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Old 26.11.2009, 17:34
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Re: Where can I find an english butcher and foie gras in Zurich?

I believe you are looking for the lobe of Foie Gras with the nerves still inside? So you can make it yourself? If not, I suppose you could be referring to something else. Now, here's my next question...how much do you want and are willing to pay for it? There is the french and then the stuff that comes from Turkey and Romania; and everywhere else-which by no means is on the same quality. Also, how long before you need it? Now, Christmas? The best "local" Foie Gras comes from Strausberg(yeah I know spelling sucks). There is a farm there that can ship it to you the same day, and you can eat it raw like candy-fleur de sel recommended however. Otherwise I can give you some other references.

I know a french chef, my chef actually, can order you something. I know from the Turkey experience though, to gaurantee you get what you asked for, to do it a couple of weeks in advance.

As far as an English Butcher, I know of an actual english(he might be Scottish, but you know y'all look alike) butcher here in Zurich, that can make the cuts and sausages as you like, but I have to look for his number.
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Old 30.11.2009, 10:13
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I believe you are looking for the lobe of Foie Gras with the nerves still inside? So you can make it yourself? If not, I suppose you could be referring to something else. Now, here's my next question...how much do you want and are willing to pay for it? There is the french and then the stuff that comes from Turkey and Romania; and everywhere else-which by no means is on the same quality. Also, how long before you need it? Now, Christmas? The best "local" Foie Gras comes from Strausberg(yeah I know spelling sucks). There is a farm there that can ship it to you the same day, and you can eat it raw like candy-fleur de sel recommended however. Otherwise I can give you some other references.

I know a french chef, my chef actually, can order you something. I know from the Turkey experience though, to gaurantee you get what you asked for, to do it a couple of weeks in advance.

As far as an English Butcher, I know of an actual english(he might be Scottish, but you know y'all look alike) butcher here in Zurich, that can make the cuts and sausages as you like, but I have to look for his number.
hey dude, thanks for the info. yeah, I am looking for the whole lobe, I'm quite good with the de-nerving (despite my hot hands ) and I don't generally trust other people doing in. it definitely needs to be French and tip-top quality too, gave up a long time ago experimenting with "same as the original" varieties". I need it in a month or so (early January), have a couple of budding chefs for dinner and a lot is riding on making a good impression .

thanks for the offer of ordering it for me, but, without sounding ungrateful, I'd rather checking it myself before buying it. I had bad experiences with other people buying food for me that wasn't right and then it all went a bit Pete Tong

If you could dig up the number or address of the scottish butcher would be great
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Re: Where can I find an english butcher and foie gras in Zurich?

Do you all realize what cruelty you are supporting by buying Foie gras? Please spare a thought for those poor animals that are totally horrified by having that metal rod pushed into their stomach three times per day and their stomach overfilled, till they feel sick. You are eating deceased liver, if that means anything to do?
http://www.vier-pfoten.org/website/o...912&language=1

and on the side bar you can click into the foie gras video, see for yourself, nothing but utter maddness, horror, pain and profits, just to satisfy someones taste buds, sickening!
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Re: Where can I find an english butcher and foie gras in Zurich?

If you want Foie Gras, this guy has the best gourmet, meat and poultry products in ZH and arguably in CH...of course you have to pay the price for quality.

http://www.alfredvonescher.ch/
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Re: Where can I find an english butcher and foie gras in Zurich?

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Do you all realize what cruelty you are supporting by buying Foie gras? Please spare a thought for those poor animals that are totally horrified by having that metal rod pushed into their stomach three times per day and their stomach overfilled, till they feel sick. You are eating deceased liver, if that means anything to do?
http://www.vier-pfoten.org/website/o...912&language=1

and on the side bar you can click into the foie gras video, see for yourself, nothing but utter maddness, horror, pain and profits, just to satisfy someones taste buds, sickening!

The OP didn't ask for a lecture so why give him one?
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(NOTE: before anyone starts a groan-o-rama, I'm well aware of the issues surrounding the production of foie gras, if we want to have a discussion on animal welfare please let's do it in another thread - thanks)
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Do you all realize what cruelty you are supporting by buying Foie gras? Please spare a thought for those poor animals that are totally horrified by having that metal rod pushed into their stomach three times per day and their stomach overfilled, till they feel sick. You are eating deceased liver, if that means anything to do?
http://www.vier-pfoten.org/website/o...912&language=1

and on the side bar you can click into the foie gras video, see for yourself, nothing but utter maddness, horror, pain and profits, just to satisfy someones taste buds, sickening!
dude, read the OP properly before replying to posts ... I got a couple of groans myself somewhere else for not doing it and learned the lesson quickly
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Plus, does anyone know if and where I can find fresh or frozen foie gras in Zurich? Not terrine, pate or similar, I'm looking for the real thing. (NOTE: before anyone starts a groan-o-rama, I'm well aware of the issues surrounding the production of foie gras, if we want to have a discussion on animal welfare please let's do it in another thread - thanks)

Any help is much appreciated

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If you really like real foie gras, you'll enjoy this TED video:



You can buy it here:
http://www.ibergour.com/es/productos...?id_prod=fesou

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Re: Where can I find an english butcher and foie gras in Zurich?

I'm sure that Globus, Jemoli stocks some good quality foie gras, especially for the festive season. As a French national, I would head up there for mine, and Globus has a stunning wine department where you'll find plenty of sweet wines, including Sauternes, to go with the foie gras. Every Saturday, they offer wine and alcool tasting and the staff is very knowledgeable. Highly recommended
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Re: Where can I find an english butcher and foie gras in Zurich?

Have you found some foie gras?
I went to globus &jelmoli today and there was no choice, just a little foie gras @ 160chf.. (the price is not a joke)
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Old 04.12.2009, 20:23
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Re: Where can I find an english butcher and foie gras in Zurich?

i bought some delightfully delicioius foie gras from here in Colmar
http://www.alsacefoiegras.com/

some with fresh sliced truffles through it - mmmmmm

mental note - must go back soon
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As far as an English Butcher, I know of an actual english(he might be Scottish, but you know y'all look alike) butcher here in Zurich, that can make the cuts and sausages as you like, but I have to look for his number.
After reading through people stating how bad this is or that, it seems we have lost the answer to finding an English/Scottish/Irish butcher in the Zurich area.

Desperate to find one, any one know of one within the region?

Thanks all
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Re: Where can I find an english butcher and foie gras in Zurich?

Scottish cuts and English cuts are very different actually and American different still. Talk about being divided by common language
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