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Foie Gras Recipes: Seared Foie Gras with Crispy Salmon, Beet Greens and Candied Red Chilies

I’ve recently discovered the combination of beet greens and foie gras, and I love the pairing. These beet greens are a little sweet and spicy, and make a wonderful one plate meal with Atlantic salmon, seared foie gras, garnished with candied Fresno chili peppers. It’s a good dish to make for company because a lot […]

Recipe: Truffled Duck Breast with Black Truffle Foie Gras Sauce

Ingredients:

1 large celery root about 2 lbs, peeled and cut into ½ inch dice

2 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½ inch dice

About 3 cups chicken stock

4 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons chopped chives

2 large fresh duck breasts

2 ounces black truffle (preferably two, one-ounce truffles)

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Foie Gras Recipes: Parsnip and Foie Gras Soup with Duck Rillettes

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons foie gras fat or butter

¾ cup finely chopped onion

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon minced peeled ginger root

¾ cup thinly sliced carrot

½ cup thinly sliced leak (one large leek white and light green part only)

¼ teaspoon cumin

¼ teaspoon salt

1 bay leaf

3 […]

Truffle Recipes: White Truffles with Eggs and Potatoes Cooked in Foie Gras Fat

White truffles are best served with a mild base such as these eggs and potatoes cooked in foie gras fat.

Ingredients:

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups baby yukon gold potatoes, cut in slices

3 tablespoons rendered foie gras fat

3/4 ounce fresh white truffle

Fresh basil, cut chiffonade

fleur de […]

French Recipes: Wagyu Beef Hanger Steak with Grilled Foie Gras and Crispy Shallots

Mishima Ranch Grilled Hanger Steak

Marinade Ingredients: 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon 1/8 cup soy sauce 1/8 cup olive oil 2 teaspoons herbs de Provence sea salt 4 pounds Mishima Ranch Hanger Steaks trimmed, membrane removed and cut in half […]

Baylen Linnekin’s masterful article “Overturn California’s Foie Gras Ban”

I’m posting this extremely well-written article about all the flaws in the “so called California foie gras ban”, with the author, Baylen Linnekin’s permission. Baylen J. Linnekin, a lawyer, is executive director of Keep Food Legal, a Washington, D.C. nonprofit that advocates in favor of food freedom—the right to grow, raise, produce, buy, sell, share, […]

Foie Gras Recipes: Foie Gras Stuffed Mushrooms

I’ve been making stuffed mushrooms as a party appetizer for years. This recipe for Foie Gras Stuffed Mushrooms takes the old recipe to a new level. The frozen foie gras cubes have just enough time to cook in the oven. If black truffles were in season, I would have added an ounce of chopped black […]

Foie Gras Recipes: Foie Gras Hamburger with Fennel Slaw

This foie gras recipe was inspired by Christian Delouvrier’s signature foie gras “hamburger”, a recipe that appears in Michael Ginor’s cook book “Foie Gras, A Passion”. The “hamburger” consists of a thick slice of seared foie gras, served between a “bun” made of white peaches, first poached in a Sauternes syrup, then caramelized before serving. […]

California Foie Gras Ban Won’t Stand in the Way of Connoisseurs

With the foie gras ban just around the corner, restaurants, retail specialty food stores and individual consumers have less than 30 days left to purchase foie gras in the state of California. There are, however, ways for foie gras connoisseurs in California to continue to enjoy the unique delicacy.

July 1, 2012 is the date […]

The California Ban on Duck and Goose Foie Gras is Almost Here

As of July 1, 2012, a California law will ban the production and sale of foie gras within the state. That means there is just a short time remaining for the state’s retail specialty food stores, restaurants and consumers to purchase foie gras in California.

As a result of the imminent state-wide ban on sales […]