National Escargot Day is an American holiday dedicated to snails. Specifically, we will talk about these animals as a food item that is very popular in France. So why not add a little French charm today by cooking some delicious snail dish! The holiday is celebrated every year on May 24.
There is no information about the origin of National Escargot Day. The dish itself is prepared mainly from Burgundy snails, which are very popular in France. It is believed that it was prepared, back in the days of ancient Rome, and since then the recipe has been passed down through the generations and survives to this day.
Clams are usually cooked in the shell on the grill. Escargot is considered a delicacy. This appetizer is often found at banquets and other celebrations. The dish is served with white wine. Together with fried snails, guests are offered a special stick, with which it is convenient to remove the tender meat from the hard shells.
In the U.S., snails have been cooked since the 20th century. It was French people who brought the recipe. The dish is popular in certain circles and among those who like to try foreign delicacies.
- Despite the unconventionality of the dish, edible snails are very healthy. Their meat is low in fat, rich in potassium, vitamin E, phosphorus and many other useful minerals and vitamins.
- The first use of the word “escargot” for cooked edible snails dates back to 1892.
- The dish is prepared in a special dish called an escargotierka.
How to celebrate
Visit French restaurants to enjoy expertly prepared snails. Try making the dish yourself. You can find recipes and instructional videos online.
Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users, have they tried escargot? What are their impressions of the dish?
When is National Escargot Day celebrated in 2023?
National Escargot Day is observed on May 24 each year.