Rights Group Won’t Allow L.A. To Enjoy Foie Gras Quietly While It LastsFollowing protests at Melisse last night, Wilshire will be next to host a multi-chef benefit dinner for C.H.E.F.S.
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    Restaurateur Says Puck Still Served Foie Gras in February, Condemns Senator’sBurton’s words, Pastore argues, could incite more violent action from extremists.
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    Niki Nakayama Taking On Six Courses of Foie GrasThe kaiseki specialist’s dinner will offer six Japanese methods for working with the delicacy.
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    State Senate Won’t Waste Its Important Time Discussing Foie GrasMaybe 100 foie gras-loving chefs can be wrong.
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    CA Legislature Says It Has ‘Higher Priorities’ Than Foie GrasThe CA State Senate says they’ve got budget problems to deal with that are bigger than the right to eat foie gras.
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    Is Wolfgang Puck a Foie Hypocrite? Or Just a Bad Gambler?He says he supports the ban, and that foie gras is cruel … but he’s still serving it in Singapore!
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