My adventures recreating Alinea Restaurant’s food at home


On July 1, 2012, vitriolic, part-time vegetarian John Burton’s Senate Bill 1520 went into effect, outlawing the selling or buying of foie gras in the State of California. Prior to Foiemageddon, local eateries brave enough to serve it were inundated with long lines of foie-lovers hoping to get their last fix, while animal-rights protesters kept up with righteous harassment of chefs and restaurant protests.

Even though they have effectively “won” their battle, like high school bullies, the evangelical vegans still refuse to walk away from their bloodied, downed prey…

In lamentation of the end of legal foie gras here in California, I present the Alinea foie gras recipes I’ve completed so far.

Foie Gras, Spicy Cinnamon Puff, Apple CandyFoie Gras, Spicy Cinnamon Puff, Apple Candy

Pushed Foie Gras, Sauternes, Pear, ChervilPushed Foie Gras, Sauternes, Pear, Chervil

Squab, Watermelon, Licorice, Foie GrasSquab, Watermelon, Licorice, Foie Gras

And made with the leftovers, Foie Gras Pork SandwichFoie Gras Pork Sandwich

Adieu, mon cher!

At least, now you know how I feel about the issue… What do you think?

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2 Responses to FOIEMAGEDDON

  1. E. Nassar says:

    It’s stupid, narrow-minded and like you said nothing more than a bully-ing of small business. Can you order it online and have it shipped to you?

    Who knows, maybe like the dumb Chicago law banning it this one will be overturned as well. In the meantime I am eagerly awaiting Mr. Burton’s law that will for sure target huge farm factories that really do torture their animals. Oh wait! Tyson et al have big money and big lawyers….

    • Martin says:

      I haven’t tried ordering online yet, but I imagine I might — if the retailer is brave enough to ship to me…

      Also affected is the sale of ANY products made with the force-fed ducks, including any meat, legs, confit, breasts, rendered fat and feathers!

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