01/13/2011 09:35 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Canadian Chef Martin Picard Quits Event Over Pressure To Drop Foie Gras

MONTREAL -- A famous Quebec chef has bowed out of Ottawa's winter festival in defiant defence of one of his staple dishes: foie gras.

The Winterlude furore stems from an ongoing debate over the ancient delicacy, now increasingly threatened by calls for it to be banned because of its alleged cruelty to animals.

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