Foie gras ban unites Chicago chefs to protect customer choice
The next time you eat out in Chicago, don't be surprised if you are
given a petition to sign with your meal.
Because that is one approach some chefs and restaurateurs plan to take as
they build support for Chicago Chefs for Choice, a group formed in the wake of
the City Council's recent approval of a ban on foie gras.
group's message, says Chef Michael Tsonton, who started the group with Didier
Durand of Cyrano's Bistrot, is simple - and it is not about foie gras, or any
other particular food. ''It's about freedom of choice,'' Tsonton said. ''Why
should someone tell us what we can or can't serve, buy or produce that the FDA
puts its stamp on daily?''
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