Thursday, August 24, 2006

Foie Gras Raids?

As we posted early this year, the City Council of Chicago has voted a ban on foie gras in all restaurants (against the mayor's better judgement) but there seems to some real "civil disobedience" resistance to the measure:
... a handful of restaurants in Chicago that never served foie gras featured it on Tuesday, the very day Chicago became the first city in the United States to outlaw its sale.
The illicit foodstuff could be spotted in places it was rarely seen when it was legal: buried in Chicago's famed deep-dish pizza, in soul food in the South Side of the city, beside beef downtown. (NYT)
The decision by the city council is turning into a fierce legal battle as " the Illinois Restaurant Association has now filed a lawsuit in an attempt to stop the law, passed by the city council in April this year." (BBC)

But the NYTimes had this great reassuring statement : "Even after Tuesday, however, the possibility of foie gras raids appears remote." Don't you love it? "Foie-gras raids"! I wouldn't mind being part of the foie-gras brigade as long as I can taste the product.

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