Nigella Lawson has denied claims that she brought Foie gras from now ex-Selfridges butcher Jack OâShea. The voluptuous chef has called in lawyers after a newspaper alleged that she purchased the product which is made from the enlarged livers of forcefed geese.
Illegal to produce but legal to be sold in the U.K, the controversial French delicacy was taken off the shelves at the iconic London department store two years ago after a high profile campaign by James Bond and Boat Trip star Roger Moore.
Yet OâShea, continued to sell the foodstuff to a âsecret societyâ? of customers under the name of âFrench Filletâ? until he was filmed doing so just before last Christmas.
Lawson, who is married to the art worldâs version of Dr. Evil âCharles Saatchiâ, denies the claim that she was one of these customers despite the fact she has a well-known love for Goose Pate.
Escorted out of the London department store shortly after he is caught out, OâShea says that he sold Foie Gras to several Michelin starred chefs based in the city.