Today Patrick took me to a local producer of foies gras. She showed us the entire production process.
She buys her chicks when they are one day old; and they roam around until they are between five and a half to six months old. Then for 20 days they are feed specially cooked cornmeal. I will skip the next few steps to get us to the canning stage, then the packing for shipping everywhere around the world.
Now that I know all the work that goes into foies gras I have a much better appreciation for this delicacy.