Despite a bunch of fancy chefs' wishes to the contrary, the impending ban on foie gras in California is set to proceed, say the people in charge in Sacramento. The chefs recognize they got a late start in protesting the ban, but don't sound exactly like they're going to abide:

Nate Ballard, a spokesman for the coalition of chefs, acknowledged that repealing the ban in the coming weeks would be a heavy lift.

"Even if the ban does go into effect, we will keep moving forward," he said. "Prohibition has never worked in this country."