How I spent my Sunday evening

January 19, 2010 | By | Comments (4)

Amy, our recipe editor, has this new way to cook the snails. I’ll make her blog all about it just as soon as she can take a break from the craziness of the Sunset test kitchen. Anyway, they’re delicious. Delicious, I tell you. I was popping them into my mouth like popcorn even BEFORE they were cooked in garlic and butter (don’t worry, they’d already been boiled). I can’t get enough of them.

Trouble is, I can’t find a plethora of big, fat, juicy ones in the test garden. What can I say? I guess I’m just that on top of snail control.

I keep seeing big ones on our front steps at home in San Francisco. So this evening I went on a snail hunt, headlamp and all. I got a handful of BIG ones and then got thoroughly absorbed in taking pictures of them to try and capture their meatiness for YOU, dear readers! Don’t thank me — it’s my pleasure.


They’re big!


Cuddle pile!


Look at all that meaty goodness!


Nice neck. Makes my mouth water.


  1. Adriana @ Anarchy in the Garden

    Can I mail you the snails from my garden?

    March 28, 2010 at 12:49 am
  2. KathyG

    so incredibly cute — how I wish I could grow snails in my garden …… wait — WHAT AM I SAYING?!!!!! I must be crazy. See, how persuasive your photos are?!

    March 19, 2010 at 3:40 pm
  3. Philip

    There’s an interesting post over at the Health Journal Club that makes the case that people should just not eat anything that wasn’t a food 100 years ago. Gets rid of the aspartame, bleached GM flour, high fructose corn syrup garbage they try to pass off as food these days. If interested you can read on it here,

    Such an approach also has the benefit of helping to preserve portions of centuries or millenniums old cultures that are under assault from a crass commercialization of food. And so for instance snails if I have my haute culture correct are French delicacies, Ecargot, n’est pas?

    March 16, 2010 at 2:31 am
  4. sharon

    You are making them look so cute, you’re going to have a hard time eating them.

    March 15, 2010 at 2:29 pm

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