L.A. and S.F. Chefs Look Beyond the Ban

Foie protestors in Santa Monica

L.A. and San Francisco chefs are sounding off on the foie gras ban in The New York Times, with the paper calling July 1 "foie-madgeddon." But let's foieget the offal puns foie a minute, because the story is all about how emotional the impending restrictions are making our chefs, who realize that a repeal effort may not get very far. Chefs like David Kinch, Jon Shook, and Casey Lane all squeeze a word in on just how much they love the ingredient, while Michael Pollan himself admits the ban seems misguided, telling the paper, "I think it's really a way for people to feel like they've done something without doing anything." [NYT]