Dining on Escargot


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If you watched “Pretty Woman” you probably remember the scene where Julia Roberts catapults an escargot with her fork and refers to the dish as “Slippery little suckers.” If you love escargots, you probably have refined, epicurean taste buds. More commonly referred to as snails, eating these creatures is an acquired taste.

How the French Prepare Escargot

Trust the French to create a glamorous dish out of the most humble ingredient: the snail. Not all snails are edible or considered acceptable for dining; the varieties that grace tables are the Helix pomatia, the Helix lucorum, and the Helix aspersa. [Read more…]

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