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Fast food foie gras feasted in France

For those who have a rather sophisticated palate, venture on over to France because from now until Christmas, a Belgian fast food firm will be offering customers a burger containing a slice of foie gras. The fast food foie...
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For those who have a rather sophisticated palate, venture on over to France because from now until Christmas, a Belgian fast food firm will be offering customers a burger containing a slice of foie gras.

The fast food foie gras burgers will consist of duck foie gras, a beef patty and lettuce. I guess in this case the foie gras will take the place of the mystery sauce.

The burgers are valued for five euros (£4.20) in hundreds of Quick outlets across France.

Many animal activists protest against this delicacy because foie gras is the result of a liver that has been ripped out of a force-fed duck or goose. Doesn’t sound so appetizing now does it?

Despite all of its protest, foie gras is rich in flavour with a buttery texture and is served as a traditional Christmas delicacy in France, though it is eaten more widely in the southern part of the country throughout the rest of the year.

"We want to give our clients [a] great taste at cheap prices and give them the possibility to party a little ahead of time," said the firm's marketing director Laurent Niewolinski.

For those who are counting calories, the foie gras burger has a total of 672 calories, as opposed to the standard burger's 633 calories.

News Source: BBC News



 

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