It’s a Strange World
In more ways than one.
I somehow missed this item in November when the story was first reported in the press, only to receive it today from a Muslim source. Jews and Muslims here and in Europe are part of a joint listserv monitoring threats to shechita and halal slaughter. I told you it was a strange world.
In any event, it seems that changing the feed of geese to some kind of organic mixture, plus refraining from the customary practice of forced-feed fattening produces birds whose livers taste exactly like pork. Ashkenzic Chief Rabbi Yonah Metzger has already given his kashrus OK to the idea; I can’t figure out why there could be any question about it in the first place.
It remains to be seen how much of a revolution in our cookbooks this will stir. After all foie gras is never a very affordable ingredient.
One sure-fire use remains. We know have something that tastes like pig, squawks too much, and wants to be seen as kosher.
Clearly, this will become the mascot of the New Israel Fund.