[Sca-cooks] BMI: Food for Thought
Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius
adamantius.magister at verizon.net
Fri Aug 25 09:05:37 PDT 2006
On Aug 25, 2006, at 11:55 AM, Tom Vincent wrote:
> After our interesting discussion about BMI a few weeks ago: This
> appeared in Wednesday's USAToday. - Duriel
> Food for thought
> Posted 8/23/2006 9:12 PM ET
> Witness the civil disobedience campaign on display in Chicago. This
> week, some of Chicago's finest eateries defied a new city ordinance
> by serving foie gras, a delicacy made from the liver of geese and
> ducks that have been force-fed until their livers are bloated.
> Patrons joined in the protest by enjoying the delicacy with pan-
> seared scallops, in salads and in myriad other dishes, gallantly
> laying down their credit cards for the benefit of humankind and the
> advancement of culinary rights.
It may be worth noting that many modern foie gras producers, and all
the American ones, AFAIK, don't use the old cattle-horn funnel or
force-feed their geese and ducks, but instead use a drop of some
pheromone to induce appetite in the birds (the chemical is not in the
food). I suppose the end result is the same, but arguably it is a
little more humane, by some standards.
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