Friday, December 7, 2007

No Foie Gras For You

Don't tell the boss, but we're skipping out of work a little early tonight for an annual tradition: Ellicott City's Midnight Madness. We don't want to miss Santa on the firetruck or a chance to do a little late night shopping. We always fortify ourselves for the excursion with a stop at Tersiguel's, and this year will be no different.

So it was with interest we read a story in Flier about Tersiguel's decision to stop serving its pate de foie gras. It seems animal rights activists have been roaming the county threating to protest outside various restaurants until they stop serving the dish. Steve Wecker, the owner at Iron Bridge Wine Co., says he also took foie gras off his menu.

The activists "claim that the delicacy is cruel to geese because it involves a process in which the birds are force-fed to fatten their livers, then slaughtered," according to the newspaper.

Evidently a small metal funnel is involved.

Well...we don't know if this is a case of the food police gone wild or what, but we're thinking we might just order a salad tonight.

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