Escargot from the archives

May 29, 2009 | By | Comments (4)

Things are crazy in the test garden as we prepare for Celebration Weekend, but I wanted to take a quick minute to keep you posted on my ever growing interest in Team Escargot. Turns out Sunset wrote the book (er, article) on homemade escargot back in May of 1988. Check it out:

Snails 1

Snails 2


Snails 3


  1. pedroza family

    well i guess the snails eat healthy, I should know, they nibble on what I plant!

    June 2, 2009 at 7:16 am
  2. KathyG

    After looking at this article (which I must have seen in the original issue because I’ve subscribed since 1971), I am thinking that the first person to pick up and eat a snail must have been both brave and very, very hungry. Although I once ate escargot in a French restaurant (at the age of 17) I don’t know that I could do it now. It’s probably a good thing we don’t have snails here. I would probably still just be squishing them. Ick. I will salute anyone who IS willing to go through all these steps, though, and I look forward to seeing Team Escargot in action. Go ahead. Better you than me. 🙂

    June 1, 2009 at 2:10 pm
  3. Sheila Schmitz

    I noticed that Manresa restaurant in Los Gatos has “California snails with garlic and parsley, crispy artichokes scented with anise” on the menu:

    May 30, 2009 at 12:40 am
  4. Rachel

    This is fabulous. I wonder if I could find someone to eat the ones I find in my garden? I’d feel so much better giving them away rather than killing them. If I have the time I do try and take them to a duck pond.

    May 30, 2009 at 12:05 am

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