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The Gourmet Pig Jan 1, 2009 02:30 PM

Does anyone know where I can buy canned foie gras and truffle products. Since they are easily found in France, I figured someone would have taken the initiative to import them. Preferably San Francisco, but any info about these products (like blocs of foie or truffle juice).

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  1. anyhow RE: The Gourmet Pig Jan 1, 2009 06:00 PM

    Check new post on "General Chowhounding Topics" Board for a mail-order source. If you find local sources, please post for our benefit.

    Thanks

    1. Paul H RE: The Gourmet Pig Jan 1, 2009 06:15 PM

      Truffle juice can be had at Le Santuaire. The best place to buy raw whole foie gras is Polarica.

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      Le Sanctuaire
      315 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108

      Polarica
      105 Quint St, San Francisco, CA

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        Missmoo RE: The Gourmet Pig Jan 1, 2009 07:11 PM

        We just had some foie gras for New Year's that we bought at Fatted Calf, it was delicious!

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          SteveG RE: The Gourmet Pig Jan 2, 2009 10:40 AM

          If you're looking specifically for canned foie gras and jarred truffle products, I think the Gourmet Corner, an outgrowth of the Le Village French products importer, should have it. They definitely used to have it at their warehouse sales...give them a call.

          If you want to prepare fresh foie gras for yourself, try Fatted Calf (probably pre-prepared terrines ready to eat), Polarica (raw, grades A and B available, only whole lobes, cheapest fresh Foie prices, linked in other post) and Golden Gate Meats (more expensive than Polarica, probably the same source, will often cut a lobe in half to sell to you since they have enough retail turnover).

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          Golden Gate Meat
          Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

          The Gourmet Corner
          873 N San Mateo Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401

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            Esiole RE: The Gourmet Pig Jan 3, 2009 07:03 AM

            Definitely at The Gourmet Corner. Enjoy!

            1. Robert Lauriston RE: The Gourmet Pig Jan 9, 2010 01:14 PM

              Preserved black truffle products are tough to find:

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/412896
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/3790...

              In addition to the places SteveG notes, I have found them at Draeger's.

              Marcel & Henri makes some pâtés with black truffles. I'm not sure if those among the two or three they carry at Trader Joe's.

              http://www.marcelethenri.com/complete...

              D'Artagnan also makes some. I've seen their stuff at Andronico's.

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                foodgeek_ca RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 10, 2010 01:31 PM

                Draeger's also sells canned foie gras, and sometimes you can get a lobe of foie gras in the butcher department.

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                SteveG RE: The Gourmet Pig Jan 12, 2010 10:56 AM

                Since this thread resurfaced, once in a while I see "Fungus Amongus" black truffle butter in a jar at Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco. It's pretty tasty, great as a finishing addition to a meat sauce. Next time I'm there, I'll ask what the typical supply is or when they carry it.

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                  teejaymoore RE: The Gourmet Pig Jan 12, 2010 05:37 PM

                  Foie Gras - Bouchon Bakery (good excuse to go to Yountville). Fatted Calf has it also but not as good as Bouchon's.

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                    jsaimd RE: The Gourmet Pig Jan 13, 2010 08:50 AM

                    I've seen black truffles at Andronico's and Sur La Table.

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