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NATIONAL ESCARGOT DAY – May 24

NATIONAL ESCARGOT DAY – May 24

NATIONAL ESCARGOT DAY

Each year on May 24th, National Escargot Day honors the famous French dish of cooked land snails. While escargot is enjoyed by many it is an acquired taste. Many French restaurants serve the dish as an appetizer.
 Escargot {es.kar.go} is the French word for snail.

The dish of Escargot is usually prepared by removing the land snails from their shells, cooking them with garlic, butter, and wine. They are then placed back into their shells with the sauce for serving. The dish is served with a special fork and tong for easier dining.

                                                Escargot are high in protein and low in fat (without the butter).

The science of growing snails is known as heliciculture. In the United States, more people are raising snails for culinary purposes. Even though escargot still seems exotic to American palates, around the world escargot has long been a popular dish.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalEscargotDay

If you’ve never experienced escargot, this is the holiday to try it. Find a restaurant near you that serves the delicacy and order a plate. Be sure to order wine, too. If you’re looking for a recipe to try at home, we have a recipe for you to try as well.

Enjoy this Escargot in Wine recipe.

Use #NationalEscargotDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL ESCARGOT DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this French dining holiday. We suspect the founder is dining on a bed on snails.

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