Hudson Valley Foie Gras Shined at Popular Celeb Wedding

Five years after Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband Adam Housley celebrated their dream wedding in Napa Valley, people were still talking about the epic party. As for food, the Culinary Institute of America provided an array of dishes from carrot gazpacho to spiced duck meatballs and seared Hudson Valley foie gras on toasted brioche (a favorite of Mowry-Housley’s brother Tahj Mowry).Read More

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Finding New York’s international cuisine

New York City has always been a melting pot of different cultures, but finding those among its eateries hasn’t always been easy. Lola Cristall, usually resident in Paris, does the hard yards and picks the Big Apple’s international flavours.
 
Matt Lambert, from the Musket Room, served smoked Hudson Valley foie gras with an array of fruity tastes, including apples and golden syrup decorated with herbs and accompanied by brioche.Read More

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Eat Drink SF – August 25 – 28, 2016

Eat Drink SF is San Francisco’s premier annual food, wine, beer and spirits festival. Four days of delicious events including our signature Grand Tasting experience in Fort Mason. When you walk into Festival Pavilion during a Grand Tasting you will have the best of the city’s culinary landscape laid out before you. Enjoy unlimited pours of wine, beer, and cocktails and tastes from the Bay Area’s top restaurants. Mingle with the personalities that make this a world-class dining destination. Watch cooking demonstrations and learn in classes taught by renown tastemakers.Read More

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5th Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

Cuisine and culture collide this August 27-30 as the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival brings some of the most celebrated culinary talent in the country together for a four day, city-wide, epicurean extravaganza. The weekend’s festivities offer guests the chance to sample the cuisines and products from some of the most prominent epicurean influencers, while enjoying the sights and sounds of the entertainment industry’s brightest talents during live culinary demonstrations, world-class wine and spirit tastings, strolling marquee events, one-of-a-kind lunches, book signings, after parties and much more.

Foie Gras Is, Once Again, On The Menu In California!

Los Angeles, CA – On January 7th, 2015, a Federal District Court judge in California overturned the two and a half year old ban on sales of foie gras in California. (Ruling attached) California chefs rushed to put foie gras back on their menus, to the delight of California diners.

Hudson Valley Foie Gras, with an association of Canadian foie gras farmers, including Rougié, and Hot’s Kitchen, a Hermosa Beach, California, restaurant, challenged the lawsuit the day after the law took effect in 2012.

The court ruled that federal law regulates the distribution and sale of all poultry products in the United States. California exceeded its authority in implementing the ban on foie gras sales.

Support for and understanding of foie gras farming has grown since the California law was originally passed in 2004. In documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (attached), it was found that even then, the California Department of Food and Agriculture stated that “foie gras production is…well established in conformity with humane animal management” and urged Governor Schwarzenegger to veto the bill. The governor eventually signed the bill at the urging of the California foie gras farm, Sonoma-Artisan Foie Gras, which received immunity from legal action, civil and criminal, until 2012. Several other states considered similar legislation after California and all rejected attempts to ban foie gras sales or farming.

As Sean Chaney of Hot’s Kitchen said, “Let the foie start flowing again!”

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