Les Escargots: Come and Join the Dance

Escargot sculpture, Pays Basque, Aquitaine (Photo credit: eidole)
Escargot on Fennel, (Photo credit: Christophe Alary)
Escargot for Sale (Photo credit: Christine und Hagen Graf)
Escargot in Bowl (Photo credit: Gavin Mecaniques)
Snail Exploring Serving Dish (photo credit: Alan Goze)
Snails in Cast Iron Skillet (Photo credit: Craig Hatfield)
Cooked (Photo credit: Guillaume Brialon)
Eating (Photo credit: Mark H. Anbinder)
Snail Tongs and Fork

For an introduction to the lives of wild snails, do take a look at this marvelous book by Elizabeth Tova Bailey:

Note:  Lewis Carroll wrote a poem, “A Whiting and a Snail,” from whence comes the title of this post:

‘There is another shore, you know, upon the other side.
The further off from England the nearer is to France –
Then turn not pale, beloved snail, but come and join the dance.’

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