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2014-01-14 12:26:09

NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochon US Tour and Goose Island Beer Co. humbly present Cochon 555 New York City on Jan. 26, 2014. Going on its sixth year, Cochon 555 is the nation's premier culinary tour touting the flavor and health benefits of eating heritage breed pigs. The kickoff event features an all-star lineup of five chefs, five pigs and five wineries to celebrate breed diversity and family farming. This year's competing chefs include Frank Langello of Babbo Ristorante e...

2013-10-18 23:02:09

In an effort to bring an attainably priced and complete Sous Vide cooking package to home cooks everywhere, a group of friends and self-proclaimed “foodies” in the San Diego area of Southern California have launched a Kickstarter campaign for the AquaChef Clarity™, a revolutionary cooking appliance that transforms everyday food into gourmet-quality meals. Vista, California (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 In an effort to bring an attainably priced and complete Sous Vide cooking package to...

2011-11-17 03:20:53

Defying common sense, ducks that plump up less produce the finest foie gras – that rich, buttery French delicacy made from goose or duck livers and sometimes eaten as slices atop lightly toasted bread – scientists are reporting. The report appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Caroline Molette and colleagues explain that the luscious, smooth texture and buttery taste of foie gras, a traditional French dish, comes from its high fat content. "Foie gras"...

2011-04-20 13:04:00

MAUI, Hawaii, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Four Seasons Resort in Maui has removed foie gras from its upcoming $350 per person Opus One Wine Dinner after being contacted by the Animal Protection & Rescue League (APRL). Foie gras is made by force feeding ducks to enlarge their livers up to 12 times normal size, a practice that has been banned in 15 countries. The menu change comes on the heels of a state senate hearing on banning foie gras in Hawaii. After three hours...

2011-03-30 06:45:00

NEW YORK, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Serendipity 3, the NYC restaurant known for their eclectic American food and desserts, created the World's Most Expensive Hot Dog for Guinness World Records. The hot dog is one of America's favorite foods. Every year, Americans consume on average 60 hot dogs a person! Hot dogs have become synonymous with Americana and Serendipity now dishes a designer version of this iconic American food. Serendipity 3, famous for their foot long hot dogs, has now...

2009-03-22 14:25:24

Chicago chef Didier Durand, an outspoken proponent of foie gras, says he would like to create a museum dedicated to the controversial delicacy. The Cyrano's Bistrot chef said he will use a section of his restaurant for an exhibit about the history of foie gras, which is fattened liver taken from ducks or geese that have been force-fed, the Chicago Tribune reported Sunday. God created that delicacy, but he never created a ban for it, Durand said. But People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals...


Latest Foie gras Reference Libraries

Mulard
2014-09-08 16:31:03

The mulard, also known as the moulard, is a breed of domestic duck that was developed by crossbreeding the pekin duck breed and the Muscovy duck. It is not considered a breed or species hybrid due to the species classification of the Muscovy and the breed status of the pekin duck, which is a derivative of the Mallard duck species. However, it is considered to be a genera hybrid due to the genus classifications of the mallard and muscovy ducks. As is common in F1 hybrids, the mulard is...

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2006-03-09 10:38:03

The Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) is a large perching duck which is an inland breeder found in central and tropical South America. It is a species whose normal habitat is forest lakes and streams. This non-migratory bird is often found roosting in trees at night. Its most distinguishing feature is its bare red face, with a more pronounced caruncle at the base of the drake's bill. Other distinguishing features include a low crest of feathers that it can raise on its head, long talons on its...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'