.Farewell to Foie Gras

“I’m wearing a bulletproof vest right now, and I’m armed!” These are the precautions Chef Russell Jackson said he took to prepare for his all-foie gras dinner last weekend. Jackson, owner of Lafitte restaurant in San Francisco, has provoked the expected amount of rage and rancor since staging his first “FU Foie Gras” event last fall. He said he receives hourly death threats against him and his family, and the protestors “terrify the living shit” out of him. Still, Jackson plans to double or triple the frequency of these dinners, and apparently now he’s packing heat. Other San Francisco chefs are planning similar events before California’s foie gras ban takes effect in July.

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