foie gras

\ ˈfwä-ˈgrä How to pronounce foie gras (audio) \

Definition of foie gras

: the fatted liver of an animal and especially of a goose usually served as a pâté

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Recent Examples on the Web Making foie gras requires a force-feeding process, which causes liver expansion similar to what wild ducks undergo before migration but on a greater scale. Megan Keller, WSJ, 19 May 2022 It was outlawed, with the Humane Society and other groups arguing that the process of making foie gras is cruelty to animals. Justin Raystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2022 Once talent gorged on Netflix money, like geese destined for foie gras, some became cranky. New York Times, 28 May 2022 Starters are salads, crab tostada, Hamachi, Ukrainian dumplings, foie gras, beef tartare and hummus. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 26 Apr. 2022 The Dani Rossini burger, made with Simmental beef and foie gras, at the Four Seasons rooftop restaurant, helmed by celebrated chef Dani Garcia. Christian L. Wright, WSJ, 29 Apr. 2022 Here, trendy diners feast on whole roast chicken stuffed with foie gras, before heading down to subterranean late-night hotspot, Common Decency, for live drag acts and digestif cocktails. Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2022 There was also a creamy disc of foie gras torchon with caramelized mango and a delightfully spicy chutney that went very well with both an Alsatian Pinot Gris and a Chablis. John Mariani, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 Starters include hamachi with avocado, black radish and yuzu dressing, foie gras torchon with date-lemon chutney, Comte souffle with caviar, and a duck terrine with pistachios and bacon. William Li, Town & Country, 22 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of foie gras

1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for foie gras

French, literally, fat liver

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“Foie gras.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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