The garden snail, Helix aspersa, came to Britain with the Romans, who loved to eat them, they may have come earlier, in the Bronze age, but didn’t spread much. It’s the snail most cultivated for gourmet food and is known as petit gris.
This site follows up a piece on the One Show (BBC1) in April 2009. It has information on how to prepare garden snails, for cooking and eating, of recipes, all in the March Archive, more on Purging in May Archive.
To see my comments with slide show, click on it.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
See the March 09 archive for details of preparation and recipes