Countries all over the world have their own lists of edible items that are banned from being imported or consumed. While some of the foods banned in the U.S. may seem obvious -- like the deadly Japanese blowfish -- others might be quite surprising.
Meet Ella Nemova, the Founder and Chief Faux Gras-preneur of The Regal Vegan, an artisan food company in Brooklyn focused on decadent vegan treats. Her opinions are fiery, and her suggestions eye-opening.
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.
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.