Media Coverage: The New York Times

A Luxury Dish Is Banned, and a Rural County Reels

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BY: JOHN LELAND

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A foie gras ban protects animals and slaps wealthy gourmands. But upstate, hundreds of low-wage immigrant laborers are bracing for the impact.

The foie gras truffle torchon at the Beatrice Inn in Greenwich Village is a decadent indulgence: four discs of silky duck-liver mousse paired with triangles of buttery toast, all arranged on a silver platter. The appetizer goes for $28 — a gateway, perhaps, to the menu’s $375 Porterhouse steak. The restaurant serves about 200 pounds of foie gras a week.

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