Here’s another one of those days I just don’t understand, National Escargot Day. For those who like Escargot I guess it makes perfect sense and is a wonderful day to enjoy one of their favorite foods. But who discovered it as food?
I mean, look at it. Who is going to reach down on the ground and pick up a snail and go, “Yum, that looks good enough to eat”!?! My thoughts are, someone pretty darn hungry. Did they see animals eating them? Did they watched what the snails ate and decide that made them taste good. I would say apparently not because there has been a lot of experimentation on how to prepare them to taste their best.
I guess the butter, garlic, parsley and pepper cover up the actual taste of the snail. You still have to look at it, unless you close your eyes. I have never personally found something crawling on the ground something I wanted to put in my mouth. For those of you that love it, wonderful I think it is probably more the though of eating it to me than the taste.
But if you like Escargot, this is your day! You can order without thought of what others think and enough it down to the very… very… shell of it. My guess is that you have to eat a lot of them to fill up, they aren’t very big.
But make sure it is well done, or your dinner might leave the table on it’s own.
How to celebrate – Have a snail for dinner tonight. Go snail hunting. Try a slug instead of a snail.