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California Foie Gras Ban

California Appeals Ruling Overturning Foie Gras Ban

AP | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California filed an appeal Wednesday of a federal judge's ruling that blocked the state's ban on the sale of foie gras — a deli...

Foie Gras And Hypocrisy On California's Menus

Fedele Bauccio | Posted 03.18.2015 | Green
Fedele Bauccio

Paté doesn't have to come from force-fed ducks or geese. There's nothing wrong with liver itself: eating organ meats is part of many cultures, including my Italian family's, and part of a sustainable meat industry.

Carly Schwartz

California Chefs Face Death Threats For Serving Foie Gras

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green

Less than one week after a federal judge overturned California's ban on foie gras, chefs who serve the fattened duck or goose liver at their restauran...

Joe Satran

California's Foie Gras Ban Overturned

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 01.08.2015 | Taste

Score one for the gourmand lobby.

Supreme Court Upholds Foie Gras Ban In California

Reuters | Posted 12.14.2014 | Taste

(Adds reaction, paragraphs 8-11) By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) - In a victory for animal rights activ...

Ducks Have Law -- and Right -- on Their Side

Kathy Guillermo | Posted 11.04.2013 | Green
Kathy Guillermo

When California's groundbreaking ban on the production and sale of foie gras went into effect last year after a seven-year grace period, the foie gras industry acted like it had been ambushed like an, ahem, sitting duck.

A Huge Blow For Foie Gras Lovers

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 08.30.2013 | Green

A controversial ban on foie gras remains in effect in California today after an appeals court upheld a lower-court's decision not to block the law. ...

Animal Rights Activists Hack Foie Gras Company Website

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 04.26.2013 | Green

In 2012, the state of California made the sale of foie gras illegal, resulting in California-based Sonoma Foie Gras shutting its doors. Meanwhile,...

Wine Country Restaurant Sued For Serving Foie Gras

Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.15.2013 | San Francisco

Move over, PETA. Foie gras has a new enemy in California, and it's ready for a fight. The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed suit against Napa Valley'...

Foie Gras Ban Has Surprising Effect

Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

Many Canadian fortunes were made during Prohibition in the 20s and many Latin American fortune have been bankrolled by the American ban on cocaine and...

California Sees First Lawsuit To Enforce Foie Gras Ban

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | Los Angeles

By Brandon Lowrey LOS ANGELES, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The animal rights group PETA sued a California restaurant on Wednesday that it says ...

Restaurants Find Bizarre Ways To Sidestep Foie Ban

AP | By FENIT NIRAPPIL | Posted 09.16.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A California ban on the sale of foie gras did not stop Karlene Bley from ordering the duck liver delicacy as she lunched Tuesday at t...

Robin Wilkey

Local Restaurant Gives California The Finger

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.11.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- California's ban on foie gras officially took effect a little more than a week ago. One restaurant may have already found a way aroun...

WATCH: Anthony Bourdain Tours French Foie Gras Farm

Posted 07.10.2012 | Home

Foie gras is finally illegal in California. In response to the ban officially taking effect last week, this old scene from Anthony Bourdain's "A Cook'...

California Foie Gras Ban Kicks In

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 07.02.2012 | Home

It's finally here: California's foie gras ban goes into effect Sunday. The law, enacted eight years ago, makes illegal the serving of fattened duck or...

A Brief History Of Foie Gras Bans

Posted 06.29.2012 | Home

On July 1, California will be bound by the most sweeping anti-foie gras statute in the world. Consumed by few, the pricey delicacy made from duck or g...

California's Chefs Eye Loopholes For Upcoming Foie Gras Ban

Posted 06.26.2012 | Home

The 2008 repeal of Chicago's foie gras ban was a pretty good indication of how much Americans like being told what they can cook, sell and eat. Now, w...

PHOTOS: Just One Week Left For Foie Gras

Robin Wilkey | Posted 06.26.2012 | San Francisco

As the July 1 deadline for California’s much-debated foie gras ban approaches, San Francisco restaurants have been stuffing menus with all the goose...

A Brief History Of The War On Foie Gras

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 08.12.2012 | Huffington

One of the best things about food is its subjectivity. What we eat is mostly dictated by our likes and dislikes, with no primary driving force beyond ...

WATCH: In-N-Out's SECRET Secret Menu Item

Posted 06.11.2012 | Los Angeles

You've heard of the double-double animal style, but have you heard of the double duck burger? In the spoof video above, comedian David Ury reveals...

50 Shades of Foie Gras

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 06.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Andrea R. Vaucher

Like the food of those in whose kitchen she previously toiled -- Thomas Keller, Mariio Batali -- getting creative to Giselle Wellman means keeping things fairly simple.

Maison Giraud -- Wonderful French Restaurant in Palisades!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.31.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Maison Giraud is a wonder! It's a smart, sophisticated, casually elegant restaurant with authentic, superb three-star quality food at affordable prices.

California's Foie Gras Feeding Frenzy

AP | By TRACIE CONE | Posted 07.30.2012 | San Francisco

-- This is not a good time to be a duck with a fatty liver in California, though better times lie just ahead. Chefs are loading their high-end menus...

Why The Foie Gras Debate Misses The Mark

Claudia Bicen | Posted 07.18.2012 | San Francisco
Claudia Bicen

The biggest question for me is to what extent an abject disregard for the welfare of sentient beings can ever be justified in the name of luxury.

Along for the Ride: Caviar and Foie Gras at Petrossian West Hollywood

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 07.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Andrea R. Vaucher

When I lived in Paris, my boyfriend and I would go often to A Douchka in the Marais and eat blini after blini topped with those glistening, steel-grey pearls. But it's been awhile since I've indulged in a true caviar-orgy.