HOW WELL TO CHOOSE ITS FOIE GRAS?
Foie gras is a dish of choice, considered to be one of the jewels of French cuisine. But how do you know which is the right type of foie gras for you? The answer is simple: follow the expert advice of your Vendée duck farmer, and foie gras will hold no secrets for you!
Which foie gras should you choose?
It’s all a question of taste and culinary needs, but also a matter of your budget! You’ll want a different type of foie gras, depending on whether you want to enjoy your foie gras as an hors d’oeuvre, an appetizer or an entrée. You will also need to think about its preparation. Do you want to get your hands dirty, or would you prefer something that’s ready to eat? Ernest Soulard offers you a wide range of foie gras products in any form, as well as chef’s recipes, so you can enjoy your foie gras how you see fit.
Different Types of Foie Gras
Whole Foie Gras
At the top of the line, this is the most highly-appreciated option for special occasions. Whole foie gras is made of a single liver or one or more lobes of the same liver. It is accompanied by an authorized seasoning: salt, sugar, spices, aromatics, brandies, wines or fortified wines.
This product is made of assembled, seasoned pieces of lobes of foie gras, possibly from different animals. Foie gras is perfect for a refined meal among friends.
Block of Foie Gras
If you are organizing a cocktail hour on a budget, the block of foie gras is the right choice for you. It is perfect for canapés and other bite-sized nibbles. It’s made of reformed, seasoned foie gras. Several livers are emulsified to make it, guaranteeing an even flavor.
Block of Foie Gras with Pieces
A block of duck foie gras with pieces is a foie gras emulsion containing 30% to 50% pieces of whole foie gras. This product is perfect as a supplement to your salads or to enjoy as an appetizer.
Foie Gras-Based Preparations
In addition to these four foie gras products, there are also foie gras-based preparations. For example, liver caprice is made of at least 75% foie gras.