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Eating garden pests
« on: August 05, 2005, 15:58:13 PM »

 
  According to the French, if the snail wears his
  "horns" high, tomorrow will be fine weather.
  According to Fraser, it's dinner time.

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Re: Eating garden pests
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2005, 20:49:25 PM »
um, no don't think i'll be trying that anytime soon.
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Re: Eating garden pests
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2005, 22:59:04 PM »
Just got back from France and not a snail was to be seen on the dinner table (phew!).... mind you, I was the one doing ALL the cooking!

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Re: Eating garden pests
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2006, 23:00:01 PM »
bloody french dirty sods eat stuff that get used as a bush tukker trial.
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Re: Eating garden pests
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2006, 00:56:13 AM »
ERGH! No thanks ;)
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Re: Eating garden pests
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2006, 09:10:34 AM »
The only reason we have snails in the UK is because the Romans imported them here (and nettles) as foodstuffs....


So I reckon we should bomb Rome..... >:(

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Re: Eating garden pests
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2006, 09:22:50 AM »
  I'd eat it.  Looks quite tasty, actually.  Then again, I love shellfish, and I wouldn't think they'd be that much different to a whelk, or periwinkle.
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Re: Eating garden pests
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2006, 09:33:34 AM »
Funny that, the time I tried them it brought to mind calamari...

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Re: Eating garden pests
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2006, 09:34:54 AM »
http://escargot.free.fr/eng/cooking.htm

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Re: Eating garden pests
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2006, 09:35:54 AM »
Funny that, the time I tried them it brought to mind calamari...

  I've eaten Escargot before, and they're only a different species of snail, so why should anyone balk at cleaned up Garden Snails?
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Re: Eating garden pests
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2006, 09:37:09 AM »
Slugs... similar, but no-one seems to eat them.... ???

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Re: Eating garden pests
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2006, 09:38:30 AM »
Slugs... similar, but no-one seems to eat them.... ???

  I would, once they'd been purified, and drenched in melted butter.  I'd eat anything in melted butter, with a hint of garlic.
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Re: Eating garden pests
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2006, 07:18:33 AM »
Funny that, the time I tried them it brought to mind calamari...

  I've eaten Escargot before, and they're only a different species of snail, so why should anyone balk at cleaned up Garden Snails?

I watched on of Gordon Ramseys TV shows recently, he just went round the garden gathering up snails, cooked them and served them for lunch. I think it is a great way to get them out of my garden. I have had snail several times but I can never quite make my mind up about if I like them or not. Probably not