Of droughts and foie gras angst — the year in food - Article Photos 8/11

FILE - In this May 11, 2012 file photo, Foie Gras dishes are served at Sent Sovi in Saratoga, Calif. Despite opposition by the state’s restaurant industry, as of July it became illegal to sell the foie gras, which is made from goose or duck livers enlarged by force-feeding through funnel-like tubes. But another foodie political measure, this one to require labeling of food with genetically modified ingredients, failed to pass muster with the state’s voters. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)