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The Foie Gras Controversy Is Not So Controversial

At least, it’s not as controversial as any other meat production. Foie gras is one of my favorite foods to put on a holiday plate. It’s a traditional French New Years treat; it has a fascinating culinary history, a special place in my heart, and brings back fond memories from […]

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Oysters and Bordeaux-Style Mignonette Recipe

Difficulty Easy

Oysters are such a refreshing summer treat, but I always thought they were one of those “restaurant-only” things that were just impossible to do at home. I mean, who even has a oyster knife?! But the truth is, once you learn how to do it (and acquire the knife), it’s […]