HUDSON VALLEY FOIE GRAS
So much controversy lies in foie gras production. Some say it is inhumane, the way the animal is force fed until their livers fatten up to produce the meat-like butter, while others say “yum.”
Foie Gras production began in ancient times when the Egyptians realized that geese overfed themselves and their liver became very tender, with a melt in your mouth feel to it. They began force feeding these animals with balls of grain. By the time production moved to the New World in the 20th century, the process became more industrialized where they used metal tubes and they were kept in more crowded cages.