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A crowd of 1,500 people spent up to $25 to listen to famed chef Julia Child expound on fine dining at the Warner Theater on June 1. But the would-be gourmands got more than they paid for. Child is on the record indicating she’ll order pâté de foie gras for her last meal, a final request that enrages animal rights activists. About 30 animal-friendlies chanted “Hide your head if you’re a goose/Julia Child is on the loose,” but failed to spoil the appetite of the attendant gastronomes. Still, protester Lisa Talev—who brandished a “recipe” for pâté that included instructions to “Shove a foot-long metal tube down duck’s throat”—was satisfied with the agitators’ effort. “I’m really hoarse, but we made our point,” she said.