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A Foie Gras Primer – A Repost

Yeah, yeah, I’m going outside of the my current rules for the site, and I’m talking about food politics.  The Foie Gras wars have heated up again, with California banning the liver, and various food-types up in arms about it. I am against the ban, for many reasons, but it’s better to inform than complain, [...]

Food: The Next Culture War

A few weeks back, everyone’s favorite post-modern politician, Sarah Palin, decided to mock (incorrectly, as it turns out) the Pennsylvania State Department of Education’s decision to ban cookies in schools by bringing in her own to share with folks at a fundraiser at Plumstead Christian School in Plumstead Township in Bucks County. As far as [...]

The Schizophrenia of Today’s Food Culture

I’m not entirely sure what was Michael Hill’s point to his article “Young foodies more exhibitionist, less highbrow“; That the new generation of food fans out there are far more knowledgeable than the previous one? “The twentysomethings right now are probably one of the most educated food generations ever. And by that I mean they [...]

A Foie Gras Primer: Notes for Seattle’s new defenders of the liver

It seems that the Foie Gras nonsense has reared its ugly head here in Seattle. One of my favorite restaurants, Lark, has recently seen weekly protests in front of its restaurant. The Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN) has decided to put this locally owned, small business right into their crosshairs. Sales of foie gras, by [...]

Dictating the Foie Gras Debate

Josh, over at The Food Section has an interesting post about the Humane Society of the United States pursuing a campaign against foie gras production, and using the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureau to meet their political agenda. From the article: NAD reviewed D’Artagnan’s “Internet advertising” (essentially, the D’Artagnan website) [...]

Final London Notes

Well, I’m all packed and am now waiting for the cab that’s to arrive in about an hours time. The sun is just starting to rise over the house tops, and there’s a a bit of chill in the air. I’ve purchased way too many books whilst here, and now own several books containing various [...]

A Food Summary of my Friday

The following pretty much sums up my Friday. Nita Lake Lodge Arctic Char Apple Tart Fin with Bleu Cheese Ice Cream Araxi Qualicum Beach Scallop Soup Foie Gras Press Saddle of Rabbit Dry Aged Pemberton Meadows Beef Okanagan Jonagold Apples + Moonstruck Cheese (w/ Creme fraiche ice cream)