A foie gras love story

I haven’t had a whole lot of of foie gras, but when I have, it’s left an impression. I ate some six or seven years ago at Bistro du Coin in Washington, D.C.’s Dupont Circle neighborhood. It was served with Calvados and I remember the apple brandy and the fatty liver, and it was truly great.

My column in the Tribune tomorrow night deals with Missouri-raised goose. I obtained it from Sassafras Valley Farm, near Hermann, and it was delightful…amazingly beeflike, actually. It’s not cheap, either, at $10 a pound, but it would work for a special holiday treat.

Now we just have to convince Connie to try her hand at humanely-produced foie gras, which, if you think it can’t be done, should watch the above video.


Author: Scott

I am a married father of two. I graduated from Rock Bridge High School and then Mizzou before spending six years in the Washington, D.C. area. We returned to Columbia, Missouri in 2006.

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  1. We’re hoping to have at least some geese for sale next winter. We have two mated pairs who will be in their second year and entering their prime reproductive period. Could be anywhere from 5-20 pasture-raised geese by next winter.

    We roasted a whole goose (an extra male) last year for Thanksgiving and it was fantastic.

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