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Foie Gras, Trans Fats and Caviar with Jane Black

Now, in addition to the proposed ban on foie gras (proposed by Vegetarian Assemblyman Michael Panter), Vegetarian Senator Ellen Karcher has proposed banning trans fats in restaurants. It is time for radical vegetarian extremist legislators to stop trying to mother us all and tell us what to eat. The guys go off.

If you live in NJ, call you legislators and let them know how you feel. You can use the state Legislature website at to email your legislator directly or to find his/her contact information.

You can send a letter to The Asbury Park Press at, to the Star Ledger at, to the Times of Trenton at, and to the New York Times at

Letters can be sent to The New York Post and the Courier-Post from here:

New York Post:


Call the sponsors of this misinformed, nanny-state, mamby-pamby legislation and tell them to stop taking away our freedoms.

Transfat Bill Sponsor State Senator Ellen Karcher:
PHONE NUMBER: (732) 462-8883

Foie Gras Bill Sponsor Assemblyman Michael Panter:
PHONE NUMBER: (732) 544-2116

Foie Gras Bill Co-sponsor Assemblyman Tom Giblin:

The Guys guest is Jane Black. Jane Black has written for publications including the Washington Post, the New York Times Magazine, Business Week, and Newsweek International. She is a food editor as Boston Magazine. She is here today to talk to The Guys about a recent article she wrote in the NY Times on caviar. She also agrees with The Guys on the foie gras thing.

Podcast Date: 11/6/2006

The Restaurant Guys

Who Are The Restaurant Guys? Every week, Francis Schott and Mark Pascal host the Restaurant Guys, a show that's as informative as it is fun. Francis and Mark own Stage Left Restaurant in the heart of New Brunswick's theatre district, and, along with their expertise in a wide range of fine dining and wine matters, they bring to the table humor and intelligent conversation, perfect for the midday listener. The show includes discussions and interviews with famous chefs, restaurateurs, wine and food writers, critics; and the Guys even give stuff away occasionally.