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How to Make Snails Like a French Chef in 60 Seconds

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Commissioning Editor
Updated: 12 July 2017

As simple and flavorsome as French food is, the tang of its cuisine (and its use of unusual animal parts) can catch a first-timer off guard. We caught up with Chef Stéphane from Restaurant Sacrée Fleur, who showed us the traditional Parisian way of cooking and eating some of the finest French delicacies.

Often compared to garlic mushrooms, escargots is a must-try dish during your stay in France. Although experimenting with what you find in your garden isn’t advised, it’s usually the garden snail that’s eaten. However, it wasn’t the French who first came up with this dish; 2,000 years ago, the Romans viewed eating snails as a sign of luxury and affluence.

Chef Stéphane serves escargots in a cream sauce with parsley and Calvados.