Monday, May 20, 2013
Thanks Just the Same
May 24 (this Friday) is National Escargot Day. Thanks just the same, but I'll pass. Snails are too crunchy for my taste.
Better Scoot, Snaily
For some folks, escargot is a true delicacy. Huge places like Chicago and Philadelphia are having (or have had) bigbashes devoted to the slithery little dudes. We used to have a local restaurant that served escargot, but they're gone to eatery heaven now.
If you enjoy French cooking, I suppose this is another one of those culinary holidays into which you may (pardon the pun--wait for it!) sink your teeth. But I prefer my din-dins not to carry their exoskeletons over the tender tidbits. My teeth are approaching (or maybe passed by now) a decade old, so I don't need any unnecessary masticatory challenges.
By the way, did anybody think to ask the snails how they would like to celebrate this holiday? Seems only fair. I suggest eating tofu instead. I won't do it, of course--that's why I'm suggesting you do so, because somebody has to eat the stuff; otherwise, it will just pile up, and nobody wants that--but let's cut the snails some slack. Let them do whatever they do wherever they're doing it.
Your Roving Reporter On The Go,
Cauli Le Chat
P.S. Folk duo Hungrytown performed "Thanks Just the Same" at the Bent Horseshoe Cafe in Tokomaru, New Zealand (March, 2013). Hungrytown performed at my Library in November, 2007, and it was one of the best concerts we've ever hosted. Visit the Hungrytown website for more information about their great music.