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Foie gras war hots up for Christmas

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7020.1592 (Published 16 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1592

Researchers in France have come up with a scientific explanation for the excellence of French pate de foie gras, a delicacy traditionally served at Christmas. Native geese are genetically predisposed to bountiful storage of triglycerides in their liver. Their “fat liver” (foie gras) is twice as big as the liver of their main rivals, forcefed Polish geese.

According to a …

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