When abroad, one should try different dishes right ? At last, my parents always told me to taste a bit of something new. I raise my kids like that as well, although I do have my own "taboo foods". Aligators, turtles, dogs, snakes, ants and a lot of things are in my list. Snails at well. Hubby is a snail lover, especially when we are in France. Topped with garlic and butter. My oldest son, apparently, is developing the same taste for molluscs.
If you follow this blog for a while you know I love Mediterranean food. When in Valencia I have at least once per stay enjoy a paella de bogavante (above). Salty, but the best in my opinion.
Yes, I have mentioned here before that this year I have been again in Valencia some while ago. This time with my whole (extended) Dutch family. After that, due to sickness in the family I barely had some time to blog about it. During my Wednesdays off I had to bring my mother in law to the hospital, sometimes twice a day, so that se could visit her husband.
Are you able to see the light brown/white escargot shells in the cornucopia vase above ? I have another couple of vases with plants which are adorned with escargots - it has always caused an impression in my son that his father has eaten up all the contents of those shells...
Now... I have refused ever tasting snails.
NO-WAY Brazilians are going to eat this (but my kids are just half-Brazilians, ha !)
We do not eat exotic food. Protein comes from cows, fish and chickens, that's it.
My son found it very yummy. My little girl did tried some at the end, but she didn't find it special.
My nieces have very limited palate, they do not like even rice... so they ignored the paella completely. After finishing his meal, my son urged me to collect as many snail shells as possible, which I put into a paper napkin and brought to the apartment. There, I have washed them carefully and they brought them to Holland.
Back home, the snail houses adorn a a mini vase with a desert plant in my kitchen.
Lovely ! Hubby and kids are already in France - I will be joining them soon,. You will see in September lots of posts with a French flavor (hopefully I will not be too lazy to take some pics...).
Straight from the sunny Roussillon and the Provence. At least I hope it will still be sunny when I arrive there.
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