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Typical French Food

The Burgundy snail or Roman Snail or Edible Snail (Helix pomatia). It is frequently farmed and is called escargot when used in cooking.

 

Snail is another food that is appreciated in France and often considered as a "strange" food by foreigners. France is the biggest snails consumer in the world with 40,000 tons consumed per year. Most of the snails production is artisanal (gathering of wild snails).

 

De wijngaardslak (Helix pomatia) is een grote huisjesslak die behoort tot de familie van de Helicidae, of tuinslakken. Er zijn wereldwijd zo'n 60.000 tot 75.000 verschillende soorten bekend. Frankrijk is de grootste slakkenconsument in de wereld met 40.000 ton die per jaar wordt verbruikt. Het merendeel van de productie komt van het verzamelen van wilde slakken.

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Taken on August 12, 2007