Snail frenzy 饕客大享蝸牛餐

By Catherine Thomas  /  STAFF WRITER, WITH AFP

Fri, Aug 17, 2007 - Page 20

Have you ever eaten a snail? Lots of people like eating snails. Earlier this month there was a snail eating festival in France.

Even though the weather was bad, a lot of people came to join the feast. The organizers said that holidaymakers from France and abroad came to the festival. "We had many more people than last year," said Jacky Pommier, one of the organizers. She also said that some people ate 60-84 snails in a single meal!

The chefs used 500kg of butter, 55kg of parsley and 33kg of garlic. They made the snails using a traditional French recipe called Bourgogne snails.

They must have tasted really good because 100,800 snails were eaten over the weekend! The festival was held in Digoin, east of the capital Paris.