Eating Escargot

imageWhen in Rome (or France…) eat escargot!
Snails are an absolutely delicious delicacy. But how to eat them?
Escargot is served in a snail dish with snail tongs and a slender two pronged snail fork.

Do Not:
Eat directly from the snail
Use your hands

Keep the tongs in your non dominant hand
Use the tongs to grip and hold the shell in place
With your dominant hand use the snail fork
Pull out the meat
Put the entire snail in your mouth

You will see escargot listed in menus as an appetizer, served 6 or 12 at a time.
When in France — or a French restaurant anywhere — remember these tips and give escargot a try!