Some squeamish people may think eating snails is gross, but it seems beside the point to me—I would probably eat a slug if it were served with enough butter and garlic.
The escargot from L'Escargot Montorgueil, a classic snail joint in the center of Paris, is a little pricey—six of their cheapest snails cost €9, or about $15, for exactly six mouthfuls of food (blame it on the snail shortage). But it was entirely worth the damage to my student budget for the experience of eating with one of those dainty gold forks and sopping up the delicious sauce with hot, crusty bread. Oh, I guess there were also snails.
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