Monday, September 21, 2009

gluttony

Foie gras (pronounced /fwɑːˈɡrɑː/ in English; French for "fat liver") is a food product made of the liver of a duck or goose that has been specially fattened. This fattening is typically achieved through gavage (force-feeding) corn, according to French law, though outside of France it is rarely produced using natural feeding.

(source: wikipedia)

... or what i would often call it, orgasm on a plate.

ever since my chef-friend introduced me to the possible deadliness of this exotic food, i was hooked, hooked with the idea that is. her stories about cooking it, tasting it, relishing it and all it's artery clogging-heart attack inducing goodness was enough to drive me to the nearest fine dining resto and shell out almost a thousand bucks (yes, its a pricey piece of liver!) for a sliver of french delicacy. my foie gras devirginization was in the form of an apple garden salad with foie gras from now non-existent cena at greenbelt 2. the moment the piece came into contact with my tongue, i knew i was forever doomed.

now, years later since that fateful sunday, meet my latest foie gras indulgent experience....

greenbelt 5's lusso's FOIE GRAS BURGER. a slab of the french goose's utter diviness, tucked safely away in a packet formed by the juiciest ground beef patty i have ever tasted. complemented by finely caramelized onions, a crispy glazed muffinesque bun and melted cambozola cheese.



















(source: liveintheworld.livejournal.com)


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3 comments:

i'm a narnian said...

let's try it one of these days! :)

my friend cooked for me, foie gras with candied walnut. <3 <3

jamie da vinci! said...

@ ibaon natin sa run next time. BWAHAHAHA, it's so soshyal! :) grabe, aatakihin at ako ng puso nito. just thinking of it, sumasakit na batok ko! :)

vikki said...

jamie-- i was watching something on Martha I think and they featured this Spaniard who makes geese wander around naturally instead of locking them up in cages for gavage-- the force feeding. Force fed geese have livers weighing around 800g but the ones who forage naturally through the fields-- end up having about 400g which is larger than normal. The geese think they will get to migrate so they tend to naturally eat as much for the flight... wala lang.