Tuesday, 27 March 2007

Fois Gras

Ooh, la la, i've been bought a pressie by Keith, thanks mate. Duck fois gras. Sounds good, but as i've never had it before, i look forward to trying it. One problem, however stands in my way. My salivating hyena of a father!!

This could lead to words............

Keith met some more of my mates today. Luckily they are the "OK" ones, not the weekend ingrates. I'll let Keith give his own opinions.

28 comments:

zoe said...

foie gras ??? comme je suis jalouse ... i luuuurve foie gras and keith has never, not even once, sent me some.

oh well, looks like you've pulled!

john.g. said...

Steady Zoe, i don't bend that way, besides you can get the stuff over there, so pooh, jealous!!

Beccy said...

No thanks!!!!

john.g. said...

Beccy. i'll try all food once.

keith said...

Zoe - Sending you foie gras du canard is like sending coals to Newcastle. You're rolling in the stuff over in Belgie! Perhaps I'll send you some Marmite, or even Black Pudding! Not HP sauce though, there's a big boycott 0of it here at the mo.

john.g. said...

Keith, hi-jack my blog why don't you!!

PI said...

I saw your comment on Keith's thanking him and thought you had left it to wind Wendyz up. Lucky you!

john.g. said...

Pat!! I'm shocked, would i wind Wendz up? Hee, Hee!

keith said...

YES!

Ricardipus said...

Mmmmmm, foie gras.

Warning - mere micrograms of the stuff will cause you to gain 50 pounds. 100% fact.

Also, thanks for the linky-linkage!

R'pus.

Wendz said...

Slinking in here very late - after the fact, so to speak...

I am not jealous so there!! Pah!!

But you enjoy it anyway - I shall abstain and think of my hips..sleek and slinky..:)

Anonymous said...

Keith phoned me last night. Sorry I upset you John, I know I can be abrupt at times. Hope to see you in two weeks time. Enjoy your "posh fishpaste", but don't forget to chill it first.

Wendy A

john.g. said...

Wendy A, glad it's sorted, i look forward to meeting you.

Wendz, can i think of your slinky hips too?

Ricardipus, i couldn't put on weight if i tried. Bliss!!

john.g. said...

Wendy A, glad it's sorted, i look forward to meeting you.

Wendz, can i think of your slinky hips too?

Ricardipus, i couldn't put on weight if i tried. Bliss!!

john.g. said...

Blimey, twice!!

Minx said...

Foie gras, along with caviar and other 'posh' type food, are all made from the bits that the poor people don't want to eat!

Now, is this a fashion statement - do I have to post this comment twice, or what?

john.g. said...

Minx, less of it! Ok, so i screwed up. And that type of food is made from the bits that the poor people can't afford. BTW, caviar sucks!!

zoe said...

serve the foie gras chilled with expensive 'crackers', a confit of whatever takes your fancy and sod the cabernet sauvignon - go for a cheaper, but good, sweet chilean white wine.

bliss.

john.g. said...

Thanks Z, but i don't do sweet wine, yuk! I shall leave the vino choice to Father.

zoe said...

no! with foie gras you must have a sweet white wine. chileans are better than the french which can be syrupy.

trust me - and you wwon't be drinking that much as it's an 'entrée' :)

john.g. said...

oK, I trust you, he says shaking nervously. Ta. xx

PI said...

John listen to Zoe - she knows of what she speaketh!

apositivepessimist said...

*goes to look up WTF foie grass is*

john.g. said...

Pessimist, i know what foie gras is, and don't give a toss, it tastes nice, therefore it gets eaten.

john.g. said...

Pessimist. it really is good. This ones duck liver.

zoe said...

i meant SAUTERNNE not cabernet sauvignon. i'm so dim.

john.g. said...

Z, true.

Al said...

I know what foi gras is and I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Furthermore I have been to places like France and have been to tours of the foi gras farms. They are treated much better than you think and better than US chickens and turkeys. I had a personal tour and the ducks are dumb they eat what they want until the last month where they do feed by tube but I witnessed it in person and the ducks are not unhappy at all. They are like goldfish in that they love to eat and yes their liver is expanded but they are not treated badly. At least the farms I have seen in France. I commented to him that he could sell more as he had room but he replied," I am happy with my fixed amount I do every year and when they sell out they gone". Maybe US duck farms with our capitalistic tendencies over cram the ducks per square feet and that should be changed, but to outlaw them is NOT right!

Foi gras should be available to anyone whom wants to eat it. The ducks if treated like the farms I visited in France are not treated in humanly. I feel we should make every efforts in making sure all duck farms treat their ducks correctly but not ban them at all! The ducks I witnessed are treated like royalty and only their last month do they get fed twice a day with a tube and believe me they are not suffering.

I will make every effort to educate people that foi gras is a great food and that the ducks are not treated badly! I think ignorant people are taking it to the extreme and should be ashamed at your tactics and misrepresentation of foi gras!