23 Jun2015

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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.




  1. Artisan Chocolatier says:


    Jun 23, 2015 | 6:14 pm


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  3. millet says:

    sometimes i ask why i was born here and not there. ;-)

    Jun 23, 2015 | 8:23 pm

  4. Footloose says:

    Makes me wonder if visiting French gourmands would have wondered equally at that Chinese fellow who use to roll heart of palm lumpia in an alley way in Divisoria’ years ago. My Parisian street epiphany was crêpe doused with not Marie Brizard triple sec, not even Cointreau but the superior stuff Grand Marnier.

    Jun 23, 2015 | 10:25 pm

  5. ami says:

    Still regret not getting the bottled foie gras that we saw in Lourdes a couple of years ago.

    Jun 24, 2015 | 8:57 am

  6. Karina says:

    Well, this is as close as you can get to the foie gras sandwich :)

    Jun 24, 2015 | 2:26 pm

  7. Marketman says:

    Karina, it seems La Grande Epicerie discontinued their foie gras sandwich that I wrote about several years ago! Bummer!

    Jun 24, 2015 | 2:58 pm

  8. jdawgg says:


    Jun 25, 2015 | 12:23 am


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