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May 4, 2009 11:19 AM

Sweetbreads and/or Foie Gras

Hey Foodies,

Does anyone know if there is a store I can buy both sweetbreads and/or Foie Gras in the bethesda, rockville area???


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  1. If you are willing to go a bit further south, the SuperFresh off Massachusetts, behind AU law school, tends to have a lot of D'Artagnan products. You can almost always find foie there, and then there's usually a mixed variety of other products.

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    1. re: katecm

      Thanks everyone for the responses! I cant believe a SuperFresh carries it...pretty kewl.

    2. Bertucci's carries Foie Gras, but it is VERY expensive.


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      1. re: tommyskitchen

        I'm assuming you meant Balducci's, not Bertucci's. They carry either the D'Artagnan or Hudson Valley foie, I can't remember. Foie is ALWAYS expensive.

        Sweetbreads, maybe try the asian markets?

        1. re: DanielK

          Oops my mistake! A co-worker picked up from there tonight and I guess I had it on the brain.

      2. I am CONSTANTLY on the look out for sweetbreads and have not seen them in probably 10 years. I used to catch them about twice a year at Sutton/Balduci's, but haven't seen that in a long time. They say I can special order them, but I have never done it.

        Daniel, I have never seen them in either the Latin or the Asian markets, and I frequent those places every week. Nor calf's liver.

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        1. re: Pappy

          I'll take your word for it, Pappy. I suggested ethnic markets since they do usually carry far more offal than supermarkets.

          What about a place like Lebanese Butcher?

          1. re: DanielK

            I'm not aware of any Asian culture that eats sweetbread - shocking, but true.

            1. re: Ericandblueboy

              That's interesting, Eric. I'd never thought about it that much.

              1. re: DanielK

                Eric is correct. Sweetbreads are not used in Asian cuisines, so you won't be able to get them in Asian markets.

        2. FYI - I see "Medallion of Foie Gras with Truffles" are on sale at Balduccis this week for $17.99 ea....


          1. FYI - Was just at Balducci's (Thanks Daniel!) and saw that Foie Gras was $99.99 a pound......