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National Escargot Day

Experience the delicacy of National Escargot Day - savor the unique flavor with a special recipe and raise your gastronomic game!
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May 24
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Get ready to celebrate National Escargot Day on May 24! This special day has been around since the early 2000s and is a great opportunity to learn more about one of the world's most popular gastronomic delicacies - escargot. Dating back to Ancient Rome, escargot has been enjoyed by many cultures over the centuries from France to Spain and beyond. Plus, with its unique flavor and texture, it makes for an enjoyable culinary experience. So grab your fork, butter and garlic, and get ready to indulge on this scrumptious snail-inspired dish!

History of National Escargot Day

National Escargot Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>50 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Roman Era Escargot</div><div class='timeline-text'>Escargot was a popular dish among Romans, evidenced by the inclusion in the recipe compilation, "Apicius".</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1650</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Escargot in French Cuisine</div><div class='timeline-text'>Escargot became entrenched in French cuisine, recognized as a gastronomic delicacy.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Escargot's Global Expansion</div><div class='timeline-text'>Post-war growth of tourism and international travel led to escargot gaining widespread recognition outside France.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Escargot Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first National Escargot Day was observed in United States to promote culinary boldness and adventure.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Escargot Farming Resurgence</div><div class='timeline-text'>The practice of escargot farming experienced resurgence, as demand for this classic delicacy grew in upscale restaurants globally.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Escargot Day Celebrations</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Escargot Day gained popularity worldwide, with gourmet chefs and food lovers appreciating the unique delicacy globally.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Escargot Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Cook your own escargot</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Escargot is surprisingly easy to make at home.  Start by buying canned escargot and then cooking with garlic, butter and herbs. Serve with crusty French bread for a delicious dinner.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit an escargot farm</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out a local escargot farm and learn all there is to know about this delicious creature. You'll get to meet the farmers and try some of their delicious homemade dishes.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Eat escargot in a restaurant</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There are plenty of restaurants that serve escargot. Try out a French restaurant or just look up restaurants that serve escargot near you. Bon Appétit!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host an escargot tasting party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a unique escargot tasting party. Give everyone a variety of escargot dishes and have them rate each one. The winner gets bragging rights.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Learn how to prepare escargot</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take an online cooking course or watch YouTube videos on how to prepare escargot properly. You'll learn all the techniques you need to make a delicious dish.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Escargot Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Escargot is nutritious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Escargot is packed with protein, calcium, B vitamins and essential fatty acids. It's also incredibly low in fat and cholesterol - so it's a healthier option than traditional proteins like beef or pork.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Escargot adds flavor to dishes</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Escargot has a mild flavor that works well with other ingredients. Plus, the texture helps hold together casseroles, quiches and pastas for an unforgettable meal every time. Also, don't forget to use the flavorful cooking liquids from escargot to create incredible sauces!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Escargot is a unique delicacy</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Eating escargot can be an adventure for your taste buds. Not only do you get to sample something different, but you're also experiencing a centuries-old culinary tradition that not many people get the chance to savor! So why not take full advantage of National Escargot Day?</p></div></div>

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When is National Escargot Day?

National Escargot Day is celebrated on May 24 every year. In 2024 National Escargot Day will occur on a Friday.

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