The person about to consume the swollen, drunk and roasted Ortolan places a napkin over his head for two reasons. The first is to appreciate the aroma of the bird, and the second is religious; one must hide their cruelty from the sight of God.
it's their own fault for being so delicious!Mephisto said:for me, a big part of eating is asserting our collective station on the food chain. what better way to do it then with some duck's distended liver or blue fin/sea bass whose population has been decimated or a baby cow that's been chained to a post and massaged whose sole purpose is to be delicious for a window of ten seconds after it's slaughtered and before it festers and rots in my GI tract.
i find it hard not to be callous when people are quick to attack foie gras (sometimes as some vieled stab at haute bourgies) but still eat at kfc. do humans do some fucked up shit to animals? no diggity, but they also do a lot more fucked up shit to eachother *insert great lakes region of africa rant* *insert malthusian amuse oreilles*and until that changes, i'm not going to lose any sleep over some animal bred to be delectable.
pass the terrine
they all want it. their gizzards say no, but their eyes say yes.
Mephisto said:it is my dream to be wealthy enough some day to begin each day with a new pair of socks and a breakfast of shaved truffle over seared foie and mutherfucking ortolan
daddyiwantchocolate said:There are only three places I've had foie gras recently that were actually any good (I suppose the AAA quality the Plunger is referring to).
Two were in Montreal. I basically don't order it here anymore - 2 out of three times I'll just send it back so it's totally not worth it.
Klubmasta Will said:was one of them AU PIED DE COCHON in montreal?
i checked that place out after reading a recommendation in the restaurant thread. that place is designed for the ultimate fois gras lover.