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Sin and Songbirds

Think about the most controversial but delicious food you know about. Really pause a moment, and think about it. You're probably thinking about a bird, one that gets deliberately fattened by force feeding before being slaughtered, prized by famous chefs and indulgent diners the world over. You're probably thinking it's a dish that's been illegal to serve in many places around the world. You're probably thinking the dish is French.

You'd be right about all of these things...but I'm not talking about foie gras.