If you're only a "foodie" when it comes to pizza, then you might not know that Chicago, as a city, decided to ban foie gras a short bit ago. The ban, enacted by the Windy City's city council, went into effect yesterday. As befits residents of the "City of Big Shoulders," some chefs yesterday were still serving the dishwhich is the fattened liver of a duck or goose that has been overfed. (The city banned it over concerns about animal cruelty.)
Other chefs actually added it to their menus, including a pizzeria or two, per the New York Times:
But Jerry Stout, a lunchtime diner at Connie’s Pizza, said city leaders should have more pressing matters to worry about than fattened duck liver. Hardly a foie gras connoisseur — he could not remember whether he had ever tasted it before — Mr. Stout, 54, tried it on his pizza and said he would recommend it because of its mild flavor. “I guess we were rebels today,” he said.
Defying Law, a Foie Gras Feast in Chicago [New York Times]
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