Vegetarian foie gras? Can there be such a thing? In Chicago, which famously banned foie gras last year, chefs are getting creative. NPR featured a story with Chicago chef Tony Mantuano this weekend, talking about his vegetarian faux gras. While it can't stand up to the real thing in taste tests, it has proven so far to be a good substitute, he says.
In other radio food news, NPR continues their Tastes of Summer series with reader reflections on water ices from the Jersey shore, and peach milkshakes. Even if you don't have time to listen, click over and read the web article. Many of NPR's food pieces have accompanying online articles and recipes. More links (chocolate-eating, toy-stealing squirrel!) below...
More Food Radio
• Hunt for Wild Blackberries - with online recipes and article
• Finnish Squirrel Loves Chocolate - He eats the chocolate and takes the Kinder surprise inside!
• Out of the Pear Orchard - On pear brandies.