Did you know that the production of Foie Gras is an age-old tradition whose origins can be traced back over 4,500 years?
Let's start with a bit of history..
The secret of Foie Gras was discovered by Egyptians when they were hunting migratory ducks and geese in the waters of the Nile River. This place was a crossing point for migrating geese and ducks, giving the Egyptians ample opportunity to observe the ease with which the birds built up fatty reserves to sustain them on the journey home.
Later the Egyptians passed on this practice to the Greco-Roman world. Before it was called foie gras after the 12th century, it was first known under different names such as ficatum (derived from the Latin, fig), figido, fedie and feie. However, despite the Gauls having adopted the technique of fattening, foie gras gradually disappeared with the fall of the Roman Empire but came back thanks to the Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus.
Foie gras, french culture and Christmas day.
Foie Gras became a success in France and is today one of the best-known and most-appreciated French dishes, thanks to its quality and its history. Nowadays, France is the country that consumes the most foie gras. It is also the country that produce the most of it as 75% of the worldwide production come from France.
On Christmas day, French people are looking for some delicious food which you don’t serve up all year round. A traditional Christmas meal need to be special and foie gras is one of those foods which aren’t eaten every day. This meal is something that need to be reserved for special occasions and what better time of year than Christmas to enjoy this luxury with your family?
Foie gras need to be on your Christmas menu, without fail!
To enjoy Foie Gras at its finest during Christmas, Deliss created some special boxes for you:
- Foie Gras & Truffle cheese BoxThe most delightful flavours in one box! The creaminess of the Duck Foie Gras mi-cuit combined with the delicate flavour of truffle cheese. Indulgence at its best!
- Duck Foie Gras & Co. BoxConsidered to be one of the jewels of French cuisine, Foie Gras is the most highly-appreciated option for special occasions. With our special Foie Gras & Co. Box you will enjoy our beautiful Duck Foie Gras Mi-cuit enhanced with the sweet flavour of our confit accompaniments.
Here at Deliss, we wish you a very happy festive season! :)