02 Oct '13, 11am

Friend or foie gras: Can the infamous delicacy ever be humane?

Friend or foie gras: Can the infamous delicacy ever be humane?

“There are few nicer things you can do for your holiday guests,” Anthony Bourdain tells us , “than serve them a delicious terrine of foie gras.” But Bourdain says foie gras lovers should watch out. “Strangely enough, a few twisted, angry people would like to take your foie gras away.” Full disclosure before I take this any further: While I don’t consider myself particularly “angry” or “twisted” (at least not in the way Bourdain means ), I am a vegetarian who opposes cruelty to animals — so much so that I recently exclaimed on a date, in full-on crazy voice, “chickens have families, too!” (Yeah, that guy never called. But for the record: I wasn’t into him, either.) For better or for worse, though, I’m also a total hypocrite: I’m not a vegan and I wear plenty of leather. To be completely honest, every once in a while, after making an embarrassing Portlandia -esque call to a ...

Full article: http://grist.org/food/friend-or-foie-gras-can-the-infamou...

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