buying foie gras
Getting the Freshest Foie GrasSince foie gras comes in many presentations, you have to be very careful when procuring this product. Prepared products like pâtés, mousses, or blocs are shelf-stable and therefore freshness is not really an issue. However, with fresh or fresh-frozen foie gras, it is very important to know and trust your sources, so that you don’t get stuck with an old or low-quality product.
Fresh foie gras is hard to find and although some retailers that are close to the source may be able to provide it, more often than not it will be domestic (USA), or Canadian.