Wednesday, January 7th, marked a very happy new year indeed for chefs and foodie nerds across California. U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson overturned the state-wide ban on foie gras, the fatty liver of a duck or goose that is often cited by said nerds like myself as viable evidence for a divine being. The ban was challenged by Sean Chaney of Hot’s Restaurant Group. Chaney commented on the ban, “Honestly, I’m so stoked that we can finally have a choice to serve what we want,” says Chaney. “It was such a ridiculous thing. I was targeted by PETA, I was targeted by everyone. This whole thing is kind of like a big F.U., to say that we were right.” Hudson Valley Foie Gras, and a group of Canadian foie gras farmers called Association des Eleveurs de Canards et d’Oies du Quebec also challenged the ban.