I kid you not. One of the few places on the planet that you’ll find a quick demo on the proper technique of searing a piece of foie gras on the SIDEWALK! Done with another pilgrimage to my favorite kitchen supplies store Dehillerin, we walked down the street to other nearby stores and ran across this gentleman from one of the stores that specialize in foie gras…
… the unmistakable sizzle of nearly pure fat combined with the aroma of foie had attracted a small local crowd of mostly elderly folk, who patiently listened to the instructions, until it was appropriate to tuck in and get a free taste of this love-it or hate-it ingredient.
At Euro42 a kilo (or so I recall) it didn’t seem that extravagant, considering that just 50-100 grams would satisfy a craving! If we hadn’t been headed back to London before Manila I would have definitely tried to bring back a kilo or two in our luggage.