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Foie Gras Reviews

Foie Gras by Norman Kolpas

Foie Gras: A Global History

Norman Kolpas

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1 review

Imprint: Reaktion Books
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publication date: 12 Apr 2021
ISBN: 9781789143775

An engaging account of foie gras, a luxurious yet controversial ingredient.

4 stars out of 5
15 May 2021

"(an) excellent, brief chronicle of foie gras"

Kolpas could have been a little more discriminating by distinguishing the greater delicacies, cooked whole or uncooked fresh foie gras, from the much more common pâté de foie gras, which can consist of 50 per cent or less of the real thing. As for foie gras class war, we’ll have to leave that to English speakers: foie gras was enshrined by the inheritors of the French Revolution as part of their patrimoine culturel et gastronomique in 2005, and remains a delicious aspect of France’s democratic celebrations of Christmas and the New Year.