Pack your bags, kids, we’re going to California:
A doughnut filled with foie gras mousse will be given away for free at two bakeries in San Jose and Campbell, California, on Friday, also known as National Doughnut Day.
The unusual treat, which is topped with a sprig of sage and injected with a pipette of fig, honey and balsamic gastrique, has attracted a lot of attention since Psycho Donuts announced its arrival – both positive and negative.
While some have heralded the ‘Foie Bomb’ as a ‘gastronomic delight’, others have slated the bakery – which also sells vegan products – for promoting animal cruelty.
Fantastic. This may be the greatest gastronomic innovation since, literally, sliced bread:
‘You have the unctuous fattiness of the mousse, in the center of a yeasty raised doughnut hole,’ [Psycho Donuts owner Ron Levi] said.
‘The fattiness of the foie and the herbaceousness of the sage. . .it’s an experience the whole way through.
While the predictable protesters have been out in force, many particularly piqued by the fact that Levi also serves vegan donuts, he’s not backing down:
‘How dare you tell people what they can and cannot eat?’
Amen to that. There’s hope for California yet. Funny how so many people who claim to be “pro-choice”, aren’t.