It Might Be a Stereotype, but ….

I love this picture of a snail.

Like many mollusks, snails seem to have been  eaten in substantial quantities by early man, as witness the mounds of snail shells found in archaeological sites.

See Prehistoric edible land snails in the cirum Mediterranean: the archaeological evidence (2004) (Extensive bibliography)


One comment

  • I love escargot. It is a wonderful opportunity to dip a good bread in herb flavored butter with a little chewy thing on top. How is that for a hick assessment? I might add that the escargot available to me the USA are grown in Indonesia.. I cannot bring myself to smoting the shelled slugs in the garden yet, but hey! When I do I know how to serve them!


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