Normally I love French cooking, especially the rustic French kitchens. But no one is ever going to convince me that escargot is anything but a slimy snail that has been drenched in enough oil and garlic to try to disguise their real texture. It doesn’t work. They are still slimy snails no matter how good the word sounds in French. And really, who was the first person desperate enough to dig one of them out of a shell and eat it? Ugh!