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Escargot

Escargot is an edible snail, a gastropod mollusk that lives on land in a spiral one-piece shell, a delicacy farmed extensively in France, Turkey, and Algeria.

Table manners for eating escargot. When escargot is served as an appetizer in garlic butter:

  1. the shell is held in a napkin­covered hand or is gripped with a scissor-like tong;
  2. a snail fork is held in the other hand and used to extract the meat with a pulling motion; and
  3. dip the escargot into butter sauce, if provided.

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