May 24 – National Escargot Day

National Escargot Day 


Food Facts on Escargot 

  • Escargot is a dish of cooked edible snails, usually served as an appetizer in French restaurants. 

  • An Escargot plate has indentations (usually 6) to hold the snail shells for baking and for serving. 

  • Special EscRGOT or snail tongs are used to hold the snail shells while using a small two tined Escargot fork to extract the snail from the shell.
  • Restaurants serve about 1 billion snails annually.
  • Escargot are high in protein and low in fat and high in essential fatty acids.