Tuesday, April 3, 2007
GOOSE OF THE SEA JUST DOESN'T HAVE THAT RING
Everyone knows that StarKist Tuna is the "Chicken of the Sea." Well it seems now that Toro - the delectably fatty belly of the tuna widely used to make some of the best sushi dishes in the world is known as the "Foie Gras of The Sea." At least that's the term an Associated Press article uses in a story about Japanese tuna fishing.
FoieBlog has never heard anyone make that reference before and to be technical they should just call it "Ventre Gras," which is "Fat Belly" in French. Unfortunately there's no citation in the so no credit is due. However, FoieBlog is heartened by the fact that someone out there isn't afraid to refer to something as the "Foie Gras" of anything, further supporting our favorite organ's place in the pantheon of the pallet.