Gar­den snail

Country Life Every Week - - My Favourite Painting Magnus Linklater -

(Cornu as­per­sum) Hugely adapt­able and equally suc­cess­ful, the gar­den snail is the pest we all love to hate. It can be found in a range of dif­fer­ent habi­tats, favour­ing veg­etable gar­dens, where it con­sumes seedlings and straw­ber­ries with equal gusto. You can get your own back by eat­ing it. Prepa­ra­tion in­cludes fast­ing the snail to purge it of all un­savoury waste prod­ucts in its in­tes­tine, re­mov­ing it from its shell and then cook­ing it in boil­ing wa­ter. The French like to put the snail back into its shell be­fore eat­ing. Don’t for­get the gar­lic but­ter!

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