Long time no post! Sorry that my first post after a long hiatus (new job, you know how it goes) is to ask for help, but the MIL is looking to do a Forbidden/Banned foods menu for New Years and I don't have too many ideas. They're in CA so the entire idea was prompted by the foie gras ban, but you can't do an entire evening of just foie gras. (or CAN you?!…..)
I offered to do a huge batch of home-made root beer floats made with sassafras (banned as it's supposedly carcinogenic) and raw milk ice cream. Other ideas have included some legally harvested but officially protected lobsters that are floating around in someone's freezer… We can obviously bring mounds and mounds of foie gras as we're so near hudson valley...
And that's about it. I'll be honest, I'm not really sold on the theme, as truly taboo foods I'd likely not be down with preparing. But the mother-in-law is the mother-in-law, so… yeah. A forbidden foods menu it is.
Anybody have any thoughts or ideas? Maybe just some nominally taboo foods? These parties aren't generally filled with the most adventurous eaters, so it can't be TOO taboo.