FP31: Endangered Pleasures

27 Nov 2006, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in farm, news & buzz, podcast

The fascists are at it again. The attempt to ban foie gras has come to New York City, and you can be damn sure I’ve got something to say about it. It is time for people to stand up for individual rights with the kind of volume typically reserved for animal rights, and that means you. Are you comfortable with the government dictating what you can and cannot eat?

Pleasures are becoming more endangered with every day that passes here in the Nanny State, and if you don’t stand up now for your individual freedoms, don’t be surprised when the Puritans are running every last detail of your existence. If you want to voice your opinion on the matter, contact your New York City Council legislators at the following:

On a happier note, and in salute to the ideal of pleasure – the kind that is both sinless and guilt-free – I’m delighted to feature a chat with entrepreneur Dick Pyle about the Truffle Tree empire he has created in Gascony. Thanks to his ingenuity and passion, you can now buy your very own truffle tree in France and partake of the bountiful treasures to be found beneath the ground.

Music: Super Hot Lady Cop by Beau Hall ( and Grapes by Evan Stone (

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