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San Francisco restaurant defies California’s foie gras ban

General July 15, 2012

A foie gras slider is served at the Presidio Social Club restaurant in San FranciscoSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Housed in a converted infantry barracks on a former U.S. Army base, the Presidio Social Club never attracted much attention from San Francisco's avid gourmets — until Saturday night. That's when foie gras lovers descended on the restaurant to have their first taste of the delicacy since California imposed a ban on July 1. Animal rights activists fought for the law because they detest the way foie gras is made: farmers force-feed ducks or geese to fatten their livers. Some fans of traditional French cuisine find the ban just as hard to swallow. …

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