Harrods still has the real stuff, both in “pate” format and in “real” ie ready to be sautéed.Was at F&M yesterday before a quick drink with Oliver. As people know they stop selling foie gras. Silly, IMHO. Anyway, they have this substitution called Foie Royale, "the ethical alternative", which happened to be 75% off!
I was thinking should I try one for just £4.75, and the staff said you can taste a bit for free on their plate... So I did.
It was, really quite bad. Very artificial taste. I would much prefer duck liver pate than this. So I didn't even pay £4.75 to get a heavily discounted jar.
I am not sure what's more annoying me, this bad alternative or shops stop selling real stuffs.