"Yuk, not foie gras"
Poached duck foie gras
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikePoached duck foie gras - Credit: Luigi Anzivino

 Foie gras (French for 'fat liver') is made from the livers of ducks or geese. It may be formed into a mousse, paté or parfait (a very smooth paté).

In France, foie gras is produced from ducks and geese that have been artificially fattened by force-feeding through a tube, a process known as gavage. However, it is possible to produce foie gras using more natural methods.

Gavage is a very controversial method of production which has been condemned by animal rights and welfare groups.






Gavage of geese
Creative Commons AttributionGavage of geese - Credit: Jérôme S.