Wednesday, March 21, 2007

But will it catch on?

Another slow week for food - in an attempt to save money I haven't even gotten a snack from the deli next door, but luckily there's a piece of news in the food world.

Straight off the Drudge Report (, a story that mega celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck is banning foie gras, eggs from chickens raised in battery cages, and veal and pigs raised in confined crates.

The real surprise to me is the ban of foie gras, the duck liver dish that is often produced by force feeding the animals through fairly inhumane practices. It'll be interesting to see if more chefs take this staple of high end cuisine off of their menus, and trend towards more animal friendly dishes.

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