Humph. I had fois gras once in the last century. I'm not sure of my opinion, some angst seems over the top, but mostly I get the angst. Truffles - not only are my ears poor, but my nose is. I don't get truffles. I did order truffle ravioli in NYC several times (an appetizer instead of a main dish) and it tasted good. Probably made with questionable truffle oil. I've liked pate, but not eaten it much. My mental palate is much more expansive than my real life one. Life of the mind..
Oh, see Joe Nation on the crunch of anchovies, whatta post.