I am a big Dan "The Man" Barber fan and I do very much enjoy the blunt shoot'em up style of Tony Bourdain. So it pleases me quite a bit when the two of them decided to offer up arguments and stories in support of the continued consumption of humane foie gras.
Chef Barber stated his case for loving, cooking and needing foie in a proverbial middle finger to critics at the Ecological Farming Conference. Eat Me(at), PETA. I know, bad pun. The Bay Area Bites blog was all over this, which can be read here. A lesser man would have likely gone into an appropriate lecture and discussion about sustainable this or farming that, blah blah blah, but not The Man. My friends, this is the stuff of legends.
Mr. Bourdain did not disappoint as well, pointing out the heroics of Chicago hot dog man, Doug Sohn in his blog today, as seen here. Tony, it seems, is every bit as proud as I am of Chicago's overturning of a ridiculous foie ban. Sadly in California, we still have to deal with the impending doom of a 2012 foie ban. Hopefully that will never come to be - too many lives would be damaged by the after effects. Hopefully we can all do our part to keep foie on our plates and in our stomachs. Eat foie, be happy.
Cue the duck!