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Israel on its way to banning foie gras

The war on foie gras continues, as Israel is poised to become the latest jurisdiction to ban the import and sale of the French delicacy.

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Foie gras off the menu in Britain’s House of Lords

The House of Lords in the UK has buckled to mounting pressure from animal rights groups and banned foie gras from their in-house restaurant.

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California ban on foie gras begins July 1

As the July 1st ban on foie gras production in California looms, restaurants throughout the state are hosting “Farewell to Foie Gras” dinners.

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Foie gras burger in Japan

US fast-food chain Wendy’s, known for its square beef patties and baked potatoes, on Tuesday unveiled a foie gras burger as it sprang back into life in Japan. Two years after shutting up shop because of falling profits, Wendy’s is hoping its exotic new menu will tickle the sophisticated Japanese palate. The regular buns are [...]

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Lobster and foie gras ice cream from ice cream gallery

A gourmet ice cream boutique in Hong Kong drew curious crowds with adventurous palates at a food expo last week for its lobster and foie gras flavored desserts. Arron Liu’s Ice Cream Gallery was a crowd favorite at this year’s edition of the Hong Kong Food Expo for audacious ice cream flavors that aim to [...]

Ian Purkayastha

At 18, he’s the US teen truffle tycoon

Ian Purkayastha’s teenage revolution didn’t involve rock groups, rebelling against his parents or embarrassing fashion experiments. For him it was: “black truffle ravioli with foie gras sauce”. And three years later, aged 18, Purkayastha not only remembers the “amazing” taste of that dish, but he’s turned himself into one of America’s leading truffle tycoons.

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