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Tuesday 28 June 2005 10.06am
Clearing some giant ivy out of my tiny backyard garden I have discovered vast quantities of snails. I am somehow reluctant to get rid of these by the usual means, and was wondering, since there seem to be some gourmet chefs on the forum, if someone would like to come and gather some snails for cooking. I have not yet put down any slug pellets, but if there are no volunteer cooks, will probably do so in a couple of weeks. Bon appetit.

http://barcelonavisit.com
Holiday flat in Barcelona
Tuesday 28 June 2005 11.33am
Aren't edible snails a special variety? Not sure common or "Garden" variety would work.
Tuesday 28 June 2005 11.48am
I think you're right, Plum. I think garden snails are not for the pan

By the way, Chavender, why do you advertise a holiday flat in Barcelona in all your posts?
Tuesday 28 June 2005 11.58am
I was a barbeque organised by some Greek Cyrpiot friends once and they cooked up a mountain of snails from the garden (apparently it's not just a French thing). Against my better judgement I tried one, it wasn't nice but I survived perfectly intact though some people seemed to be complaining afterwards about the effect they thought it had on them.
Tuesday 28 June 2005 12.04pm
bmovie Wrote:
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> By the way, Chavender, why do you advertise a
> holiday flat in Barcelona in all your posts?

That's a great idea!
http://www.we'reallgoingtohellinahandbasket.com


Tuesday 28 June 2005 12.04pm
Plum/bmovie

I think you're wrong. The Food Programme on Radio 4 did a feature on this a week or so ago and I heard the trailer where I'm sure they were talking about eating "ordinary" snails. It's probably available on the R4 website to "Listen Again" if you want to check.

...if you press it, they will come.
Tuesday 28 June 2005 12.10pm
re holiday flats my son made me do it , must declare an interest. Re snails, you can eat ordinary garden snails if not poisoned by nasty slug pellets. I believe there is a bit of a procedure though, involving gathering up the largest ones and keeping them in a container they cant get out of, letting them drink water for a few days while starving to 'clean' the insides and presumably get rid of snail poo, then boiling them for a few minutes before cooking them in butter and garlic or whatever. Just thought there would be someone clever who would know all this and was feeling a bit daring................. I think I did hear that programme, which maybe was why I thought of it in the first place.

http://barcelonavisit.com
Holiday flat in Barcelona
Tuesday 28 June 2005 12.13pm
chavender Wrote:
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> re holiday flats my son made me do it , must
> declare an interest.

Well it was the voices in my head made me do it!
http://www.we'reallgoingtohellinahandbasket.com/
Tuesday 28 June 2005 12.35pm
That link does not work Barkyhead. Just come and get the snails.

http://barcelonavisit.com
Holiday flat in Barcelona
Tuesday 28 June 2005 12.40pm
I thinks that's Barkyhead's point. The Forum is not a place for advertising. If you want to advertise do it elsewhere on the site and pay for it
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