What a great read - thanks. It reminded me of one time I visited my uncle at the family Auberge in Perigord and surprisingly we had eaten quite a bit of foie gras in the course of dinner. At 2 am my uncle had a liver crisis and we called the ambulance - which also took long to arrive. The ambulance drivers arrived and loaded my uncle on a gurney. My uncle offered them a glass of wine - then a baguette, cheese, and some foie gras. They had a small feast stretched out on my uncles strapped down belly. My uncle survived and the memory has made me laugh every day since.