And that’s not a metaphor, at least if you live in Chicago. Last Friday longtime friend Doug Sohn was cited by Chicago police for continuing to serve his famous foie gras dog in open defiance of the world’s most ridiculous law. In real-world dollars the fine doesn’t add up to much (though few business owners will shrug off a $500 hit…we’re all cheap). Still, it’ll probably be the end of the road for the duck liver dog. Sigh. I’m not saying I ate one of those things every week (or every month, or even every year) but it was of course the principle of it. We are indeed living in strange days when our elected representatives have nothing better to do than make laws about the kinds of foods we’re allowed to eat.