This is a preview of the content in our French Food Decoder app. Get the app to:
  • Read offline
  • Remove ads
  • Access all content
  • Use the in-app Map to find sites, and add custom locations (your hotel...)
  • Build a list of your own favourites
  • Search the contents with full-text search functionality
  • ... and more!
iOS App Store Google Play


Catalan snail feast

Caracoles a la Llauna dels Trulls Lleida

Helix aspersa, determined 04 June 2011 by Francisco Welter-Schultes

In Roussillon they like to make a cargolade—a lot of snails (cargols in Catalan) cooked on a grill, or in a llauna (tin pan) in an oven, with salt and pepper, or lard and herbs, and served with aïoli or vinaigrette.

In late July, Bompas holds a massive cargolade feast.



Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Domènec Leal