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Foie Gras Ban

Supreme Court Upholds Foie Gras Ban In California

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2014 | 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. ...

My Piece in the Middle East

Greg White | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Greg White

This week, Israel has been safe and was my best travel bet. She wears a lot of beautiful hats -- and I've been embraced and hugged by them all. I was respectful in my behavior and they returned the kindness. I'm not religious, but I pray the next person finds Israel as happy as I leave it.

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,...

Why I Had a Tube Shoved Down My Throat on Piccadilly Circus

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 05.27.2013 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Why did we set up a tableau that nearly caused London's taxi drivers to crash into each other on one of the city's busiest streets? Because Fortnum & Mason still has the indecency to sell foie gras, a "fancy foodstuff" that causes so much suffering that it is illegal to produce it in the U.K.

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'...

Rachel Tepper

When Did PETA Become The Foie Gras Police? | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.12.2013 | Los Angeles

Nearly nine months after the state of California set into law a controversial ban on foie gras, lawsuits abound on both sides of the debate. But only ...

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 ...

Restaurant Unleashes 'Shut the Duck Up!' Burger

Foodbeast | Posted 10.08.2012 | Home

It's the Shut the Duck Up Burger, a mouthwatering thumb in the air at the foie gras ban in California created by chef Jason Quinn of The Playground restaurant in Orange County.

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 | 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'...

Foie Gras Companies Sue State Of California

Posted 07.05.2012 | Home

Just a day after California's foie gras ban became official on Sunday, a group of businesses filed a lawsuit against the state alleging that the law i...

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...

Los Angeles Dining Deals and Events June 25-July 1

Zagat | Posted 08.25.2012 | Los Angeles

Rampture or not, west-east traffic is typically horrendous. One place to wait it out is the new happy hour at Freddy Smalls (Monday through Thursday, 5:30-7 p.m.).

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...

Los Angeles Dining Deals and Events June 11-17

Zagat | Posted 08.13.2012 | Los Angeles

Before the foie gras ban takes effect, Petrossian is featuring a special five-course menu through all month.

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.