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Foie Gras - Gourmet Guide
June 12, 2019 | By Dave Mattingly
Foie Gras, meaning "fat liver" in French, is the liver from a specially fattened duck or goose. A traditional French specialty, Foie Gras is an ancient delicacy that has been enjoyed since Egyptian times. Egyptians discovered that a goose would eat large amounts to prepare for migration, which resulted in enlarged livers stored with fat. The fatty livers from duck and goose soon became a prized luxury food reserved for emperors and nobility. Today, France is the largest producer and consumer of Foie Gras.
Foie Gras has a velvety, buttery and meaty flavor. Foie Gras is available raw in whole lobe form, or prepared as a bloc, mousse, pate, or terrine. A Foie Gras pate is finely chopped meat and fat that is shaped into a thick spread. Traditionally foie gras in bloc, mousse, pate or terrine forms are cooked then served cold.
We offer goose and duck foie gras products like Bloc de Foie Gras de Canard Mousse Terrine, and various terrines and pates made from duck and goose liver. To find the best gourmet foods and gift baskets online, begin your search at igourmet.com.