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Foie Gras Quotes


“I tell you it will be more tolerable for the Fejee that salted down a lean missionary in his cellar against a coming famine; it will be more tolerable for that provident Fejee, I say, in the day of judgment, than for thee, civilized and enlightened gourmand, who nailest geese to the ground and feastest on their bloated livers in thy pate-de-foie-gras.”

Herman Mellville, 'Moby Dick' (1851)
 

 

“The goose is nothing, but man has made of it an instrument for the output of a marvelous product, a kind of living hothouse in which there grows the supreme fruit of gastronomy.”

Charles Gérard, ‘L'Ancienne Alsace à table’
 

 

“My idea of heaven is eating pates de foie gras to the sound of trumpets.”

Sydney Smith, English writer  (1771-1845)

 

 

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