Closeup of eating the fried snails with garlic butter
French escargots à la bourguignonne

Probably one of the most famous dishes in french cuisine, this small cooked snails are still an exotic food worth mention. Typically, escargots are prepared with melted garlic and parsley butter, but the preparation can vary depending on the restaurant or country. They are better served with wine and chicken soup in France, but in Italy and Greece snails are often prepared in other dishes such as pasta and sauces.

Studies suggest that near the Mediterranean, humans have been eating snails for nearly 30,000 years. Escargots are typically served in dishes with small indentations for each snail, and special tools to hold the shells and eat the snail.