Celebrate a special event with smooth and flavorful Duck Foie Gras by Rougié. This tin is perfect for two people. Foie gras is a specialty food made from the liver of a duck or goose, and is a popular and well-known delicacy in French cuisine. Its flavor is described as rich, buttery, and delicate, unlike that of an ordinary duck or goose liver. Foie gras is sold whole, or is prepared into mousse, parfait, or pâté, and may also be served as an accompaniment to another food item, such as steak. This Duck Foie Gras by Rougié is whole, lightly seasoned, and fully cooked with Armagnac wine to preserve it. Foie gras is an excellent source of essential fatty acids and vitamins. Poly-unsaturated fats, also called oleic acid, play an important role in the prevention of heart disease. Foie gras poses no health risks whatsoever, rather providing beneficial elements that promote good health. Foie gras was discovered by Egyptians over 5,000 years ago. When harvesting livers from migrating geese, they learned that migrating web-footed birds gorged and stored energy in their livers before embarking on their long journeys. This is how foie gras was discovered and passed on to us. Preferred by Chefs across the world, Rougié brings the highest quality foie gras and Moulard duck specialties to American chefs. Their philosophy is based on sustainable farming, innovation, and a great attention to detail. By constantly perfecting their working methods and recipes, the Rougié brand has become the genuine emblem of French foie gras around the world.
For Rougié, ducks are quite a story! It all started in France in 1875, with the opening of a gourmet shop which would soon become an epicurean’s favorite. On the strength of its increasingly wide reputation, the firm led by Léonce Rougié and subsequently by his son, Jean Rougié, gained a truly international stature in the 1950s. Today, Rougié can be found in 120 countries around the world. The secret to their success? A passionate team and pampered ducks! After 12 weeks of free-range growing, the ducks are individually hand-fed 2 meals a day for 10 to 11 days. The feed is local-grown corn, without hormones or antibiotics, allowing them to offer the tastiest and healthiest Moulard duck products to high-end restaurants.