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Let your FOIE FLAG fly!

The California ban on foie gras will be in place this July. Food lovers all over the country need to pay attention, because it’s the first state-wide ban on foie gras in our country. It sets a dangerous precedent, and it’s a wedge that animal rights activists will use in their campaign against these artisanal products and meat in general. Sure, it’s foie gras now – but what’s next?

Let’s keep the State off our plate! Show your support with our free badge for your blog or website. It’s easy. Just copy the code (in our sidebar, at right)  to your blog or website. When visitors click on the image, it will open up the petition at Artisan Farmer’s Alliance, in a new browser window.

For WordPress blog users: In your dashboard, click on appearance>widgets. Drag a text box into your sidebar or footer. Copy and paste the code, hit save.

Learn more about foie gras production and keep up with the latest news at Artisan Farmers Alliance.

Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

Who attended the 1st annual, Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival? We did! Ariane made the trek to the ‘left coast’ for the star-studded event which spanned four days and featured some great California wineries + local and national chefs, such as Michel Richard, Tony Esnault, Wolfgang Puck, Tom Colicchio, Rick Bayless, Chris Cosentino, Masaharu Morimoto, Michael Mina, Todd English and  Daniel Boulud, just to name a few.

Photo courtesy of Sophie Gayot

Here’s Ariane with good friend and fellow Sud Ouest’er, Eric Espuny, Manager/Wine Director of The Royce at The Langham, in Pasadena.

The event was a great success, raising funds for St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, and bringing together culinary professionals and food lovers from all over the country.