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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).

  1. anyhow 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 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 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 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 Jan 3, 2009 07:03 AM

            Definitely at The Gourmet Corner. Enjoy!

            1. Robert Lauriston 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/379016#2751399

              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 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 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 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 Jan 13, 2010 08:50 AM

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

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